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{{hatnote|Not to be confused with [[A World of Ice and Fire]], a mobile companion guide}}
 
{{hatnote|Not to be confused with [[A World of Ice and Fire]], a mobile companion guide}}
 
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| release_date = October 28th, 2014<ref name=barnes></ref><ref name=Harper></ref>
 
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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 full title is ''The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones''.
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'''''The World of Ice & Fire''''' is a companion volume to the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, provisionally known as a 'world book'. The full title is ''The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones''.
  
 
The book was 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.
 
The book was 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.
  
''The World of Ice and Fire'' was released on October 28th, 2014.<ref name=barnes></ref><ref name=Harper></ref>
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''The World of Ice & Fire'' was released on October 28th, 2014.<ref name=barnes></ref><ref name=Harper></ref>
  
 
==History==
 
==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.
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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 confirmed that he sometimes uses the existing online concordance to rapidly double-check information if he is away from his notes, joking that his co-authors know more about the continent of [[Westeros]] than he does.
  
 
==Contents==
 
==Contents==
''The World of Ice and Fire'' is divided in several parts:{{Ref|TWOIAF}}
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''The World of Ice & Fire'' is divided in several parts:{{Ref|TWOIAF}}
*'''Ancient History''', starting with the Dawn Age, and ending with the Doom of Valyria
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*'''Ancient History''', starting with the [[Dawn Age]], and ending with the [[Doom of Valyria]]
*'''The Reign of the Dragons''', telling about the [[war of Conquest]]
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*'''The Reign of the Dragons''', telling about [[Aegon's Conquest]]
*'''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 Targaryen Kings''', about the reigns of all [[House Targaryen|Targaryen]] kings, beginning with King [[Aegon I Targaryen]] and ending with the reign of King [[Aerys II Targaryen]]
*'''The Fall of the Dragons''', about the [[Year of the false spring|year of the false spring]], [[Robert's Rebellion]] and its aftermath.
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*'''The Fall of the Dragons''', about the [[year of the false spring]], [[Robert's Rebellion]], and its aftermath.
 
*'''The Glorious Reign'''
 
*'''The Glorious Reign'''
*'''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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*'''The Seven Kingdoms''', histories about the [[North]], the [[Wall]] and [[Beyond the Wall|Beyond]], the [[Riverlands]], the [[Vale of Arryn|Vale]], the [[Iron Islands]], the [[Westerlands]], the [[Reach]], the [[Stormlands]], and [[Dorne]].
*'''Beyond the Sunset Kingdoms''', about the Free Cities, and the lands east from there.
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*'''Beyond the Sunset Kingdoms''', about the [[Free Cities]], and the [[Further East|lands east]] from there.
*'''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 of the reigns of the Kings.
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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 of the reigns of the kings.
  
 
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>A Forum of Ice and Fire: Comments about the [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/119577-is-the-text-worth-it-besides-the-artwork/&do=findComment&comment=6416972 artwork] & the [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/119583-am-i-the-only-one-a-little-worried-about-the-information-being-unreliable/&do=findComment&comment=6402483 family trees]</ref>
 
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>A Forum of Ice and Fire: Comments about the [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/119577-is-the-text-worth-it-besides-the-artwork/&do=findComment&comment=6416972 artwork] & the [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/119583-am-i-the-only-one-a-little-worried-about-the-information-being-unreliable/&do=findComment&comment=6402483 family trees]</ref>
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===Samples===
 
===Samples===
 
A few sample chapters were released in the months prior to the release of the book:
 
A few sample chapters were released in the months prior to the release of the book:
*[http://www.georgerrmartin.com/world-of-ice-and-fire-sample/ Sample Chapter]: Aegon's Conquest
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*[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
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*[http://www.westeros.org/ASoWS/News/Entry/World_of_Ice_and_Fire_Excerpt_The_Rhoynar Sample Chapter]: The [[ten thousand ships|Ten Thousand Ships]]
*Sample Chapter: a selected part of the chapter detailing the history of the Vale, released in the official [[A World of Ice and Fire|A World of Ice and Fire app]].{{Ref|AWOIAF}} This sample is available in the free version of the app.
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*Sample Chapter: a selected part of the chapter detailing the history of the [[Vale of Arryn|Vale]], released in the official app, ''[[A World of Ice and Fire]]''.{{Ref|AWOIAF}} This sample is available in the free version of the app.
  
Further, Harper Voyager released a ''Fact of Ice and Fire'' in the days leading up to the release of the book, through their twitter account.<ref>https://twitter.com/HarperVoyagerUK</ref>
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Further, Harper Voyager released a ''Fact of Ice and Fire'' in the days leading up to the release of the book, through their Twitter account.<ref>https://twitter.com/HarperVoyagerUK</ref>
  
 
===Cover===
 
===Cover===
The english versions of ''The World of Ice and fire'' are available in two different versions: the red cover, displayed on the top of this page, and a black cover. The former version of the book is published by Bantam, the latter by Harper Voyager.
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The English language versions of ''The World of Ice & Fire'' are available in two versions: the red cover, displayed on the top of this page, and a black cover. The former version of the book is published by Bantam, the latter by Harper Voyager.
  
 
==Behind the Scenes==
 
==Behind the Scenes==
There were a few typos and mistakes in the first editions of the book. Among these is that [[Alysanne Blackwood]] was the aunt of [[Benjicot Blackwood]], not his sister,<ref>A Forum of Ice and Fire: [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/116403-looking-in-the-mush-for-some-world-book-content/&page=3#comment-6440919 Looking in the MUSH for some World Book content]</ref> as well as a few mistakes in the genealogy trees. Garcia has stated these will be corrected in future editions.<reF>A Forum of Ice and Fire: [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/119534-twoiaf-spoilers-inconsistency-or-intentional/&do=findComment&comment=6440112 (TWOIAF Spoilers) Inconsistency or Intentional?]</ref>
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There were a few typos and mistakes in the first editions of the book. Among these is that [[Alysanne Blackwood]] was the aunt of [[Benjicot Blackwood]], not his sister,<ref>A Forum of Ice and Fire: [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/116403-looking-in-the-mush-for-some-world-book-content/&page=3#comment-6440919 Looking in the MUSH for some World Book content]</ref> as well as a few mistakes in the genealogy trees. Garcia has stated these will be corrected in future editions.<reF>A Forum of Ice and Fire: [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/119534-twoiaf-spoilers-inconsistency-or-intentional/&do=findComment&comment=6440112 (TWOIAF Spoilers) Inconsistency or Intentional?]</ref>
  
The conceit of the novel is that it is an in-universe history text written by Maester [[Yandel]],<ref>A Forum of Ice and Fire: [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/34958-the-asoiaf-wiki-thread/&do=findComment&comment=6619478 The ASOIAF wiki thread]</ref> originally for Robert Baratheon. However, Yandel is still alive as of the current novels, and has lived through the deaths of both Robert and Joffrey.{{Ref|TWOIAF| Preface}} The edition published in 2014 is the version produced by Yandel at the time of the fourth and fifth novels, for [[Tommen Baratheon]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Reign of Kings}}
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The conceit of the book is that it is an in-universe history text written by Maester [[Yandel]],<ref>A Forum of Ice and Fire: [http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/34958-the-asoiaf-wiki-thread/&do=findComment&comment=6619478 The ASOIAF wiki thread]</ref> originally for [[Robert I Baratheon]]. However, Yandel has lived through the deaths of both Robert and [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| Preface}} The edition published in 2014 is the version produced by Yandel at the time of the fifth novel, ''[[A Dance with Dragons]]'', for [[Tommen Baratheon]].{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Reign of Kings}}
  
As a result, Garcia explained, for fear of angering the Lannisters, Yandel cut out from his original draft all but the bare minimum of material on Ned Stark, Stannis Baratheon, and several other figures:
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As a result, Garcia explained, for fear of angering the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]], Yandel cut out from his original draft all but the bare minimum of material on [[Eddard Stark]], [[Stannis Baratheon]], and several other figures:
  
:''"In particular, Yandel starts to get quite careful when he writes about events in which various important, influential, powerful, and (most of all) still living people had a role. He has an interest in keeping his head on his neck. Ned and Stannis practically disappear from the account of the rebellion because Yandel has cut out his original account of the rebellion after Robert's death, Eddard's execution for treason, and Stannis and Renly proclaiming for the throne, and hastily did a revised and more politically acceptable one."<ref>[http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/12432 Stockholm and Archipelacon Report], June 28, 2015</ref>
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:''"In particular, Yandel starts to get quite careful when he writes about events in which various important, influential, powerful, and (most of all) still living people had a role. He has an interest in keeping his head on his neck. Ned and Stannis practically disappear from the account of the rebellion because Yandel has cut out his original account of the rebellion after Robert's death, Eddard's execution for treason, and Stannis and Renly proclaiming for the throne, and hastily did a revised and more politically acceptable one."<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/12432 Stockholm and Archipelacon Report], June 28, 2015</ref>
  
 
==References and Notes==
 
==References and Notes==
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The World of Ice & Fire
World of ice and fire.JPG
Author Elio Garcia
Linda Antonsson
George R. R. Martin
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Random House Publishing Group[1]
Harper Voyager[2]
Released October 28th, 2014[1][2]
Cover Artist Ted Nasmith
Media Type Print (Hardback)
audiobook & e-book
Pages 336
ISBN 9780553805444[1]
9780007580910[2]
Purchase The World of Ice & Fire

The World of Ice & Fire is a companion volume to the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, provisionally known as a 'world book'. The full title is The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones.

The book was written by Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson in consultation with George R. R. Martin. In the United States the book was published by Bantam, in the United Kingdom by Harper Voyager.

The World of Ice & Fire was released on October 28th, 2014.[1][2]

History

Garcia and Antonsson run Westeros, the largest A Song of Ice and Fire community and online concordance of information on the series on the internet. Martin has confirmed that he sometimes uses the existing online concordance to rapidly double-check information if he is away from his notes, joking that his co-authors know more about the continent of Westeros than he does.

Contents

The World of Ice & Fire is divided in several parts:[3]

Further, the book contains artwork by twenty-seven different artists.[3] Both the art in the book, and the family trees displayed as an appendix, are completely out-of-universe.[4]

Samples

A few sample chapters were released in the months prior to the release of the book:

Further, Harper Voyager released a Fact of Ice and Fire in the days leading up to the release of the book, through their Twitter account.[6]

Cover

The English language versions of The World of Ice & Fire are available in two versions: the red cover, displayed on the top of this page, and a black cover. The former version of the book is published by Bantam, the latter by Harper Voyager.

Behind the Scenes

There were a few typos and mistakes in the first editions of the book. Among these is that Alysanne Blackwood was the aunt of Benjicot Blackwood, not his sister,[7] as well as a few mistakes in the genealogy trees. Garcia has stated these will be corrected in future editions.[8]

The conceit of the book is that it is an in-universe history text written by Maester Yandel,[9] originally for Robert I Baratheon. However, Yandel has lived through the deaths of both Robert and Joffrey.[10] The edition published in 2014 is the version produced by Yandel at the time of the fifth novel, A Dance with Dragons, for Tommen Baratheon.[11]

As a result, Garcia explained, for fear of angering the Lannisters, Yandel cut out from his original draft all but the bare minimum of material on Eddard Stark, Stannis Baratheon, and several other figures:

"In particular, Yandel starts to get quite careful when he writes about events in which various important, influential, powerful, and (most of all) still living people had a role. He has an interest in keeping his head on his neck. Ned and Stannis practically disappear from the account of the rebellion because Yandel has cut out his original account of the rebellion after Robert's death, Eddard's execution for treason, and Stannis and Renly proclaiming for the throne, and hastily did a revised and more politically acceptable one."[12]

References and Notes