The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)

By George R. R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr., Linda Antonssen

THE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN background OF WESTEROS AND THE LANDS past WITH 1000's OF PAGES OF ALL-NEW fabric FROM GEORGE R. R. MARTIN

If the previous is prologue, then George R. R. Martin's masterwork--the such a lot creative and wonderful fable saga of our time--warrants one hell of an advent. in the end, it has arrived with The international of Ice & Fire.

This lavishly illustrated quantity is a accomplished historical past of the Seven Kingdoms, delivering vividly built money owed of the epic battles, sour rivalries, and bold rebellions that bring about the occasions of A music of Ice and hearth and HBO's Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that's been years within the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the popular fan web site Westeros.org--perhaps the single those who recognize this global nearly in addition to its visionary creator.

Collected here's all of the collected wisdom, scholarly hypothesis, and inherited folks stories of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including
• full-color art and maps, with greater than a hundred and seventy unique pieces
• complete kinfolk bushes for homes Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen
• in-depth explorations of the historical past and tradition of Westeros
• a hundred% all-new fabric, greater than 1/2 which Martin wrote particularly for this book

The definitive significant other piece to George R. R. Martin's dazzlingly conceived universe, The international of Ice & Fire is certainly evidence that the pen is mightier than a hurricane of swords.

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