The World of Ice & Fire

The World of Ice & Fire

The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin's masterwork--the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time--warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice and Fire.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 Westeros.org--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. It is a chronicle which stretches from the Dawn Age to the Age of...
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2014.
ISBN: 9780553410075
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file).
Additional Contributors: Dotrice, Roy
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JCLHopeH Jun 10, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed the history of Westeros and the family lines, but at some point it just started to get tiresome without any pretense of a plot. Could be a great companion read for fans. The reader of this audiobook is the same for most of the Song of Ice and Fire audiobooks, so the narration has continuity and quality. I did checkout the eBook as well to see some of the pictures, which I very much enjoyed. Definitely the type of book I'd prefer to flip through and read a page here and there rather than listening continuously in a linear fashion.

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