Errata of Fire & Blood

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This page contains the errata for Fire & Blood.

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 the So Spake Martins 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]

Fire & Blood

Reign of the Dragon — The Wars of King Aegon I

  • It's indicated that "every castle" in Dorne was burned thrice in the Dragon's Worth, including Sunspear, and that Visenya had burned it earlier,[7] but the ancient keep of House Martell, Sandship, didn't show any signs of burning.[8][9] George R. R. Martin agreed this was an issue, and expanded on it by providing the maesters several speculative explanations for why the Targaryens left Sunspear alone, as explained in The World of Ice & Fire.[10] However, when "Fire & Blood" was published, old drafts were used for this part, so Sunspear was also burned. The error may be corrected in later editions.[11]

Three Heads Had the Dragon — Governance Under King Aegon I

  • Adjudicated is misspelled as ajudicated once in the UK version (UK hardcover, page 44. The error is not present in the US version).[12]

The Sons of the Dragon

  • While the novella The Sons of the Dragon says "Though half a dozen hatchlings had been born amidst the fires of Dragonstone in the later years of Aegon’s reign.",[13] Fire & Blood states "Though a dozen hatchlings had been born amidst the fires of Dragonstone in the later years of Aegon's reign".[14]
  • The World of Ice & Fire states that the Kingsguard Ser Raymont Baratheon saved Aenys I from a murder attempt by two Poor Fellows. However, name of the Kingsguard who saved Aenys is not given in Fire & Blood.[14]
  • House Myatt is removed from the pious houses that Maegor burned the seats of in the westerlands.[13][14]
  • It is said that no Dornish lords supported the Vulture King during the Second Dornish War, but Lord Walter Wyl is known to have supported him.[14]

The Year of The Three Brides — 49 AC

A Time of Testing — The Realm Remade

  • When describing the seven speakers that Jaehaerys sends to preach Exceptionalism, the septons are described with a contradiction for Septon Alfyn, as he is called a "young septon", but in the same sentence also "fierce old Septon Alfyn": "Three were young septons; cunning Septon Baldrick, learned Septon Rollo, and fierce old Septon Alfyn".[16]

The Long Reign — Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain

  • When discussing Corlys Velaryon and the wealth of House Velaryon, House Velaryon is said to have become the wealthiest house of the Seven Kingdoms for a while following the first voyage.[17] Later on, it is stated that House Velaryon became the wealthiest house following Corlys's nineth voyage.[18]
  • Prince Gaemon Targaryen was born in 73 AC and died "died a few days into the new year, not quite three moons old".[19] However, the context suggested he died at the same year.
  • The name of Prince Valerion Targaryen is once misspelled as "Velarian" (US hardcover, page 305), which is corrected in the kindle version.
  • Prince Vaegon Targaryen is called the third son of Jaehaerys I and Alysanne Targaryen, while he actually is the fourth son of the king and queen, having two older living brothers (Aemon and Baelon) and one deceased older brother, Aegon.

Heirs of the Dragon — A Question of Succession

The Dying of the Dragons

Under the Regents

  • The son of Lord Borros Baratheon and Lady Elenda Caron is named "Olyver Baratheon" on numerous occassions,[30][31] and said to have been named for Lady Elenda's father. However, Lady Elenda's father is identified as "Royce Caron".[26] Furthermore, elsewhere Olyver's name is misspelled as "Olyvar".[26]
  • At one place "gallery" is misspelled as "galley" ("She sparkled," Mushroom says, "and when she smiled, the singers in the galley rejoiced, for they knew that here at last was a maid worthy of a song.").[33]
  • Corwyn Corbray is incorrectly referred to as "Lord Corbray" once.(The court rejoiced when Lady Rhaena announced that she was with child by Lord Corbray) [33]
  • Dalton Greyjoy claimed four of Lord Farman’s daughters as salt wives,[34][24] however, later it says he had only taken two of the late Lord Farman’s daughters.[35]

The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency

  • It's stated Manfryd Mooton is "the last of King Aegon’s original regents".[36] However, Grand Maester Munkun is the last of King Aegon’s original regents.
  • Elenda Caron's given name is two times misspelled 'Elendra'.[36]
  • "Forbearance" is misspelled as "forebearance"("Many and more have wondered at the seeming forebearance of the new Hand and his allies during this stalemate."), and "voluble" misspelled as "voluable".("Ser Gareth Long was the most voluable")[36]
  • Robert Rowan is referred to as "Lord"("High in the Mountains, the unthinkable happened one night as Lord Robert and his men huddled about in their campfires.").[36] However, as Robert's father, Lord Rowan, is still alive, Robert should not have been given the title "Lord".

Lineages and Family Tree

References

  1. So Spake Martin: TO BE CONTINUED (CHICAGO, IL; MAY 6-8) (MAY 6, 2001)
  2. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 35, Bran V.
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran II.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Fall of the Dragons: Robert's Rebellion.
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 29, Arya V.
  6. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.
  7. Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon — The Wars of King Aegon I.
  8. 8.0 8.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 2, The Captain Of Guards.
  9. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Sunspear.
  10. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Dorne Against the Dragons.
  11. [Spoilers] Fire and Blood Errata: [1]
  12. Fire & Blood, Three Heads Had the Dragon — Governance Under King Aegon I.
  13. 13.0 13.1 The Sons of the Dragon.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  15. Fire & Blood, The Year of the Three Brides — 49 AC.
  16. Fire & Blood, A Time of Testing — The Realm Remade.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Fire & Blood, The Long Reign — Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon — A Question of Succession.
  19. Fire & Blood, The Long Reign — Jaehaerys and Alysanne — Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  20. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons — The Blacks and the Greens.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons — A Son for a Son.
  22. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Stark Lineage.
  23. The Princess and the Queen.
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons — Rhaenyra Triumphant.
  25. [Spoilers] Fire and Blood Errata: [2]
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents — The Hooded Hand.
  27. 27.0 27.1 27.2 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons — Rhaenyra Overthrown.
  28. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  29. [Spoilers] Fire and Blood Errata: [3]
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons — The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  31. 31.0 31.1 Fire & Blood, Aftermath — The Hour of the Wolf.
  32. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents—The Hooded Hand.
  33. 33.0 33.1 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents — War and Peace and Cattle Shows.
  34. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Red Kraken.
  35. Fire & Blood, Under the Regents — The Voyage of Alyn Oakenfist.
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  37. A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
  38. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Daeron II.
  39. The World of Ice & Fire, Appendix: Targaryen Lineage.
  40. Fire & Blood, Lineages and Family Tree.