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This site is dedicated to discussing the books and stories written by George RR Martin and using them to help dissect his magnum opus, A Song of Ice and Fire (ASOIAF).
As a fan of the author and his work as a whole, and having read as much of his work as I can get my little paws on, I realized George RR Martin (GRRM) has his own repeating themes that he uses between books and of which we are also witnessing in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. A word is not the same with one author as it is another, and GRRM chooses each and every word with reason. In my mind it makes much more sense to compare/contrast the author against his own work to witness how he ends up using his admitted inspirations, as opposed to assuming he is swindling his work from others.
Many other fans have done great work in finding the parallels within the A Song of Ice and Fire world. I have been part of some very thought provoking forum threads that have helped open up my thought process when dissecting the books. These same repeated themes, icons, items, verbiage, identities are also repeated across all of GRRM’s work. I consider myself a fan of the author George RR Martin, not just of A Song of Ice and Fire.
You do not have to have read all of George RR Martin’s work to enjoy and interact on this site, I will provide as many story quotes as possible, but it does help if you have read them… and fanaticize over them like I do. However, just ask and I will provide more quotes as often as needed. I do not mind at all.
Forewarning: There will be open spoilers for any and all of George RR Martin’s work at any point on this site. This includes the upcoming A Song of Ice and Fire book, The Winds of Winter. There is, however, no A Game of Thrones television show discussion on this site for many reasons but mainly because the author himself has described the tv series as its own thing, its own alternate universe. The two mediums cannot be compared past season 3 of the show.
I welcome discussion in the comments section, but I do ask you show respect for alternative ideas and that you stay on topic. As this is an ever evolving site, any new information and credits will be given when credit is due.
Thank you to all the forum friends and posters who contribute!
And a huge Thank You to George RR Martin for his decades of plot twists, inverted tropes, love triangles, jambles and jumbles, as well as the interregnum that never ends. You tricksy bird, you.
Please visit his Not a Blog for ASOIAF updates.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
The Fattest Leech blog is one of many in the fandom working to unravel the clues to A Song of Ice and Fire. Here are a few other websites that may also be of interest:
- Cantuse manifesto reading https://cantuse.wordpress.com/
- Sweetsunray Mythological Weave https://sweeticeandfiresunray.com/
- The Weirwood Eyes https://theweirwoodseyes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/
- Wars and politics of ice and fire https://warsandpoliticsoficeandfire.wordpress.com/
- Bran Vras Huis Clos http://branvras.free.fr/HuisClos/HuisClos.html
- Mythological Astronomy https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/
- The Dragon Demands on YouTube that breaks down the changes from book to show, and the reasoning behind them. The Dragon Demands videos
- (more to come)
This entire site and all of the contents are always a work in progress as new information is discovered upon each reread, and when there are enough hours in the day to complete the needed updates.
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