The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)
George R. R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr., Linda Antonssen
THE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN heritage OF WESTEROS AND THE LANDS past WITH 1000s OF PAGES OF ALL-NEW fabric FROM GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
If the earlier is prologue, then George R. R. Martin's masterwork--the so much artistic and unique myth 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 finished background of the Seven Kingdoms, delivering vividly built bills 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 well known fan website Westeros.org--perhaps the single those that understand this global virtually in addition to its visionary creator.
Collected this is the entire accrued 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 kin timber for homes Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen
• in-depth explorations of the heritage and tradition of Westeros
• a hundred% all-new fabric, greater than half which Martin wrote particularly for this book
The definitive spouse piece to George R. R. Martin's dazzlingly conceived universe, The international of Ice & Fire is certainly facts that the pen is mightier than a hurricane of swords.
From the Hardcover edition.
The Century of Blood, the grasslands, too, exploded into warfare. in the course of the years that the Doom, the riders of the jap steppes, hitherto divided into threescore quarrelsome tribes at perpetual struggle with each other, had eventually been united below a unmarried chief, a Dothraki khal known as Mengo. recommended by means of his mom, the purported witch queen Doshi, Khal Mengo forced the opposite nomads to simply accept his rule, extinguishing or enslaving those that refused. The outdated Empire of Ghis fought 5.
Passage, nor the nice and cozy summer time sea that Maester Heriston of White Harbor as soon as urged may perhaps lie hidden and entombed at the back of the icy cliffs of the some distance north. Sailors, by way of nature a gullible and superstitious lot, as keen on their fancies as singers, inform many stories of those frigid northern waters. They communicate of queer lighting fixtures shimmering within the sky, the place the demon mom of the ice giants dances perpetually in the course of the evening, looking to entice males northward to their doom. They whisper of Cannibal Bay,.
FROM THE background OF ARCHMAESTER GYLDAYN although he had wed the woman of Runestone in ninety seven AC, throughout the previous King’s reign, the wedding had no longer been a hit. Prince Daemon chanced on the Vale of Arryn uninteresting (“In the Vale, the boys fuck sheep,” he wrote. “You can't fault them. Their sheep are prettier than their women.”), and shortly constructed a mislike of his girl spouse, whom he referred to as “my bronze bitch,” after the runic bronze armor worn by way of the lords of condominium Royce. Daemon have been wed to Rhea Royce.
the tip, the Hand confident the regents to dispatch Oakenfist to the westerlands to house the crimson Kraken’s longships whilst Lord Dalton Greyjoy refused to renounce his prizes and stop his reaving. This used to be a deadly trip, meant most likely to lead to Lord Alyn’s defeat or dying. in its place, Oakenfist became it into the 1st of his six nice voyages. The final dwelling offspring of Aegon II, Jaehaera Targaryen was once 8 whilst she wed her cousin Aegon III, and ten while she threw.
within the city—the lords of the world have been starting to develop uneasy. The king had not just ended his marriage to Daena, yet he had made certain he could by no means wed back by means of taking a septon’s vows, aided and abetted through a excessive Septon who was once turning into more and more influential within the state. The king’s edicts have been turning into extra interested by non secular issues on the rate of the cloth as well—including his attempt to require the fort to exploit doves, no longer ravens, to hold their messages (a debacle.