By George R. R. Martin, Elio M. García Jr., Linda Antonssen
THE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN historical past OF WESTEROS AND THE LANDS past WITH enormous quantities OF PAGES OF ALL-NEW fabric FROM GEORGE R. R. MARTIN
If the earlier is prologue, then George R. R. Martin's masterwork--the so much artistic and unique myth 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 heritage of the Seven Kingdoms, offering vividly developed 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 web site Westeros.org--perhaps the single those that recognize this international nearly in addition to its visionary creator.
Collected here's 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 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 half which Martin wrote particularly for this book
The definitive better half piece to George R. R. Martin's dazzlingly conceived universe, The international of Ice & Fire is certainly evidence that the pen is mightier than a typhoon of swords.
From the Hardcover edition.
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The Targaryen fleet, less than Daemon Velaryon, left Blackwater Bay and grew to become north, for Gulltown and the Vale. With them went Queen Visenya and Vhagar. The king himself marched northeast, to the Gods Eye and Harrenhal, the gargantuan castle that was once the delight and obsession of King Harren the Black and which he had accomplished and occupied at the very day Aegon landed in what might at some point turn into King’s touchdown. All 3 of the Targaryen thrusts confronted fierce competition. Lords Errol, Fell, and Buckler, bannermen to Storm’s finish, shocked the improvement components of Orys Baratheon’s host as they have been crossing the Wendwater, scaling down greater than 1000 males sooner than fading again into the timber. A swiftly assembled Arryn fleet, augmented via a dozen Braavosi warships, met and defeated the Targaryen fleet within the waters off Gulltown. among the useless used to be Aegon’s admiral, Daemon Velaryon. Aegon himself was once attacked at the south shore of the Gods Eye, no longer as soon as yet two times. The conflict of the Reeds used to be a Targaryen victory, yet they suffered heavy losses on the Wailing Willows while of King Harren’s sons crossed the lake in longboats with muffled oars and fell upon their rear. Such defeats proved not more than setbacks, despite the fact that, and in any case, Aegon’s enemies had no solution for his dragons. the lads of the Vale sank a 3rd of the Targaryen ships and captured close to as many, but if Queen Visenya descended upon them from the sky, their very own ships burned. Lords Errol, Fell, and Buckler concealed of their widespread forests until eventually Queen Rhaenys unleashed Meraxes and a wall of fireplace swept throughout the woods, turning the bushes to torches. And the victors on the Wailing Willows, returning around the lake to Harrenhal, have been in poor health ready while Balerion fell upon them out of the morning sky. Harren’s longboats burned. So did Harren’s sons. Aegon’s foes additionally stumbled on themselves laid low with different enemies. As Argilac the smug accrued his swords at Storm’s finish, pirates from the Stepstones descended at the shorelines of Cape Wrath to use their absence, and Dornish raiding events got here boiling out of the purple Mountains to brush around the marches. within the Vale, younger King Ronnel needed to deal with a uprising at the 3 Sisters, whilst the Sistermen renounced all allegiance to the Eyrie and proclaimed woman Marla Sunderland their queen. but those have been yet minor vexations in comparison to what happened Harren the Black. even though condominium Hoare had governed the riverlands for 3 generations, the boys of the Trident had no love for his or her ironborn overlords. Harren the Black had pushed millions to their deaths within the development of his nice fortress of Harrenhal, plundering the riverlands for fabrics and beggaring lords and smallfolk alike together with his urge for food for gold. So now the riverlands rose opposed to him, led by way of Lord Edmyn Tully of Riverrun. Summoned to the safeguard of Harrenhal, Tully declared for condominium Targaryen as an alternative, raised the dragon banner over his fort, and rode forth along with his knights and archers to hitch his power to Aegon’s.