Iron Throne (A Song of Ice and Fire)

The Iron Throne is a metonym for the fictional monarchy of Westeros as well as the physical throne of its monarch in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. The success of the HBO television adaptation Game of Thrones has made the show's version of the royal seat an icon of the entire media franchise.[1][2][3][4] Martin said in 2013, "Say 'Game of Thrones', and people think of the HBO Iron Throne."[2]

Iron Throne
A Song of Ice and Fire franchise element
The Iron Throne by Marc Simonetti, from The World of Ice & Fire (2014)
PublisherBantam Books
First appearance
Created byGeorge R. R. Martin
GenreFantasy
In-universe information
TypeGovernment/Seat of office
FunctionMonarchy and the physical royal throne of Westeros

Martin called the depiction of the throne in his 2014 A Song of Ice and Fire companion book The World of Ice & Fire "absolutely right".[1] He has noted repeatedly that none of the previous media representations of the throne—including books, games and the TV series—closely resemble what he had in mind when writing his novels.[1][2][3][4]


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