The World of Ice & Fire

The World of Ice & Fire

The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

eBook - 2014
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  • Perfect for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's Game of Thrones—an epic history of Westeros and the lands beyond, featuring 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—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.
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group


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    Sep 18, 2019

    A stunningly beautiful art book, loaded with a somewhat dry but very thorough description of the setting and history. EDIT - the more I read it, the more I want to; possibly my single favorite book ever.

    Dec 14, 2016

    This book gives the history of the world of Ice and Fire (what television fans know as 'The Game of Thrones books'). The history is well done, and it gives context to a lot of the backstories in the books. The book is also filled with beautiful artwork on characters and places in Westeros and beyond. I would recommend this book for fans of the novels, and as a primer for those who have yet to read the novels.

    JCLEdwardR Sep 22, 2016

    If you thought the book of Genesis and Exodus were solid (and the genealogy stuff was your jam) but also thought there could be more dragons and ice zombies riding on giant spiders.

    Or if you're a fan of the books A Song of Ice and Fire or the HBO series Game of Thrones BUT you are also a super fan of history textbooks.

    Well, nerds, this book is just for you! I loved it.

    Aw_19 Jul 22, 2016

    If you're really into Game of Thrones and have already read the existing books, then this might be up your alley.

    It's basically a back history of the world. You can really geek out with this if you want.

    However, it's not the most compelling read. It lacks Martin's signature style, in my opinion, and probably wouldn't hold the interest of casual fans of the series.

    May 30, 2016

    So amazing. I love this look into the history of Westeros, from its beginnings to the Conquest, and all in exquisite detail! The artwork too is amazing and so beautiful! Definitely worth the time of any ASOIAF/GoT fan!

    mvkramer Mar 06, 2015

    This book is amazing. I was just stunned at the richness and history of the world GRRM has created. No wonder he's called "The American Tolkien." There are the seeds of a hundred stories in here. And the book is fully illustrated with gorgeous, original art! If you want to wander around Westeros for a few days -- read this book! It is so fantastic!

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