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This page contains the errata for A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons.

A Song of Ice and Fire Errata
Main series
A Game of Thrones (Appendix)
A Clash of Kings (Appendix)
A Storm of Swords (Appendix)
A Feast for Crows (Appendix)
A Dance with Dragons (Appendix)
Dunk & Egg tales
The Hedge Knight
The Sworn Sword
The Mystery Knight
History novellas
The Princess and the Queen
The Rogue Prince
The Sons of the Dragon
Fire & Blood
Reign of the Dragon
Three Heads Had the Dragon
The Sons of the Dragon
The Year of The Three Brides
A Time of Testing
The Long Reign
Heirs of the Dragon
The Dying of the Dragons
Under the Regents
The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency
Lineages and Family Tree
The World of Ice & Fire
The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest
The Targaryen Kings
The Fall of the Dragons
The Seven Kingdoms
The Free Cities
Beyond the Free Cities
The Bones and Beyond
Appendix
The Lands of Ice and Fire


Background

In his A Song of Ice and Fire series, George R. R. Martin uses the "unreliable narrator". As such, not all inconsistencies in the books that are mistakes. However, Martin has expressed that accidental mistakes can distract from the planned inconsistencies, making them less effective.[1] As such, the pages indexed here represent a collection of gathered possible and confirmed mistakes and, if possible, their confirmed corrections within Martin's series.

What you will not find on this page are discussions of information from So Spake Martin which contradicts with more recently released printed material, contradictions found in sample chapters from unreleased books (e.g., The Winds of Winter), or speculations about possible solutions.

Examples of what will not be found on the errata pages include:

  • According to Osha, "the blue star in the rider's eye" of the constellation the Ice Dragon points north.[2] However, when Bran Stark later recalls Osha's statement, he does so incorrectly: "The blue star in the dragon's eye pointed the way north, as Osha told him once."[3]
  • Differences in views on certain events. While the "commonly told story about the Battle of the Bells" apparently states that Robert I Baratheon and Jon Connington did not come face to face during the battle (as stated by Maester Yandel ["Rightly famed is Robert's grand victory at Stoney Sept, also called the Battle of the Bells, where he slew the famous Ser Myles Mooton—once Prince Rhaegar's squire—and five men besides, and might well have killed the new Hand, Lord Connington, had the battle brought them together."][4] and Harwin of Winterfell ["Robert came out of hiding to join the fight when the bells began to ring. He slew six men that day, they say. One was Myles Mooton, a famous knight who'd been Prince Rhaegar's squire. He would have slain the Hand too, but the battle never brought them together."]),[5] Connington himself recalls it rather differently ("Bells and battle followed, and Robert emerged from his brothel with a blade in hand, and almost slew Jon on the steps of the old sept that gave the town its name.").[6]

A Game of Thrones

  • In Map of the South by Jeffrey L. Ward, Silverhill is named Silverhall.
  • In the Prologue, Gared, who has been in the Night's Watch for forty years as both man and boy, states "I saw men freeze last winter, and the one before, when I was half a boy", indicating that he was "half a boy" two winters ago.[7] However, Tyrion Lannister later states that he has seen eight or nine winters during his lifetime.[8] As Tyrion was born in 273 AC,[9][10] Gared's count does not add up to Tyrion's count, as more than two winters have passed within the last twenty-five years. Tyrion's count also makes little sense, since with the nine years of summer and the fact that he was born in the midst of a three-year winter,[8] that would leave only fourteen years to have eight or nine winters, contradicting the concept of the long seasons.
  • In Chapter 3, Daenerys I, Daenerys Targaryen states that her brother Viserys was eight years old when he fled King's Landing in 283 AC.[11] However, Viserys's birth has been confirmed to have occurred in 276 AC,[9] making him, at most, seven at the time.
  • In Chapter 5, Jon I, King Daeron I Targaryen is referred to as "Daeren Targaryen".[12]
  • In Chapter 12, Eddard II, Eddard Stark states that Ser Jaime Lannister will succeed to the title of Warden of the West after his father Lord Tywin Lannister. However, as a Kingsguard knight, Jaime cannot inherit.[13]
  • According to Jeor Mormont, he has been in the Night's Watch longer than Ser Alliser Thorne.[8] Alliser joined the Night's Watch following the conclusion of Robert's Rebellion,[8] which suggests that Jeor had joined the order prior to the war. While Jeor states that he had been Lord Commander at the time Alliser joined,[8] more recent sources, both canon and semi-canon, contradict this statement: In A Storm of Swords, it is stated that Lord Qorgyle, who had been the Lord Commander before Jeor,[14] was the Lord Commander at some point after the war,[15] and that the last election for Lord Commander took place roughly ten years before the series takes place,[16] which corresponds with George R.R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, which specifically states that Jeor Mormont was only elected in 288 AC.[17] As such, the claim that he was Lord Commander in 283 AC is incorrect. It is still possible, however, that Jeor had already been a member of the Night's Watch at the time.
  • Renly Baratheon's eye color has been described as green in A Game of Thrones,[18] but in A Clash of Kings he is said to have blue eyes like his older brother, Robert.[19]
  • In Chapter 20, Eddard IV, Eddard Stark recalls that Renly Baratheon was eight years old when King Robert I Baratheon won the Iron Throne in 283 AC.[20] However, he has been described as twenty-one years old in 299 AC on numerous occasions in A Clash of Kings,[21][19]{Ref|aFfC|37}} making it impossible for him to have been eight years old in 283 AC. Possibly a planned inconsistency.
  • From the Tower of the Hand, Ned "passed beneath the King's Gate into the stink of the city", rode to Tobho Mott's shop.[22] "King's Gate" should be a gate of the Red Keep instead.
  • Shortly before Catelyn Stark arrives at the inn at the crossroads, she passes Jason Mallister, the Lord of Seagard, on the road, who is on his way to King's Landing for the Hand's tourney.[23] Catelyn arrests Tyrion Lannister at the inn that same evening,[23] which is witnessed by Yoren. Yoren subsequently rides as quickly as he can to King's Landing ("Rode hard, I did, near killed my horse the way I drove her, but I left the others well behind.").[24] However, by the time he arrives at King's Landing, the Hand's tourney, in which Lord Jason Mallister has participated, is already over. So Mallister managed to arrive in King's Landing days before Yoren did, despite the fact that Yoren should have arrived earlier.
  • When informing Eddard Stark about the abduction of Tyrion Lannister by Eddard's wife Catelyn, Yoren states that he left the other witnesses from the inn far behind him. However, he also states that "Not all o' them made for King's Landing, either. Some went galloping for Casterly Rock, and the Rock lies closer. Lord Tywin will have gotten the word by now, you can count on it.".[24] However, according to the maps of Westeros, King's Landing lies closer by than Casterly Rock,[25] which means that Yoren should have been able to reach the capital before anyone from the inn could have reached Casterly Rock.
  • Vayon Poole arranges for Sansa and Arya Stark to sail on the Wind Witch "out of Braavos" from King's Landing.[26] However, later on, when Arya Stark asks a Lannister guard at the docks about the ship, the man claims the ship is from Myr.[27]
  • In Chapter 59, Catelyn IX, it is said that Catelyn is welcomed by Lord Walder Frey in his hall while he is surrounded by "twenty living sons (minus Ser Perwyn, who would have made twenty-one), thirty-six grandsons, nineteen great-grandsons, and numerous daughters, granddaughters, bastards, and grandbastards".[28] While Walder Frey indeed has twenty-one sons,[N 1] he has thirty-one trueborn grandsons[N 2] and seventeen trueborn great-grandsons[N 3] at the time.[N 4] Furthermore, the listing from the Appendix from A Clash of Kings makes it likely that not all of them are present at the Twins. Although the locations of each of these characters at the time of Catelyn IX are not confirmed, by the start of A Clash of Kings they are the following: listed as serving as a page are Willem Frey (at Ashemark), Emmon's son Walder (at Casterly Rock), Robert Brax (at Casterly Rock), and Wendel Frey (at Seagard); Further listed as being away from the Twins are Zachery Frey, being trained at the Sept of Oldtown, Luceon, in service as a septon at the Great Sept of Baelor in King's Landing, Robert Frey, in training at the Citadel in Oldtown, Willamen, in service as a maester at Longbow Hall, Bradamar Frey, being fostered in Braavos, and Malwyn Frey, being apprenticed to an alchemist in Lys. Additionally, Walder's son Geremy is said to have drowned, while Aenys's son Aegon is identified as an outlaw.[29]
  • When Arya Stark is living on the streets of King's Landing after her father's arrest, she is unable to leave the city because the city's gates are either closed or guarded by the Lannisters. Yet, although she is unable to pass the River Gate, she is able to visit the wharfs, which are located outside of the River Gate.[27]

A Game of Thrones Appendix

A Clash of Kings

  • In Map of King's Landing, the north direction is tilted to the right. However, various descriptions in the books suggest the north direction in Map of King's Landing is the up direction.
  • In Bran I, Turnip is called "the cook's boy",[34] while the appendices of both A Clash of Kings and A Feast for crows describe Turnip as a female.[29][35]
  • In Chapter 6, Jon I, Aelinor Penrose is incorrectly referred to as the sister of King Aerys I Targaryen,[36] instead of his cousin.[37]
  • In Chapter 10, Davos I, the UK edition says Joffrey's twelfth nameday tourney was "a year and a half ago" whereas the US edition says "a year ago".[38] The former is in error, since Joffrey's thirteenth nameday happened just a few chapters ago.[39]
  • In Chapter 20, Tyion V, the US edition says the vault was "under the hill of Rhaenys, behind the Guildhall of the Alchemists", whereas the UK edition says "under the hill of Visenya, behind the Guildhall of the Alchemists".[40] Judging from the map of King's Landing, the former is likely in error.
  • In Chapter 20, Tyion V, Tyrion called Stafford Lannister "cousin",[40] which should be "uncle" instead.
  • In Chapter 24, Theon II, Theon's chamber was in the "Guest Keep" according to US edition, and "Bloody Keep" according to UK edition.[41] Judging from Chapter 11, Theon I, the former is likely in error.
  • In Chapter 25, Tyrion VI, Cleos Frey left King's Landing through "King's Gate" according to US edition, and "Gate of the Gods" according to UK edition.[42] Judging from the map of King's Landing, the former is likely in error.
  • The eye color of the dragon Viserion has been described as molten gold[43][44] and the eye color of the dragon Rhaegal is described as bronze on multiple occasions[44][45] in A Dance with Dragons. However, in A Clash of Kings, Rhaegal's eye color is described as "molten gold".[46]
  • In Chapter 32, Sansa III, Sansa walks on Sandor Clegane's left side, so the burned side of his face is facing away from her.[47] This is incorrect, as A Game of Thrones has established that the left side of Sandor's face was burned.[48]
  • Further in that chapter, Tyrion refers to Martyn Lannister as his "nephew" instead of cousin.[47]
  • In Chapter 35, Bran V, Big Walder and Little Walder Frey discuss the succession of House Frey. Little Walder says "Aegon and all his sons" are next in line after Petyr Frey;[2] however, Aegon (aka "Jinglebell") is a lackwit fool and not known to be married or have any children.[29]
  • In Chapter 42, Davos II, Erren Florent is mistakenly called "Errol".[49]
  • In Chapter 45, Catelyn VI, Edric Storm is said to have been seven or eight years old.[50] However, other evidence shows him to be around 12.[51]
  • Catelyn mentioned "Renly is dead, murdered at Bitterbridge by his brother",[52] but he died at Storm's End.
  • The horse Dancer is stated on multiple occasions to be female.[53][54] However, in Chapter 50, Theon IV, and later in Chapter 69, Bran VII, Dancer is suddenly referred to as a male horse.[55][56]
  • Typos: "languid" as "lanquid",[57], Hother Umber's name as "Hothen",[54] Jarman Buckwell's name as "Jarmen",[58] "aurochs" as "auroch",[59] "hallooing" as "halooing",[60] Podrick Payne's name as "Podrik".[61] These are corrected in A Clash of Kings: The Illustrated Edition.[62]
  • In Chapter 47, Arya IX, Gendry tells Arya Stark that Ben Blackthumb have smithed for "Lady Whent and her father before her and his father before him, and even for Lord Lothston who held Harrenhal before the Whents". Gendry errs as the Lord Lothston before the Whents was actually a woman, Lady Danelle Lothston.[63] This mistake can be explained two ways. Either Gendry is just wrong which is plausible but unlikely as he heard this information from Ben himself, who is well placed to know for who he worked for. Or the explanation is more meta. As Lady Danelle is first mentioned by name in A Feast for Crows (published in 2005) and appears for the first time on page in The Mystery Knight (published in 2010), GRRM probably had not created her yet at the time he wrote A Clash of Kings (published in 1999). Either way, future editions of A Clash of Kings should change "Lord Lothston" into "Lady Lothston".
  • In Chapter 62, Sansa VII, Dontos Hollard claimed Lord Tywin himself had their right wing on the north side of the river, with Randyll Tarly commanding the center and Mace Tyrell the left. However, their right wing should be on the south side.
  • A flock of carrion crows is referred to as an "unkindness".[64] However, an unkindness refers to flock of ravens. A gathering of crows is a murder of crows.

A Clash of Kings Appendix

In the appendix of A Feast for Crows, Eldon is still identified as Stannis's uncle, but is now called Lord Estermont instead of Ser.[35] If it is assumed that the Lord Estermont (never identified by his first name) from A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords has died after his last mention, and that Eldon has inherited Estermont since then, this information is consistent with the previous statements. No deaths in House Estermont have been described in the family, however.
However, in A Dance with Dragons, the appendix states that Ser Lomas is Eldon's second son, instead of his brother. At the same time, Eldon is identified as Stannis's great-uncle instead of his grandfather, making him a brother of Stannis's grandfather.[66] According to this scenario, Cassana's brothers are unknown, while it is suggested that the unnamed Lord Estermont — the one whom Stannis calls "grandfather" and complains has bent the knee to Joffrey — was the father of Cassana, and thus grandfather to the Baratheons. Additionally, it suggests that he has recently died, and that the current Lord Eldon was his brother. However, the application A World of Ice and Fire identifies Eldon as Stannis' great-uncle as well, but states he is the same person as the Lord Estermont who had bend the knee to Joffrey.[74][75]
The consistent information in all of these sources is that Ser Aemon is Eldon's son and heir, and Ser Alyn is Aemon's son, and that Ser Lomas's son is Ser Andrew. Whether Eldon is Cassana's father, brother, or uncle (and thus whether he is Lomas's brother, father, or uncle), is currently unconfirmed.

A Storm of Swords

A Storm of Swords Appendix

In the appendix of A Feast for Crows, Eldon is still identified as Stannis's uncle, but is now called Lord Estermont instead of Ser.[35] If it is assumed that the Lord Estermont (never identified by his first name) from A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords has died after his last mention, and that Eldon has inherited Estermont since then, this information is consistent with the previous statements. No deaths in House Estermont have been described in the family, however.
However, in A Dance with Dragons, the appendix states that Ser Lomas is Eldon’s second son, instead of his brother. At the same time, Eldon is identified as Stannis's great-uncle instead of grandfather, making him a brother of Stannis's grandfather.[66] According to this scenario, Cassana's brothers are unknown, while it is suggested that the unnamed Lord Estermont - the one whom Stannis calls "grandfather" and complains has bent the knee to Joffrey - was the father of Cassana, and thus grandfather to the Baratheons. Additionally, it suggests that he has recently died, and that the current Lord Eldon was his brother. However, the application A World of Ice and Fire identifies Eldon as Stannis' great-uncle as well, but states he is the same person as the Lord Estermont who had bend the knee to Joffrey.[74][75]
The consistent information in all of these sources is that Ser Aemon is Eldon’s son and heir, and Ser Alyn is Aemon's son, and that Ser Lomas's son is Ser Andrew. Whether Eldon is Cassana's father, brother, or uncle (and thus whether he is Lomas's brother, father, or uncle), is currently unconfirmed.

A Feast for Crows

  • Nymeria Sand is described to be pale skinned in A Feast for Crows,[119] but as olive-skinned in A Dance with Dragons.[120]
  • Qyburn's eye color is described as blue in A Feast for Crows,[88] but had been described as brown in A Storm of Swords[87]
  • In Chapter 4, Brienne I, it is stated that "The hedge knights and the septon washed down the meat with ale, […]." However, the two hedge knights were accompanying a merchant, not a septon.
  • Earlier prints of A Feast for Crows state that, upon entering Braavos's lagoon, Arya can see the Purple Harbor (located on the northern side of Braavos) behind the buildings of the Drowned Town in Chapter 6, Arya I. The Drowned Town is located in between the Purple Harbor and Ragman's Harbor (and closer to the latter than to the former[121]). However, the publication of a detailed map of Braavos in 2012,[122] places the entrance to the lagoon at such a location that Arya could not have seen the Purple Harbor in the same line as the Drowned Town. As such, later prints have since the passage to "A harbor was visible off to her right, beyond a sinking point of land where the tops of half-drowned buildings thrust themselves above the water: a tangle of piers and quays crowded with big-bellied whalers out of Ibben, swan ships from the Summer Isles, and more galleys than a girl could count. Another harbor, more distant, was off to her left."[123]
  • After Blackbird left Eastwatch-by-the-Sea, it sailed in good weather for more than ten days, but still didn't reach Skagos.[124] The speed is much slower than other ships in the novel.
  • In Chapter 17, Cersei IV, the sentence "Merryweather nodded. "Strength at sea is most essential."" has been changed to "Harys Swyft nodded. "Strength at sea is most essential."".[125]
  • In Chapter 14, Brienne III, Brienne states that Renly's army made fun of her at Highgarden, when they started their wager, but in Chapter 20, Brienne IV, Brienne incorrectly states this occurred at Harrenhal,[126] where she had not been yet at that point.
  • In Chapter 21, The Queenmaker, Arianne Martell is shocked to learn that Tywin Lannister has died, despite having just spoken about Tywin's being dead. In later editions, this passage has been altered.[127]
  • In Chapter 23, Alayne I, Petyr Baelish lists the people and Houses who held Harrenhal in the past, he ends with "Lothstons, Strongs, Harroways, Strongs".[128] House Strong being mentioned twice is a mistake and some Houses are missing from Baelish's list, such as the Towers and Qoherys.
  • In some editions, in Chapter 30, Jaime IV, Jaime Lannister refers to the non-existing King Aenys II,[129] which has been corrected to "King Aerys II" in other editions.[130]
  • In Chapter 32, Cersei VII, after discussing how Balon Greyjoy's brother Euron now rules the Iron Islands, Cersei states "Stannis may have had a hand in this. Balon Greyjoy offered my lord father an alliance. Perhaps his son has offered one to Stannis."[131] Of course, as she is referring to Euron, it should be "his brother".
  • In Chapter 33, Jaime V, House Smallwood is referred to as House Smallford at the siege of Riverrun.[132]
  • Arya learnt Braavos's existence was kept secret for a century, whereas its location hidden "thrice that long".[121] However, according to "The World of Ice & Fire", the existence and location of Braavos was revealed at the same time.[133][134]
  • In Chapter 35, Samwell IV, Maester Aemon refers to his siblings, saying "Will I talk with Egg again, find Dareon whole and happy, hear my sisters singing to their children?", but Prince Daeron is mistakenly spelled "Dareon".[135]
  • Eldon Estermont's name is misspelled as "Elden Estermont" in Chapter 40, The Princess in the Tower.[136]
  • Upon meeting Jeyne Westerling in A Feast for Crows, Jaime Lannister notes that she has narrow hips.[84] However, in A Storm of Swords, Catelyn Stark notes that Jeyne is "slender, but with good hips", indicating that "she should have no trouble bearing children, at least".[83] George R. R. Martin has called this mismatch in description a mistake.[137] The error is corrected in later editions.
  • Ryman Frey was hanged near Fairmarket, according to Jaime, "not a day's ride from the Twins".[84] However, the distance between Fairmarket and the Twins should took around ten day's ride.

A Feast for Crows Appendix

In the appendix of A Feast for Crows, Eldon is still identified as Stannis's uncle, but is now called Lord Estermont instead of Ser.[35] If it is assumed that the Lord Estermont (never identified by his first name) from A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords has died after his last mention, and that Eldon has inherited Estermont since then, this information is consistent with the previous statements. No deaths in House Estermont have been described in the family, however.
However, in A Dance with Dragons, the appendix states that Ser Lomas is Eldon's second son, instead of his brother. At the same time, Eldon is identified as Stannis's great-uncle instead of grandfather, making him a brother of Stannis's grandfather.[66] According to this scenario, Cassana's brothers are unknown, while it is suggested that the unnamed Lord Estermont - the one whom Stannis calls "grandfather" and complains has bent the knee to Joffrey - was the father of Cassana, and thus grandfather to the Baratheons. Additionally, it suggests that he has recently died, and that the current Lord Eldon was his brother. However, the application A World of Ice and Fire identifies Eldon as Stannis' great-uncle as well, but states he is the same person as the Lord Estermont who had bend the knee to Joffrey.[74][139]
The consistent information in all of these sources is that Ser Aemon is Eldon's son and heir, and Ser Alyn is Aemon's son, and that Ser Lomas's son is Ser Andrew. Whether Eldon is Cassana's father, brother, or uncle (and thus whether he is Lomas's brother, father, or uncle), is currently unconfirmed.
  • Daven Lannister is described as "a cousin" to Cersei Lannister, while Damion Lannister, who is related to Cersei in the exact same degree as Daven,[140] is described as "a more distant cousin",[35] possibly explained by the fact that Daven's father was a full sibling of Cersei's mother Joanna, while Damion's father, Damon, was an half-sibling of Cersei's mother.[141]
  • Septa Melicent[142] was erroneously called "Septa Helicent".[35] This error is corrected in latest kindle version.[143]
  • Septas Moelle, Unella, Helicent and Aglantine are listed as members of the Most Devout, while in the appendix of A Dance with Dragons they are not. Possibly, the appendix of A Feast for Crows is in error. Flagged for correction in future prints.[144]
  • Blind Beron Blacktyde is called Blind Ben Blacktyde.[35]
  • The appendix says Stannis made Lord Alester Florent his Hand before Battle of the Blackwater.[35] However, A Storm of Swords suggests he became Hand after the battle.[145]

A Dance with Dragons

  • Misspellings: "auction block" as "auction bloc",[43] "reeds and withes" as "reeds and writhes",[146] "Ser" Richard Horpe as "Sir",[147] "colossal" as "collossal",[148][149][150] Erik Ironmaker's first name as "Eric",[151][152] "scrape off more skin" as "scrap off more skin",[148] "Bowen Marsh" as "Bower Marsh",[153] "mummer's farce" as "mummer's face",[149] "Zhak" as "Zakh",[154] "loosing more than one quarrel" as "losing more than one quarrel".[155] These typos are corrected in later versions.
  • Robett Glover tells Davos Seaworth that Roose Bolton has summoned all lords of the north to Barrowton to witness the wedding of his bastard son to Arya Stark.[156] Lord Wyman Manderly tells Davos that he has "a wedding to attend" and that he "must go to Winterfell".[156] However, Manderly travels to Barrowton, not Winterfell,[157] while Roose only decides to have Ramsay's wedding to "Arya" at Winterfell weeks after Wyman has arrived at Barrowton.[157]
  • A flock of ravens is referred to as a "murder" on three occasions (once in Chapter 4, Bran I,[158] and twice in Chapter 34, Bran III[159]). However, a murder refers to flock of crows. A gathering of ravens is either a congress or an unkindness of ravens.
  • One wight is described as having "pale fingers wriggling"[160] despite wights are supposed to have black hands.
  • "Urragon Goodbrother" from A Dance with Dragons[151] is spelled as "Urrathon Goodbrother" in The World of Ice & Fire.[161] It has been suggested to change the spelling in A Dance with Dragon instead of The World of Ice & Fire.[162]
  • Jon Snow receives a letter from Ramsay Bolton with the marks and seals of northern bannermen, including Lord Dustin.[163] Willam Dustin died in Robert's Rebellion, however, and his widow Barbrey Dustin is the Lady of Barrowton.[164]
  • Tycho Nestoris tells Jon Snow that "The narrow sea is perilous this time of year, […]"[165] despite the fact that the seasons last several years, and a few lines before they correctly stated that "The crossing can be perilous in this season."[165]
  • Nymeria Sand is described to be pale skinned in A Feast for Crows,[119] but as olive-skinned in A Dance with Dragons.[120]
  • The eye color of the dragon Viserion has been described as molten gold[43][44] and the eye color of the dragon Rhaegal is described as bronze on multiple occasions[44][45] in A Dance with Dragons, However, in A Clash of Kings, Rhaegal's eye color is described as "molten gold".[46]
  • In Chapter 20, Reek II, Theon Greyjoy states that "the kingswood crowned his brother Euron, […]",[166] in which "kingswood" should have been "kingsmoot".
  • The legions from New Ghis is referred to as "Old Ghis".[167]
  • In Chapter 29, Davos IV, Davos compares the size of his cell in the Wolf's Den to his captain's cabin on Black Betha but Davos's ship is mistakenly called "Black Bessa".[156]
  • Daenerys Targaryen reflected "two hundred leagues divided Meereen from Astapor"[168], but it is a hundred leagues from Astapor to Yunkai, and another fifty from Yunkai to Meereen.[167][169]
  • Lady Jordayne and the Lord of Godsgrace were present at the feast when Balon arrives in Sunspear to deliver the Mountain's skull.[120] But in the appendix, the head of House Jordayne is a male, whereas Godsgrace a female.[35][66] This looks like an error. Or maybe they died during the span of *A Dance with Dragons*, making their heirs the new heads. Or it was intended to mean their consorts.
  • Septon Cellador of Castle Black is mistakenly called "Celladar" in Chapter 31, Melisandre I,[170] and "Septon Chayle" in Chapter 49, Jon X,[171] accidentally confusing him with Septon Chayle of Winterfell, who died in A Clash of Kings[55]
  • Alf of Runnymudd, a builder of the Night's Watch,[172][66] is mistakenly identified as "a queen's man" by Melisandre in Chapter 31, Melisandre I[170]
  • Sybelle Locke, Robett Glover's wife,[67][173][174][35][66] is stated to be Galbart Glover's wife in Chapter 42, The King's Prize.[152]
  • In order to rescue wildlings at Hardhome, Jon Snow gathers eleven ships. "The three Braavosi ships would bring the fleet at Eastwatch up to eleven, including the Ibbenese whaler that Cotter Pyke had commandeered on Jon's order, a trading galley out of Pentos similarly impressed, and three battered Lysene warships, remnants of Salladhor Saan's former fleet driven back north by the autumn storms."[165] However, when the ships finally do set sail, there suddenly is a fourth Lyseni ship: "Eleven ships set sail for Hardhome on the morning tide. Three Braavosi, four Lyseni, four of ours."[171]
  • Prince Quentyn Martell and Ser Barristan Selmy referred to Aegon IV's daughter Daenerys Targaryen as "the first Daenerys".[175][150] However, George R. R. Martin retconned the stories of Jaehaerys I Targaryen's children in Fire & Blood, and decided to name his eldest child "Daenerys",[176] which means Aegon IV's daughter was "the second Daenerys". It's suggested to tweak Quentyn's claim in future prints.[177]
  • Lancel Lannister is referred to as Cersei's "nephew" in the early prints,[178] which has been corrected to "cousin" in later versions.
  • Barristan Selmy states to Quentyn Martell that the Red Viper "was" his uncle, and that the secret marriage pact was made by "two dead men".[179] Whilst the second statement can be resolved by saying that Barristan meant the Sealord and Darry, the first statement (speaking in past tense) implies Barristan knows about Oberyn's death, while, in fact, nothing suggests that news about the events surrounding the purple wedding have reached Meereen yet, meaning that Barristan cannot know yet that Oberyn has died.
  • Val has been described to have pale grey eyes on two occasions (once in A Dance with Dragons[180] and once in A Storm of Swords[117]), but to have blue eyes once in A Dance with Dragons.[181]
  • Grazhar zo Galare, a child hostage in Meereen, is called "Grazdar" in Chapter 67, The Kingbreaker,[150] as well as in the appendix.[66]
  • In Chapter 56, The Iron Suitor, Wulfe One-Ear is erroneously called "Wulfe One-Eye" once.

A Dance with Dragons Appendix

In the appendix of A Feast for Crows, Eldon is still identified as Stannis's uncle, but is now called Lord Estermont instead of Ser.[35] If it is assumed that the Lord Estermont (never identified by his first name) from A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords has died after his last mention, and that Eldon has inherited Estermont since then, this information is consistent with the previous statements. No deaths in House Estermont have been described in the family, however.
However, in A Dance with Dragons, the appendix states that Ser Lomas is Eldon's second son, instead of his brother. At the same time, Eldon is identified as Stannis's great-uncle instead of grandfather, making him a brother of Stannis's grandfather.[66] According to this scenario, Cassana's brothers are unknown, while it is suggested that the unnamed Lord Estermont - the one whom Stannis calls "grandfather" and complains has bent the knee to Joffrey - was the father of Cassana, and thus grandfather to the Baratheons. Additionally, it suggests that he has recently died, and that the current Lord Eldon was his brother. However, the application A World of Ice and Fire identifies Eldon as Stannis' great-uncle as well, but states he is the same person as the Lord Estermont who had bend the knee to Joffrey.[74][75]
The consistent information in all of these sources is that Ser Aemon is Eldon's son and heir, and Ser Alyn is Aemon's son, and that Ser Lomas's son is Ser Andrew. Whether Eldon is Cassana's father, brother, or uncle (and thus whether he is Lomas's brother, father, or uncle), is currently unconfirmed.

Notes

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