By Rodrigo Ayala
The universe of HBO’s massively popular Game of Thrones, adapted from George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy saga, A Song of Ice and Fire, is incredibly vast and complex. So that you don’t get lost navigating this massive web of characters, storylines, and places, it’s imperative you take a look at some graphical aids. If you’ve ever felt disoriented when watching the show or reading the books, you can always rely on the Game of Thrones interactive map so you can understand where the characters are, where they are going, and why.
Click here to view the complete map of Game Of Thrones, where you’ll be able to see the detailed geographical situation of each of the seven main Houses (Bolton, Baratheon, Martell, Lannister, Tyrell, Mormont y Stark) that are fighting for control of Westeros.
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You’ll also be able to travel to the expansive continent of Essos, where many struggles and tragedies unfold in the magical world of George R.R. Martin ever since the first book, A Game of Thrones, was published in 1996. This interactive map features brief descriptions for every relevant place, which serves as the perfect companion guide when watching the show. Additionally, you can select the book chapter or the series episode you’re in so that the map deploys the appropriate information.
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There is another Game of Thrones map (more in the style of Google Maps) where we get to see the exact location of Westeros and Essos. It too features complete descriptions of each place, which allow us to physically pinpoint tens of stories in A Song of Ice and Fire. You can find it by following this link.
Regular fantasy novels readers will known that including maps is pretty commonplace, since fans usually appreciate visual aids about unfamiliar worlds. Authors provide maps of their own universe so that their stories can be easily framed within a concrete physical structure, in order for readers to follow the action without getting lost. Literary sagas like Dragonlance, by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman, The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien, or The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, are known to include maps made by their respective authors that give us an overview of the fictional world we’re about to delve in when picking up their books.
Map of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth from The Lord of the Rings.Read more: Names And Facts About The Dragons In Game Of Thrones
A Game of Thrones, the first book in the A Song of Ice and Fire saga, won the Locus Prize for best fantasy work in 1997. Ever since, George R.R. Martin’s fantasy books have won the respect of critics and the admiration of thousands of readers throughout the world. But it wasn’t until the books were adapted for TV that their name became truly famous among millions of people, beyond the literary fantasy niche. Now, after seven thrilling seasons, the show’s final chapter is due to air on April 14, when we’ll finally find out the fate of the characters as they fight the Night King and his vast army of White Walkers.
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Translated by Oliver G. Alvar
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