- "The Lives of Four Kings. Grand Maester Kaeth's history of the reigns of Daeron the Young Dragon, Baelor the Blessed, Aegon the Unworthy, and Daeron the Good. A book every king should read."
- ―Tyrion Lannister
Kaeth is an character mentioned in the episode "The Lion and the Rose". He is deceased when the events of the series begin and is not expected to appear in the series. He was a Grand Maester and the author of the book Lives of Four Kings.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Kaeth was made Grand Maester at the age of eighty, and sent to the court of King Aegon V Targaryen. He died within a year of his appointment and was succeeded by Grand Maester Ellendor.
Kaeth's Lives of Four Kings is considered a literary classic, despite scanting Viserys II Targaryen, and his hand-drawn illuminations to be a masterpiece; only four original copies of his book survived, until Joffrey senselessly destroyed one at his wedding feast.