The world of ice and fire book review
Fire & Blood (book) - WikipediaFrom the wildlings and White Walkers up north to the dragons and empires in the far east, the world that Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and the rest of the gang call home is explored in painstaking detail. All men must learn! The Targaryens kind of sucked at ruling the Seven Kingdoms. Far from the glorious dynasty their PR team would have you believe, the blonde-haired monarchs of House Targaryen did a rather piss-poor job of running Westeros ever since Aegon the Conqueror took the continent by storm some years before the events of the first book, A Game of Thrones, began. Every other king was completely crazy, likely a result of incessant inbreeding among the royals — hence names like Maegor the Cruel, Aegon the Unworthy, and Mad King Aerys. How many conflicts came down to people wanting to fuck their own siblings without some other person in the way? The answer may surprise you!
George R.R. Martin talks about The World of Ice and Fire
The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones
Martin 's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series. Written by Martin, Elio M. Martin enlisted them in to assist with the project, which at the time he believed would be finished by Martin also started writing "sidebar" stories for the book but at one point he realized he had written , more words. Tolkien 's The Silmarillion , Martin clarified that while his book provides a basic overview of the many areas of his fictional world and their histories, he plans to someday publish a more extensive volume focusing primarily on the Targaryens , which he jokingly dubbed The GRRMarillion. Martin teased the book in July with a blog post praising Marc Simonetti's drawing of the Iron Throne , which was to appear in the book, as very close to his own idea of the throne, compared to the TV series version. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The first volume was released on November 20, In February , Elio M. In April , when announcing the publication date, Martin revealed the manuscript to be pages long. The book contains more than seventy-five black and white illustrations by Doug Wheatley. Hugo Rifkind of The Times described it as "interminable, self-indulgent crap. Conversely, Dan Jones of The Sunday Times praised the book, calling it "a masterpiece of popular historical fiction".
Writings by GRRM
From the Dawn Age all the way through to the Glorious Reign, every entry is like embarking on a new journey through Martin's world. Martin, along with his co-authors, offers readers a breathtakingly detailed history of Westeros preceding the events in the novels. In fact, many of the chapters could form their own series of equally weighty books. Saying this, it is probably a little bit too geeky and information-overload for fans of the TV show. Those who have already devoured Martin's monstrous novels will find this guide easier to digest.