World of a Song of Ice and Fire


The fictional world in which the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin take place is divided into several continents.

George Raymond Richard Martin, often referred to as GRRM, is an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, screenwriter, and television producer.

A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy novels by the American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin.

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Most of the story takes place on the continent Westeros, in a large political entity known as the Seven Kingdoms.

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It actually consists of nine regions and a largely unmapped area to the north, separated by a massive wall of ice and old magic.


The vast continent of Essos lies to the east of Westeros, across the Narrow Sea.


The closest foreign nations to Westeros are the Free Cities, a collection of independent city-states along the western edge of this eastern continent.

A city-state is a sovereign state that consists of a city and its dependent territories.


The lands along the southern coastline of the eastern continent, collectively called the Lands of the Summer Sea, include Slavers Bay and the ruins of Valyria, the former home of Westeros' Targaryen kings.


To the south of Essos lie the continents of Sothoryos and Ulthos, which in the narrative are largely unexplored.

A narrative or story is a report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images, or both.


George R. R. Martin set the Ice and Fire story in an alternative world of Earth, a "secondary world", such as J. R. R. Tolkien pioneered with Middle-earth.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.

Earth is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

A fictional universe is a self-consistent imaginary setting with events, and often other elements, that differ from the real world.


Martin has also suggested that world may be larger than the real world planet Earth.


The Ice and Fire narrative can be considered to be set in a post-magic world where people no longer believe in supernatural things such as the Others, and while the characters understand the natural aspects of their world, they cannot comprehend its magical elements.


Religion, though, has a significant role in the life of people with the characters practising many different religions.

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