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


If the prior is prologue, then George R. R. Martin's masterwork--the such a lot creative and exciting 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 entire background of the Seven Kingdoms, supplying vividly developed bills of the epic battles, sour rivalries, and bold rebellions that bring about the occasions of A tune 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 well known fan web site the single those that comprehend this international nearly in addition to its visionary creator.

Collected this is all of the accrued wisdom, scholarly hypothesis, and inherited folks stories of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including
• full-color art and maps, with greater than one hundred seventy unique pieces
• complete kinfolk bushes for homes Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen
• in-depth explorations of the heritage 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 global of Ice & Fire is certainly evidence that the pen is mightier than a hurricane of swords.

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