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

THE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN background OF WESTEROS AND THE LANDS past WITH 1000's OF PAGES OF ALL-NEW fabric FROM GEORGE R. R. MARTIN

If the previous is prologue, then George R. R. Martin's masterwork--the such a lot artistic and interesting 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, delivering vividly developed debts of the epic battles, sour rivalries, and bold rebellions that result in 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 popular fan website Westeros.org--perhaps the single those that be aware of this international nearly in addition to its visionary creator.

Collected this is all of the collected 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 relations bushes for homes Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen
• in-depth explorations of the heritage and tradition of Westeros
• a hundred% all-new fabric, greater than half 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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Within the aftermath, mom Rhoyne rose in rage to swallow Volon Therys. Thereafter males started to identify the effective prince Garin the good, and it truly is stated that, in Volantis, nice lords trembled in terror as his host complex. instead of face him within the box, the Volantenes retreated again at the back of their Black partitions and appealed to the Freehold for aid. And the dragons got here. now not 3, as Prince Garin had confronted at Volon Therys, yet 300 or extra, if the stories that experience come right down to us could be believed. opposed to their fires, the Rhoynar couldn't stand. Tens of millions burned while others rushed into the river, hoping that the embody of mom Rhoyne would supply them safeguard opposed to dragonflame … simply to drown of their mother’s include. a few chroniclers insist that the fires burned so sizzling that the very waters of the river boiled and became to steam. Garin the good was once captured alive and made to monitor his humans endure for his or her defiance. His warriors have been proven no such mercy. The Volantenes and their Valyrian relatives positioned them to the sword—so many who it was once acknowledged that their blood became the good harbor of Volantis pink so far as the attention may perhaps see. Thereafter the victors accrued their very own forces and moved north alongside the river, sacking Sar Mell savagely ahead of advancing on Chroyane, Prince Garin’s personal urban. Locked in a golden cage on the command of the dragonlords, Garin used to be carried again to the competition urban to witness its destruction. A pile of lifeless alongside the Rhoyne. (illustration credits 22) At Chroyane, the cage used to be hung from the partitions, in order that the prince may well witness the enslavement of the ladies and kids whose fathers and brothers had died in his gallant, hopeless conflict … however the prince, it really is stated, known as down a curse upon the conquerors, entreating mom Rhoyne to avenge her little ones. And so, that very evening, the Rhoyne flooded out of season and with better strength than was once recognized in residing reminiscence. A thick fog filled with evil humors fell, and the Valyrian conquerors started to die of greyscale. (There is, at the least, this a lot fact to the story: in later centuries, Lomas Longstrider wrote of the drowned ruins of Chroyane, its foul fogs and waters, and the truth that wayward tourists contaminated with greyscale now hang-out the ruins—a chance in the event you commute the river underneath the damaged span of the Bridge of Dream. ) larger at the Rhoyne, in long island Sar, Princess Nymeria quickly bought the scoop of Garin’s shattering defeat and the enslavement of the folk of Chroyane and Sar Mell. an identical destiny awaited her personal urban, she observed. therefore, she collected each send that remained upon the Rhoyne, huge or small, and crammed them packed with as many ladies and youngsters as they can hold (for just about all the lads of scuffling with age had marched with Garin, and died). Down the river Nymeria led this ragged fleet, earlier ruined and smoking cities and fields of the useless, via waters full of bloated, floating corpses. to prevent Volantis and its hosts, she selected the older channel and emerged into the summer time Sea the place as soon as Sarhoy had stood.

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