The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

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by George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson
     
 

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN HISTORY OF WESTEROS AND THE LANDS BEYOND • WITH HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF ALL-NEW MATERIAL FROM GEORGE R. R. MARTIN

If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN HISTORY OF WESTEROS AND THE LANDS BEYOND • WITH HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF ALL-NEW MATERIAL FROM GEORGE R. R. MARTIN

If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice & Fire.

This lavishly illustrated volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site Westeros.org—perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator.

Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including
 
• full-color artwork and maps, with more than 170 original pieces
• full family trees for Houses Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen
• in-depth explorations of the history and culture of Westeros
• 100% all-new material, more than half of which Martin wrote specifically for this book

The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice & Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.


From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345535559
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Series:
Song of Ice and Fire Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
8,954
File size:
198 MB
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Meet the Author

George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well as Tuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and Dreamsongs Volumes I and II. He is also the creator of The Lands of Ice and Fire, a collection of maps from A Song of Ice and Fire featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts. As a writer-producer, Martin has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson founded and run the popular site Westeros.org, which is the definitive source for all things George R. R. Martin.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Santa Fe, NM
Date of Birth:
September 20, 1948
Place of Birth:
Bayonne, NJ
Education:
B.S., Northwestern University, 1970; M.S., Northwestern University, 1971
Website:
http://www.georgerrmartin.com

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The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 35 reviews.
DomJC More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for something like the ASOIAF books, then you have come to the wrong place, but if you are looking for what this product is - essentially an encyclopedia of Westeros up through the reign of King Robert Baratheon - you'll love it! I am in the latter category and am thoroughly enjoying reading the history of the continent, a bit of background of the great houses, etc. The illustrations are incredible as well. 
MikeFA More than 1 year ago
I recommend getting the hardcover book compared to the NOOK version to enjoy the art/drawings relating to the series' historicals. This book fills in storyline gaps and comes off as its own collection of short stories. Owning the hardcover gives you that feeling of looking into the collection of the Citadel's maester's point of views. Still awaiting the Winds of Winter after is thorough look back.
Shadows_Dana More than 1 year ago
From the studies of a Maester, this history is presented to Tommen, First of his name, and to us, the patiently ASOIAF obsessed. This book is not only beautiful, but filled with stories of the past which provide more insight into the present world of Westeros.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting but more for hardcore ASOIF fans rather than the casual fan of the book series or show.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It is exactly as it claims to be: history of the world up to King Robert. The pictures are absolutely beautiful, and the book helps to fill in the gaps of history that the series doesn't. I loved being able to read background information about all of the houses and how they came to be. This book was just absolutely amazing.
Karagin More than 1 year ago
This has it all. Want to know the whys and how fors of the world of Ice and Fire then this is the book!
legalmomNK More than 1 year ago
A must for all who have ventured to Westeros! Awesome read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must have for Game of Thrones fans. Beautifully illustrated.
momof3AR More than 1 year ago
Gives all the backstory alluded to in the SoIaF book series. Explains a lot but still leaves some unknowns. Cleverly written as a scholarly historical recount but what was most impressive and interesting to me was the illustration. Beautiful and worthy of being shown in an art gallery. Was interesting to finally see visual representations of many of the small "ensemble" characters mentioned in the books. If you are a fan of the show, there is so much story you aren't getting - read the books and then read this. The entire song becomes an entire world of its own complete with detailed history. A great tale overall and this just added a whole new depth to it. Highly recommend.
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CMAJORME More than 1 year ago
Ostensibly a history of the seven kingdoms but con be taken as an excellent satire of History books in general.Neat illustrations.
hombreSimple More than 1 year ago
Its a great product, all ASOIAF and GoT fans must have one of this!
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