The World Of Ice & Fire: The Untold History Of Westeros And The Game Of Thrones by George R. R. MartinThe World Of Ice & Fire: The Untold History Of Westeros And The Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

The World Of Ice & Fire: The Untold History Of Westeros And The Game Of Thrones

byGeorge R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson

Hardcover | October 28, 2014

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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.
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 Tutt...
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Title:The World Of Ice & Fire: The Untold History Of Westeros And The Game Of ThronesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 12.1 × 9.3 × 1.43 inPublished:October 28, 2014Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553805444

ISBN - 13:9780553805444

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Absolute MUST for fans Its chock full of amazing art and fresh insight into the lore and history of Westeros!
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spot On! Must Read! This is one of the best series I have ever read. I highly recommend them. Very action packed and intricately woven as all the characters eventually come together throughout the series.
Date published: 2017-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AN EXCEPTIONAL BOOK This is a must have for any asoiaf fan
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you plan to start reading the "Song of Ice and Fire" series This would definitely be recommend to read before. ...after, In between. Doesn't matter, it's just that good. Should be worth closer to $100 for the art alone. I own both this and the British (black) hardcover reprint. Both stunning. It's also soft and silky to the touch. Yes, you can judge this book by its cover. Lol
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for world building This is a must have for any asoiaf fan
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-have if you're a GoT fan Loved this book. Book and series fans will equally love it since it tells the history of Westeros. Beautiful illustrations. It will make an excellent gift for a GoT fan.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AN EXCEPTIONAL BOOK !!! What a beautiful book. The artistry and the story telling. A great companion or guide book for fans of game of thrones- or fantasy literature lovers. I highly recommend this book. Enjoy :)
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! A must own for all fans of the series
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best gift ever! I received this as a birthday gift and absolutely loved it! It comes in a beautiful hardcover binding, full of illustrations and pictures. The book gives details on the background stories about the characters in the Ice and Fire universe. A must have for all fans.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adored this For someone like me who is big on the lore of the series, this was a godsent
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great companion book A must have for all fans of the book series
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Westeros Good stuff, I really liked the history of Westeros
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Great book for conversation and looks great on my coffee table
Date published: 2017-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition! Great for the collection & answers some questions. A little expensive though. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Excellent way to deep dive into the history of Game of Thrones. The artwork is excellent. Recommend for diehard fans of the books or tv show or anyone who wants to explore this rich world more
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from dive deeper full of detail about the world. for the die hards
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it! A great history of Game of Thrones, I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Great if you want to know more about the asoiaf world.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the price A bit expensive, but for the amount of detail, it is worth it.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEAUTIFUL so so beautiful and you learn so much
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting and visually beautiful This book is great for any fan of the game of thrones book or show series. It contains the history of the world of game of thrones, focusing primarily on the Targaryen lineage. The book also contains beautiful artwork inspired by the series.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book This is the best collection of Game of Thrones history, highly recommended for some back reading.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An astoundingly detailed compendium There is so much here that it's difficult to do more than scratch the surface in a review. However fans of Ice and Fire will not regret this purchase, it is a beautiful book to add to one's collection and a wonderful encyclopaedia of everything you might have wanted to know about the fiction.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best books in my collection. This is an absolutely beautiful book and a must-own for GOT fans. Its big, its heavy, the pages are of high quality paper and the artwork is simply amazing. The history of the GOT universe contained in this book is essential for any hardcore fan. A beautiful, immersive book. One of my favourites of all time.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from World of Ice and Fire Let's breakdown those 4 stars. The first part of the book deals with the ancient history of the world and the coming of men to Westeros to the Targaryen dynasty and Roberts Rebellion. This part is amazing! Each Targaryen king is unique and interesting in their own way. And once the timeline gets to the Mad King and Robert's Rebellion, I'm totally enraptured. It could be its own novel and a really good one at that. Its frustrating that some details are 'omitted' due to lack of sources (and probably being a bit spoilery). 5 BIG stars. The second part of the book goes into detail the histories of the regions of Westeros and beyond. This stuff is excruciatingly boring at times. You have to be really into lords squabbling over land to be into this stuff. There's probably some good stuff in there, its just there's a lot of mediocrity to go through. 2 stars at best. The third part is the artwork. And it is a fantastic! Portraits of all the Targaryen kings (and all of their impossibly attractive wives/mistresses). Full page portrayals of battles, tournaments, castles and dragons. Maps (and not nearly enough of them). Another 5 BIG stars. I was surprised to find this at the library and had to pick it up. I enjoyed it (or least, the parts I mentioned above). It is written in the history book style that the recent Martin stories have been written, which probably isn't for everybody. For the diehard fan this is a must read. But for everyone else, there's a lot that won't increase your enjoyment of the Song of Ice & Fire.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Detailed Much effort was put into this, unlike my reviews of books.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very interesting Learning about the history of this amazing fantasy world is great! Loved it!
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Artwork This is a superb book for anyone who is interested in the history of Westeros and beyond. The artwork is lovely, and the history behind this fantasy world is a treat to read.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super cool Super cool book about Westeros. The art in this book alone makes it worth buying.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was pretty good. It's not quite what I expected, but it's an awesome book nonetheless. Great deal online!
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully written and designed! I pre-ordered this book and I was definitely not disappointed. It arrived on time, it is well-bound, full of gorgeous pictures, plenty of information re: ASOIAF books. Perfect for any ASOIAF/Game of Thrones fan.
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Imagination Love this for the pure breadth of the imagination involved! So much depth and realism in the fantasy! I read all the books as a glimpse into the brain of an amazingly intelligent and creative student of literature and history. Great for fans of ASOIF.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! I got this book when It came out and I must say its amazing for any Game of Thrones or A Song Of Ice And Fire fan, The ilustrations are very detailed for example Aegon riding Balerion. I don't want to spoil anything but the way the book is played out is very good since it starts with the ancient history and Targaryens and all the other houses.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! So I pre-ordered this about a month ago, it was released on Tuesday and it was delivered on Tuesday. It is truly amazing. The artwork is gorgeous, the detail is really impressive, and the family tree's are really cool. It basically has a history to just about anyone and anything mentioned in the books. I honestly recommend this to any fan of the books, or the show.
Date published: 2014-10-29