History of the Ironborn

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History of the Ironborn is a book written by Archmaester Haereg about the history of the ironborn people from the Iron Islands.[1] According to the book, there has not been a kingsmoot in four thousand years.[1] Only once has a kingsmoot decision been overturned.[2]

The book also has an account on the great and tragic friendship between Loron Greyjoy, Lord of the Iron Islands, and Ser Desmond Mallister.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
  2. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 26, The Wayward Bride.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Old Way and the New.