Questions tagged [george-r-r-martin]

Questions about the author George R. R. Martin and his works, the most famous of which are the novels in the fantasy series 'A Song of Ice and Fire'.

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A song of ice and fire - Is there a synopsis available?

At some point in the undeterminate future, George RR Martin will release the next book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Considering that the last book was released so long ago, is there (or will ...
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Why are German language editions of Game of Thrones much more expensive than their original version counterparts?

In 2019, George R. R. Martin has published 5 out of a planned 7 novels in the series A Song of Fire and Ice (commonly referred to as Game of Thrones based on the TV adaptation and the title of the ...
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Did George R. R. Martin read Romance of The Three Kingdoms?

George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire doesn't need an introduction. It is also widely known among fans that Martin drew a lot of inspiration from history, for example the War of the Roses in ...
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Evidence that the fate of some A Song of Ice and Fire characters was inspired by the Divine Comedy's contrapasso?

In the Inferno in Dante's Divine Comedy, sinners are punished by a process that either resembles or contrast with the major sin they committed. For example, the violent are submerged in a river of ...
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Did George R. R. Martin Conceive Bronn as a Younger, Cynical Version of Illyrio Mopatis?

In A Song of Ice and Fire and the television series Game of Thrones, Bronn is a low-born "sellsword" (i.e. a mercenary) who, in the first few seasons of the television series, he is coupled with the ...
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Difference between editions of A Game of Thrones from 2016

In 2016, Bantam published a A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition with a hard cover, a foreword by John Hodgman, maps by Jeffrey L. Ward and illustrations by Michael Komarck and Michael S. Miller....
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What was the real-world inspiration for the Kingsguard?

George RR Martin's fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire takes a lot of inspiration from real-world history: Hadrian's Wall becomes the Wall in the North, Yorkists and Lancastrians become Starks and ...
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What does “The beginning came long after the end” mean in George R.R. Martin's Dying of the Light?

Near the beginning of Martin's "Dying of the Light" novel, there is the following passage: Behind it was a stillness and a smoky darkness, an unmoving curtain that hid the farther stars. A cloud of ...
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Understanding this sex scene in A Song of Ice and Fire

I'm reading A Song of Ice and Fire, and there's a sexually explicit scene where Jon Snow and Ygritte have sex. Jon does something, and afterwards Ygritte says: Afterward, she was almost shy, or as ...
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What is the evidence supporting the idea that Aegon (young Griff) is a Blackfyre?

I have read all of ASoIaF, and even though he gets limited time on the page, people love to speculate about young Griff, aka Aegon Targaryen. Apart from the fact that most people had assumed him ...
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Does GRRM have a habit of making meta statements?

One passage from A Dance with Dragons has got me wondering how GRRM leaves clues for his readers. He tried to count the pennies nailed to the old oak, but there were too many of them and he kept ...
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Is “The Ice Dragon” set in the same universe as “A Song of Ice and Fire”?

The Ice Dragon is a children's book by George R. R. Martin, about a girl born during the long winter. The universe shows some similarities to the main universe of ASOIAF, but is it the same universe?
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What does it mean to greet a guest with an unsheathed sword?

In A Game of Thrones, Chapter 24, when Tyrion Lannister visits Winterfell on the way back from the Wall: “Any man of the Night’s Watch is welcome here at Winterfell for as long as he wishes to ...