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| author    = [[User:Ran|Elio Garcia]]<br>[[User:Linda|Linda Antonsson]]<br>[[George R. R. Martin]]
 
| author    = [[User:Ran|Elio Garcia]]<br>[[User:Linda|Linda Antonsson]]<br>[[George R. R. Martin]]
 
| cover_artist = [[w:Ted Nasmith|Ted Nasmith]]
 
| cover_artist = [[w:Ted Nasmith|Ted Nasmith]]
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| country    = [[w:United States|United States]]<br>[[w:United Kingdom|United Kingdom]]
 
| language  = [[w:English language|English]]
 
| language  = [[w:English language|English]]
 
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| publisher  = Random House Publishing Group<ref name=barnes>[http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-world-of-ice-and-fire-george-r-r-martin/1114590184?ean=9780553805444 The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin]. ''[[w:Barnes and Noble|Barnes & Noble]].'' Retrieved April 16 2014.</ref>
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| publisher  = Random House Publishing Group<ref name=barnes>[http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-world-of-ice-and-fire-george-r-r-martin/1114590184?ean=9780553805444 The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin]. ''[[w:Barnes and Noble|Barnes & Noble]].'' Retrieved April 16 2014.</ref><br>Harper Voyager<ref name=Harper>The World of Ice and Fire Harper Voyager[http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-World-Ice-Fire-Westeros/dp/0007580916/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415739063&sr=8-1&keywords=The+World+of+Ice+and+Fire]</ref>
 
| release_date = Unknown
 
| release_date = Unknown
 
| media_type = Print ([[w:Hardcover|Hardback]])<br>[[w:audiobook|audiobook]] & [[w:e-book|e-book]]
 
| media_type = Print ([[w:Hardcover|Hardback]])<br>[[w:audiobook|audiobook]] & [[w:e-book|e-book]]
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| pages      = 336
| isbn      = 9780553805444<ref name=barnes></ref>
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| isbn      = 9780553805444<ref name=barnes></ref><br>9780007580910<ref name=Harper>
 
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'''''The World of Ice and Fire''''' is a companion volume to the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, provisionally known as a 'world book'. The book is being written by [[User:Ran|Elio Garcia]] and [[User:Linda|Linda Antonsson]] in consultation with [[George R. R. Martin]] and will be published in the [[w:United States of America|United States]] by Bantam.  
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'''''The World of Ice and Fire''''' is a companion volume to the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, provisionally known as a 'world book'. The book is being written by [[User:Ran|Elio Garcia]] and [[User:Linda|Linda Antonsson]] in consultation with [[George R. R. Martin]]. In the [[w:United States of America|United States]] the book was published by Bantam, in the [[w:United Kingdom:United Kingdom]] by Harper Voyager.
  
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==History==
 
Garcia and Antonsson run ''[http://www.westeros.org Westeros]'', the largest ''A Song of Ice and Fire'' community and online concordance of information on the series on the internet. Martin has already confirmed that he sometimes uses the existing online concordance to rapidly double-check information if he is away from his notes. He has joked that his co-authors know more about the continent of [[Westeros]] than he does.
 
Garcia and Antonsson run ''[http://www.westeros.org Westeros]'', the largest ''A Song of Ice and Fire'' community and online concordance of information on the series on the internet. Martin has already confirmed that he sometimes uses the existing online concordance to rapidly double-check information if he is away from his notes. He has joked that his co-authors know more about the continent of [[Westeros]] than he does.
  
They have confirmed that the book will open with a historical overview of the setting, have a 'who's who' of characters and have a large amount of heraldry and at least the [[House Targaryen|Targaryen]] family tree, possibly more. The book will also contain a large amount of artwork. The artist [[w:Ted Nasmith|Ted Nasmith]], best known for his work on illustrated editions of [[w:J. R. R. Tolkien|J. R. R. Tolkien]] books, has been asked to do some landscape and castle portraits for the book.  
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==Contents==
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''The World of Ice and Fire'' is divided in several parts:{{Ref|TWOIAF}}
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*'''Ancient History''', starting with the Dawn Age, and ending with the Doom of Valyria
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*'''The Reign of the Dragons''', telling about the [[war of Conquest]]
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*'''The Targaryen Kings''', about the reigns of all Targaryen Kings, beginning with King [[Aegon I Targaryen]] and ending with the reign of King [[Aerys II Targaryen]]
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*'''The Fall of the Dragons''', about the [[year of the False Spring]], [[Robert's Rebellion]] itself and its aftermath.
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*'''The Glorious Reign'''
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*'''The Seven Kingdoms''', histories about the North, the Wall and Beyond, the Riverlands, the Vale, the Iron Islands, the Westerlands, the Reach, the Stormlands and Dorne.
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*'''Beyond the Sunset Kingdoms''', about the Free Cities, and the lands east from there.
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*'''Appendix''', consisting out of a family tree for [[House Targaryen]], a family tree for [[House Stark]], a family tree for [[House Lannister]], and an overview for the reigns of the Kings.
  
==Publication==
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Further, the book contains artwork by twenty-seven different artists.{{Ref|TWOIAF}} Both the art in the book, and the family trees displayed as an appendix, are completely out-of-universe.<ref>Artwork [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/topic/119577-is-the-text-worth-it-besides-the-artwork/page-12#entry6416972] & family trees [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/topic/119583-am-i-the-only-one-a-little-worried-about-the-information-being-unreliable/page-2#entry6402483]</ref>
According to Barnes and Noble, it will be released on October 28, 2014 and will be 336 pages long.<ref name=barnes></ref>
 
  
==External Links==
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===Sample Chapters===
 
*[http://www.georgerrmartin.com/world-of-ice-and-fire-sample/ Sample Chapter]: Aegon's Conquest
 
*[http://www.georgerrmartin.com/world-of-ice-and-fire-sample/ Sample Chapter]: Aegon's Conquest
 
*[http://www.westeros.org/ASoWS/News/Entry/World_of_Ice_and_Fire_Excerpt_The_Rhoynar Sample Chapter]: The Ten Thousand Ships
 
*[http://www.westeros.org/ASoWS/News/Entry/World_of_Ice_and_Fire_Excerpt_The_Rhoynar Sample Chapter]: The Ten Thousand Ships

Revision as of 21:29, 11 November 2014

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Linda Antonsson
George R. R. Martin | cover_artist = Ted Nasmith | country = United States
United Kingdom | language = English | series = | genre = | publisher = Random House Publishing Group[1]
Harper Voyager[2] | release_date = Unknown | media_type = Print (Hardback)
audiobook & e-book | pages = 336 | isbn = 9780553805444[1]
9780007580910Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Sample Chapters

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