Saturday, March 15, 2014

George R.R. Martin Revealed The Cover Of The World of Ice and Fire: The Official History of Westeros and The World of A Game of Thrones

Impatient for the release of The Winds of Winter? Well then you are not alone in that dilemma. We can't really blame George R.R. Martin for the endless waiting -- he only wants the best of the best for his series. The latest book in the series took him 6 years to finish, so it's nothing really new. The only problem we have is what if the TV show catches up with the unpublished book? We can only rely on Martin's promise that he would not allow that.

So for distraction we've got only his other works, or worse other series from other authors such as Patrick Rothfuss, Robin Hobb and Brandon Sanderson to fill us in (no offense to this authors). One such upcoming book is The World of Ice and Fire: The Official History of Westeros and The World of A Game of Thrones, which is a coffee table book to fill in the history of the series, those that are not included mostly in the original series.

Here is the cover of The World of Ice and Fire: The Official History of Westeros and The World of A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin.

The World of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

Synopsis

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 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. GarcĂ­a, 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. It is a chronicle which stretches from the Dawn Age to the Age of Heroes; from the Coming of the First Men to the arrival of Aegon the Conqueror; from Aegon’s establishment of the Iron Throne to Robert’s Rebellion and the fall of the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen, which has set into motion the “present-day” struggles of the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, and Targaryens. The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, Ice & Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.

The World of Ice and Fire: The Official History of Westeros and The World of A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin will hit book shelves on October 28, 2014 (The book has a not-so-final title listing over Amazon).

By the way did you hear the rumors that The Winds of Winter, the penultimate book in A Song of Ice and Fire series, will be released sometime in July. I hope so, maybe they'll make the announcement on the finale of Game of Thrones Season 4. Crossing my fingers...

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