The World of Ice and Fire – Waiting on Wednesday

New WoW

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill on her blog 🙂

This week’s pick is a little bit different and a very bit special 😉 It is not really a straight story – I would rather compare it with a history book of sorts.

It is the history book of Westeros, from G. R. R. Martin himself with lots of information, artwork, explanations and even more. Hopefully there are some answers in it and it will definitely keep us busy until the Winds of Winter are finally being published.

So I am really looking forward to enjoying this one, because even though I am still reading the second part of the series, I already have lots of (unanswered) questions and I want to know more.



This lavishly illustrated volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site—perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator.

Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including

• full-color artwork and maps, with more than 170 original pieces
• full family trees for Houses Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen
• in-depth explorations of the history and culture of Westeros
• 100% all-new material, more than half of which Martin wrote specifically for this book

The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice & Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.

Which book are you currently waiting for? And what do you think about this one – wether you are interestet in A Song of Ice and Fire or not

I am looking forward to reading your answers and exploring your picks 🙂





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