Tower of the Hand

Maester Luwin's FAQ

A list of questions that the average reader may have in mind after finishing the first three books in the series.
Nov 1, 2005, 12:00 AM ET
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Welcome to Maester Luwin's Frequently Asked Questions, a resource for all readers of George R. R. Martin's wonderful series A Song of Ice and Fire. The purpose of this section is to lay out and analyze quotes from the series, and infer from them the answer to several mysteries that are presented. The purpose is not to present all theories pertaining to the books. Only theories with considerable evidence in the form of quotes will be discussed here.

Readers should be warned that the following articles and even the questions themselves may CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT FINISHED THE BOOKS! It is highly advisable that you read the series up to at least A Storm of Swords before reading the questions below. Most contain evidence that will only spoil and surprise your enjoyment of the series.

As a quick note, all quotes from A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings are from the US PB (Bantam Spectra) edition. All quotes from A Storm of Swords are from the US HC (Bantam) edition. I am trying to get my hands on other versions of the novels, as to compare the page numbers, but this will take time. All quotes listed with an 'SSM' after them mean they are a quote from George R. R. Martin, taken from the 'So Spake Martin' collection at

Again, we highly recommend reading the first three books of A Song of Ice and Fire before viewing these articles. Even the questions may contain massive spoilers.

If you wish to continue, change the scope level above to A Storm of Swords or higher.

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