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By 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 such a lot artistic and interesting delusion 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 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 track of Ice and fireplace 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 one those who comprehend this international nearly in addition to its visionary creator.

Collected here's the entire amassed wisdom, scholarly hypothesis, and inherited people stories of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including
• full-color paintings and maps, with greater than one hundred 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 in particular for this book

The definitive spouse piece to George R. R. Martin's dazzlingly conceived universe, The global of Ice & Fire is certainly facts that the pen is mightier than a typhoon of swords.

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