This is another blog dedicated to George R.R. Martin’s series, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. I’m working on analysing the symbolism of the series, with a view to figuring out what the heck happened thousands of years ago when the Others first roamed the world. I started with the symbolism of the colours of fire and am currently analysing the “cripples, bastards and broken things” of┬áthe series (with one or two other pieces in the works).

As of April 2020, I’m super excited and proud to announce that my amazing friend John (also known as Bronsterys, or @bronst6 on Twitter) has agreed for me to host his essays on this website. He is a fantastic analyst of the symbolism of ASOIAF and I can’t recommend his work highly enough. His essays have their own tab on the menu above.

With thanks to GRRM for the books, as well as all the fandom and Twitteros buddies who help me hone my ideas and writing for each of these pieces.

I hope you enjoy these essays – John and I love to hear your thoughts! You can either comment on the essays or find us over on Twitter as @ELSmith1994 and @bronst6.