A Song of Ice and Fire (Series) | Study Guide

George R.R. Martin

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A Song of Ice and Fire (Series) | Book Summaries

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Timeline of Events

  • Robert's Rebellion leads to the overthrow of the Targaryen dynasty; Robert Baratheon becomes king.

    A Game of Thrones
  • The Others reappear north of the wall after thousands of years of inactivity.

    A Game of Thrones
  • In Essos, Daenerys Targaryen marries Khal Drogo.

    A Game of Thrones
  • Jaime Lannister pushes Bran Stark from a window after the boy sees him and Cersei having sex.

    A Game of Thrones
  • Ned Stark is named Hand of the King and moves to King's Landing; Jon Snow joins the Night's Watch.

    A Game of Thrones
  • An attempt is made on Bran's life; Catelyn takes Tyrion captive, believing he ordered the attack.

    A Game of Thrones
  • Robert dies under suspicious circumstances; Joffrey is crowned king.

    A Game of Thrones
  • Ned Stark is executed by Joffrey; Arya becomes a fugitive, and the War of the Five Kings begins.

    A Game of Thrones
  • Khal Drogo dies; three dragons are hatched from eggs; Daenerys heads east with her khalasar.

    A Game of Thrones
  • Tyrion becomes Hand of the King and prepares to defend King's Landing against Stannis.

    A Clash of Kings
  • Jon, Lord Commander Jeor Mormont, and men of the Night's Watch begin the great ranging.

    A Clash of Kings
  • Renly Baratheon is assassinated by a shadow resembling his brother Stannis.

    A Clash of Kings
  • Theon Greyjoy betrays the Starks and takes Winterfell; he is taken captive by Ramsay Bolton.

    A Clash of Kings
  • Bran Stark and his brother escape Winterfell; Bran goes in search of the three-eyed crow.

    A Clash of Kings
  • At the Battle of the Blackwater, Stannis Baratheon is overwhelmed by Lannister forces.

    A Clash of Kings
  • Jon Snow pretends to join with the wildlings and falls in love with Ygritte.

    A Clash of Kings
  • Brienne and Jaime are captured by Vargo Hoat, who cuts off Jaime's sword hand.

    A Storm of Swords
  • Robb and Catelyn Stark are murdered by the Freys at the Red Wedding.

    A Storm of Swords
  • Still a fugitive, Arya travels with Sandor Clegane and learns to kill.

    A Feast for Crows
  • The death of Balon Greyjoy leads to Euron Greyjoy's kingship of the Ironborn.

    A Feast for Crows
  • Daenerys battles through Slaver's Bay, liberates the slaves, and becomes queen of Meereen.

    A Feast for Crows
  • Joffrey is murdered at his wedding to Margaery Tyrell; Sansa Stark is hidden by Petyr Baelish.

    A Storm of Swords
  • Tyrion is accused of Joffrey's murder; he is freed by Jaime, kills his father, and escapes.

    A Storm of Swords
  • The wildlings attack the Wall but are scattered by Stannis; Jon Snow is elected Lord Commander.

    A Storm of Swords
  • Ramsay Bolton tortures Theon and unknowingly marries a false Arya Stark sent by the Lannisters.

    A Dance with Dragons
  • Stannis leaves the Wall to attack the Boltons at Winterfell. His army is stranded in a blizzard.

    A Dance with Dragons
  • Cersei schemes to have Margaery Tyrell arrested for treason but is arrested herself.

    A Dance with Dragons
  • In Essos, Tyrion is captured by Jorah Mormont and discovers the existence of Aegon Targaryen.

    A Dance with Dragons
  • In Essos, Daenerys is under attack; she marries Hizdahr zo Loraq to end the violence.

    A Dance with Dragons
  • Daenerys's dragon Drogon appears in the fighting pits of Meereen; she flees Meereen on his back.

    A Dance with Dragons
  • Arya becomes an acolyte at the House of Black and White, where she is trained as an assassin.

    A Dance with Dragons
  • After establishing a truce with the wildlings, Jon Snow is stabbed by men of the Night's Watch.

    A Dance with Dragons

Book Summaries Chart

Book Summary
A Game of Thrones Most of the events in A Song of Ice and Fire take place on the two continents Westeros and Essos. In the Seven Kingdom... Read More
A Clash of Kings The civil wars in Westeros continue to escalate. Young King Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne in King's Landing, opposed... Read More
A Storm of Swords A Storm of Swords picks up immediately after Tywin Lannister's victory at the Battle of the Blackwater. At his home se... Read More
A Feast for Crows With Renly Baratheon, Robb Stark, Balon Greyjoy, and Joffrey Baratheon all dead, the War of the Five Kings would appea... Read More
A Dance with Dragons Not far from the Wall, Bran Stark continues his journey through the haunted forest with Coldhands, Hodor, and Jojen an... Read More
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