George R.R.Martin a répondu à dix questions de ses fans. C'est ici.
Il parle évidemment du Trône de Fer. 4
Provided the Ironmen had not attacked the North and the Red Wedding had not taken place, would/could the North and Riverlands have survived as an independent kingdom?
George R.R.Martin : The north, perhaps. The riverlands are more problematic. With no real natural boundaries, the riverlands are vulnerable to attack from all sides, which is why their history has been so full of blood and tumult.