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

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The World of Ice & Fire Book Cover The World of Ice & Fire
George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia, Linda Antonsson,
October 28, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN HISTORY OF WESTEROS AND THE LANDS BEYOND • WITH HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF ALL-NEW MATERIAL FROM GEORGE R. R. MARTIN 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 The World of 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. García, 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, including • full-color artwork and maps, with more than 170 original pieces • full family trees for Houses Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen • in-depth explorations of the history and culture of Westeros • 100% all-new material, more than half of which Martin wrote specifically for this book The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice & Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords. From the Hardcover edition.

The World of Ice & Fire:  The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones is a companion book for George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series. Written by Martin, Elio M. García Jr. and Linda Antonsson and is a fully illustrated “history compendium” of Martin’s fictional Westeros, featuring newly written material, family trees and extensive maps and artwork.

If you have read the five books, specially A Game Of Thrones, you may be wondering what prompted Robert’s rebellion. This book covers the topic. Also, you will learn here why the Targaryens and dragons are related.


In general, since this is a history book, it is generally a boring book to read. The positive to this book, though, is you will learn to understand the fantasy world of Westeros and after reading this book, you will have more appreciation for the A Song Of Ice & Fire series.

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Other books in the series:

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)

A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)

A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)