List of A Song of Ice and Fire Characters

List Of A Song Of Ice And Fire Characters

George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series features a massive cast of characters. The series follows three interwoven plotlines: a dynastic war for control of Westeros by several families; the rising threat of the dormant cold supernatural Others dwelling beyond an immense wall of ice on Westeros' northern border; and the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled daughter and only remaining heir of a king murdered fifteen years earlier in a rebellion, to return to Westeros with her fire-breathing dragons and claim her rightful throne.

Each chapter is narrated in the third person limited through the eyes of a point of view character. Beginning with nine POV characters in A Game of Thrones, the number grows to thirty-one in A Dance with Dragons. Because the narrators come from different sides of the conflicts, each character is considered both a hero and a villain. Most characters are nobility and are members of, or are sworn to, Westeros' Great Houses: House Arryn, the ruling House Baratheon, House Greyjoy, House Lannister, House Martell, the exiled House Targaryen, House Tully, House Tyrell, and House Stark. In the royal court, the Kingsguard vow to protect the king and do not ally themselves with one house. The King's council also exists to serve the king, but the loyalties of its members often lie elsewhere. Other characters are sworn brothers of the Night's Watch, who defend Westeros from wildling raiders and the supernatural race of Others beyond the Wall.

Read more about List Of A Song Of Ice And Fire Characters:  House Arryn, Retainers, and Bannermen, House Baratheon, Retainers, and Bannermen, House Greyjoy, Retainers, and Bannermen, House Lannister, Retainers, and Bannermen, House Martell, Retainers, and Bannermen, House Stark, Retainers, and Bannermen, House Targaryen, Retainers, and Bannermen, House Tully, Retainers, and Bannermen, House Tyrell, Retainers, and Bannermen, Night's Watch and Wildlings, Royal Court and Officials

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