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Apr 17 2014 12:32pm

Read a New Sample From The World of Ice and Fire

Aegon on his dragon Black Dread, art by J. Gonzalez from The World of Ice and Fire

George R.R. Martin has released a new sample from The World of Ice and Fire, the companion book detailing the history of the Seven Kingdoms from A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, currently due out from Bantam on October 28, 2014.

The sample details Aegon’s slow conquest of the Seven Kingdoms:

The maesters of the Citadel who keep the histories of Westeros have used Aegon’s Conquest as their touchstone for the past three hundred years. Birth, deaths, battles, and other events are dated either AC (After the Conquest) or BC (Before the Conquest).

It’s a must-read for fans of the book and television series, as it details a period of Targaryen history that informs so much of the struggle in the current series and adds depth to Daenerys’ claim to the Iron Throne. (Also that painting of Black Dread is totally sick.) Check out the full sample and a larger version of the art here!

4 comments
Kenneth Riehle
1. Kenneth Riehle
Is there anyway that I can get a copy of that map of the known world of Westeros. I am in love with the work you have done. I would be interested in purchasing a copy of one was made for sale. Can you email me and tell me what the price is and how to acquire one.
Thank you and forever grateful for your art work.

Ken Riehle
Bridget McGovern
2. BMcGovern
@Kenneth Riehle: The maps in The World of Ice and Fire are the work of illustrator/cartographer Jonathan Roberts--you can find more information about his work here, and a complete map of the known world is available here, as part of Martin's The Lands of Ice and Fire. I hope that helps!
Kenneth Riehle
3. vjj
GRRM has even included the locations of Kadath and Carcosa for those who know what talking about ;)
Kenneth Riehle
4. Jonathan Ellis
Argilac rejected the notion of his only heir marrying a bastard in return for "protection" for his kingdom... Aegon's response was to demand the submission of ALL the kings of Westeros, including those who had never been involved with his argument with Argilac... But it is Argilac who is called "The Arrogant"?

This is why I hope the throne is *not* filled by a Targaryen in the end...

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