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Wheel of Time Allusions in Game of Thrones

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I did not know about this so forgive me if its common knowledge but I stumbled across this today:

http://iceandfire.wikia.com/wiki/Tributes_and_homages

 

Robert Jordan (1948-2007) was an epic fantasy author best known for his internationally best-selling Wheel of Time sequence. Martin and Jordan were friends, with Martin citing Jordan's positive cover blurb for A Game of Thrones as helping drive sales of the paperback edition of the novel.

  • Lord Trebor Jordayne of the Tor is mentioned by Tyrion Lannister as being one of the great lords of Dorne. Robert Jordan was published by Tor Books for most of his career (A Storm of Swords). (Trebor is Robert backwards"
  • Lady Rohanne Webber of Coldmoat has her hair tied in a long braid and tugs on it in moments of high stress, similar to the character of Nynaeve al'Meara in Jordan's Wheel of Time novels.
  • Archmaester Rigney is mentioned as theorising that time is a wheel. James Oliver Rigney, Jr. was Robert Jordan's real name.

The words of house Jordayne are "it will be written" and the sigil is a quill. http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/House_Jordayne

 

Thought this was very cool!

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