The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire)

By George R. R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr., Linda Antonssen


If the previous is prologue, then George R. R. Martin's masterwork--the such a lot artistic and pleasing myth saga of our time--warrants one hell of an advent. in the end, it has arrived with The global of Ice & Fire.

This lavishly illustrated quantity is a complete background of the Seven Kingdoms, delivering vividly built debts of the epic battles, sour rivalries, and bold rebellions that bring about the occasions of A tune 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 web site the one those that understand this international virtually 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 relatives timber 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 particularly for this book

The definitive significant other 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.

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The fleet didn't arrive in Dorne entire. Even now there are remoted wallet of Rhoynar at the Stepstones, claiming descent from those that have been shipwrecked. different ships, blown off target by way of storms, made for Lys or Tyrosh, giving themselves as much as slavery in place of a watery grave. the rest ships made landfall at the coast of Dorne close to the mouth of the river Greenblood, now not faraway from the traditional sandstone partitions of The Sandship, seat of apartment Martell. Dry, desolate, and thinly peopled, Dorne at the moment used to be a terrible land the place a ranking of quarrelsome lords and petty kings warred ceaselessly over each river, flow, good, and scrap of fertile land.

Jenny of Oldstones—Lady Jenny, as she used to be referred to as by way of courtesy—was ultimately approved at court docket, and in the course of the Seven Kingdoms the smallfolk held her specially expensive. She and her prince, ceaselessly after often called the Prince of Dragonflies, have been a favourite topic of singers for a few years. Jenny of Oldstones was once observed to court docket through a dwarfish, albino lady who used to be reputed to be a woods witch within the riverlands. girl Jenny herself claimed, in her lack of information, that she used to be a baby of the wooded area. subsequent used to be Prince Jaehaerys, now Prince of Dragonstone.

Little and no more want be stated of Quellon Greyjoy’s ultimate voyage. within the histories of Robert’s uprising, it truly is not more than an afterthought, a tragic and bloody company that had no influence upon the ultimate final result of the struggle. The ironborn sank a few fishing boats and captured a number of fats merchantmen, burned a few villages and sacked a couple of small cities. yet on the mouth of the Mander, they met unforeseen resistance from the guard Islanders, who sallied forth of their personal longships to provide conflict. A dozen ships have been seized or sunk within the struggle that undefined, and even though the ironborn gave worse than they obtained, among their useless was once Lord Quellon Greyjoy.

Even their ruins positioned ours to shame,” the Longstrider stated … and ruins are all over in Yi Ti. In his Jade Compendium, Colloquo Votar—the top resource to be had in Westeros at the lands of the Jade Sea—wrote that underneath each YiTish urban, 3 older towns lie buried. Over the centuries, the capital of the Golden Empire has moved right here and there and again back a rating of occasions, as rival warlords contended and dynasties rose and fell. the gray emperors, indigo emperors, and pearl-white emperors governed from Yin at the shorelines of the Jade Sea, first and such a lot wonderful of the YiTish towns, however the scarlet emperors raised up a brand new urban within the middle of the jungle and named it Si Qo the fantastic (long fallen and overgrown, its glory lives now basically in legend), while the red emperors most popular Tiqui, the many-towered urban within the western hills, and the maroon emperors saved their martial courtroom in Jinqi, the higher to protect the frontiers of the empire opposed to reavers from the Shadow Lands.

So much of what we do think of the Breaking involves us via music and legend. the 1st males crossed from Essos to Westeros via land, all agree, strolling or driving throughout during the hills and woodland of the nice land bridge that hooked up the 2 continents within the sunrise Age. Dorne was once the 1st land that they entered, yet few remained, as we have now chronicled; many and extra pressed on northward, in the course of the mountains and mayhaps around the salt marshes that when existed the place the ocean of Dorne is now.

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