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The World of Ice & Fire

The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

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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.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The perfect book to keep us occupied until Winds of Winter is released

Beautifully illustrated, with stories mentioned in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, ranging from the early history to the Targaryen kings and the history of the lands and houses, this book is perfect for the ASOIAF fan. Currently I'm reading about the Targaryen kings from Aegon the Conqueror to the Mad King, and each story is interesting from start to finish. Each piece of history is so good I feel like the creators of Game of Thrones have the perfect basis for a prequel series. David Benioff and D.B Weiss, when Game of Thrones, make this a series in itself!

The World of Ice & Fire

Amazing. It's great to have a history of the seven kingdoms and beyond. This book goes into extensive detail and history but has very little information about current characters that we've been following in the other books. It certainly helps provide a better understanding of the current state of affairs in Westeros and how some of the other areas (Dorne, Free Cities etc) fit into Game of Thrones. Personally, I believe knowing the history makes it more interesting and I'm in awe that this much background was made available to readers. I find it staggering that so much work has gone into these books and the amount of careful detail that George RR Martin has put into them is unbelievable.

The World of Ice & Fire
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  • $24.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Epic
  • Published: Oct 28, 2014
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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