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 so much creative and wonderful delusion saga of our time--warrants one hell of an creation. in the end, it has arrived with The global of Ice & Fire.

This lavishly illustrated quantity is a finished heritage of the Seven Kingdoms, delivering vividly built money owed of the epic battles, sour rivalries, and bold rebellions that result in 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 popular fan website the one those who be aware of this global nearly in addition to its visionary creator.

Collected here's all of the collected 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 background and tradition of Westeros
• a hundred% all-new fabric, greater than 1/2 which Martin wrote particularly 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 hurricane of swords.

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He forbade any blade in his presence store for the swords carried through the knights of his Kingsguard, sworn to guard him. His judgments turned ever harsher and crueler. as soon as appropriately again to King’s touchdown, His Grace refused to go away the pink maintain for any reason and remained a digital prisoner in his personal fort for the subsequent 4 years, within which time he grew ever extra cautious of these round him, Tywin Lannister specifically. His suspicions prolonged even to his personal son and inheritor. Prince Rhaegar, he was once confident, had conspired with Tywin Lannister to have him slain at Duskendale. that they had deliberate to typhoon the city partitions in order that Lord Darklyn may placed him to dying, commencing the best way for Rhaegar to mount the Iron Throne and marry Lord Tywin’s daughter. made up our minds to avoid that from occurring, King Aerys became to a different good friend of his early life, summoning Steffon Baratheon from Storm’s finish and naming him to the small council. In 278 AC, the king despatched Lord Steffon around the slim sea on a venture to previous Volantis, to hunt an appropriate bride for Prince Rhaegar, “a maid of noble delivery from an outdated Valyrian bloodline. ” That His Grace entrusted this job to the Lord of Storm’s finish instead of his Hand, or Rhaegar himself, speaks volumes. The rumors have been rife that Aerys intended to make Lord Steffon his new Hand upon the winning of entirety of this venture, that Tywin Lannister was once approximately to be faraway from workplace, arrested, and attempted for prime treason. And there has been many a lord who took enjoy that prospect. The gods had different notions, even if. Steffon Baratheon’s undertaking led to failure, and on his go back from Volantis, his send foundered and sank in Shipbreaker Bay, close by of Storm’s finish. Lord Steffon and his spouse have been either drowned as their elder sons watched from the fortress partitions. whilst notice in their deaths reached King’s touchdown, King Aerys flew right into a rage and instructed Grand Maester Pycelle that Tywin Lannister had someway divined his royal intentions and organized for Lord Baratheon’s homicide. “If I brush aside him as Hand, he'll kill me, too,” the king informed the grand maester. within the years that undefined, the king’s insanity deepened. even though Tywin Lannister persisted as Hand, Aerys not met with him keep within the presence of all seven Kingsguard. confident that the smallfolk and lords have been plotting opposed to his lifestyles and fearing that even Queen Rhaella and Prince Rhaegar can be a part of those plots, he reached around the slender sea to Pentos and imported a eunuch named Varys to function his spymaster, reasoning that just a guy with no associates, relations, or ties in Westeros can be relied upon for the reality. The Spider, as he quickly turned recognized to the smallfolk of his realm, used the crown’s gold to create an unlimited internet of informers. For the remainder of Aerys’s reign, he could crouch on the king’s part, whispering in his ear. within the wake of Duskendale, the king additionally started to exhibit symptoms of an ever-increasing obsession with dragonfire, just like that which had haunted numerous of his forebears.

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