Whenever I see pictures of GRRM wearing his silver vests or purple suspenders or something, I think about how he said “Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli.” It’s as if GRRM’s outfits are an advertisement of his craft, the way Gendry fashioned a bull helmet for himself. As if GRRM is only a wardrobe away from a bard walking down the streets of King’s Landing, crying out to be heard over the din, “Dreams for sale, tales old and true, stories of wonder!”
Does it seem strange to anyone else that most of the main fantasy settings you might find yourself in, Middle Earth, Westeros, Narnia for example, there’s never a “Frozen South”?
Like the further north a character travels the further the colder it is, or if they travel south then they tend to find deserts or tropical jungles. If they go west they tend to find a large expanse of water and East they’re probably gonna find deserts again.
Basically what I’m trying to say is why is every fantasy realm some alternative reality Europe? Hasn’t anyone from the southern hemisphere ever written a fantasy novel? I mean come on Australia!