By George R. R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr., Linda Antonssen
THE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN heritage OF WESTEROS AND THE LANDS past WITH 1000s OF PAGES OF ALL-NEW fabric FROM GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
If the previous is prologue, then George R. R. Martin's masterwork--the so much creative and exciting fable saga of our time--warrants one hell of an creation. in the end, it has arrived with The international of Ice & Fire.
This lavishly illustrated quantity is a complete heritage of the Seven Kingdoms, offering vividly built bills of the epic battles, sour rivalries, and bold rebellions that bring about the occasions of A music 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 website Westeros.org--perhaps the one those who be aware of this international nearly in addition to its visionary creator.
Collected this is all of the amassed wisdom, scholarly hypothesis, and inherited people stories of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including
• full-color paintings and maps, with greater than a hundred and seventy unique pieces
• complete kin bushes for homes Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen
• in-depth explorations of the background and tradition of Westeros
• a hundred% all-new fabric, greater than half which Martin wrote in particular 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 typhoon of swords.
From the Hardcover edition.
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As king, he turned often called Benedict the simply, a reputation that happy him lots that he put aside his bastard surname and took Justman because the identify of his residence. As clever as he used to be stern, he reigned for three-and-twenty years, extending his domain names so far as Maidenpool and the Neck. His son, one other Benedict, reigned for sixty years and additional Duskendale, Rosby, and the mouth of the Blackwater to the river realm. condo Justman governed the riverlands for shut on 3 centuries, the chronicles let us know. Their line used to be ended whilst Qhored Hoare, King of the Iron Islands, murdered the sons of King Bernarr II when they have been held captive in Pyke. Their father didn't lengthy live on them, provoked right into a hopeless struggle for vengeance opposed to the ironborn. one other interval of anarchy and bloodshed undefined. the world that Benedict the daring had knitted jointly used to be torn asunder once more, and 100 years of clash observed petty kings from the homes Blackwood, Bracken, Vance, Mallister, and Charlton contending with each other for supremacy. The not likely victor in those struggles was once Lord Torrence Teague, an adventurer of doubtful delivery who seized a fortune in gold in a bold assault upon the westerlands and used the wealth to deliver sellswords around the slender sea in nice numbers. pro warriors all, their blades proved the variation, and Teague used to be topped King of the Trident at Maidenpool after six lengthy years of conflict. it truly is acknowledged, even if, that neither King Torrence nor his heirs ever sat securely on their thrones. The Teagues have been so little enjoyed by means of these they governed that they have been pressured to maintain the little kids of all of the nice homes of the Trident at their court docket as hostages, in case of treason. however, the fourth Teague monarch, King Theo the Saddle-Sore, spent his complete reign ahorse, major his knights from one uprising to the subsequent while striking hostages from each tree. As with the 1st males, the dynasties of the Andal river kings oft proved short-lived, for enemies surrounded their nation-states on each part. Ironmen from the isles raided their coasts to the west, when pirates from the Stepstones and 3 Sisters did an identical to the east. Westermen rode down from the hills around the pink Fork to pillage and overcome, and the wild hill tribes emerged from the Mountains of the Moon to burn, plunder, and hold off girls. From the southwest, the lords of the achieve despatched iron columns of knights around the Blackwater every time it happy them; to the southeast lay the domain names of the typhoon Kings, ever longing for gold and glory. In all of the lengthy background of the Trident, below thousands of rulers, there has been not often a time whilst the riverfolk weren't at conflict with not less than one in all their friends. occasionally they have been compelled to struggle upon or perhaps 3 fronts right away. Worse, few of the river kings ever loved the whole aid of his personal lords bannermen. stories of historical wrongs and bygone betrayals weren't oft set aside through the lords of the Trident, whose enmities ran as deep because the rivers that watered their lands.