ESH Holiday Gift Guide 2014: The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros
It can be difficult to find the best gift around the holidays. This year all conners of The Land of ESH are joining together to help with some great ideas for gifts that no one can have issues with not even me!
Keep checking the ElectricSistaHood’s EGMNOW page, Geek Aggro, B3, and the Issues Program sites we will all be posting some really fun suggestions.
It’s a hard time of year to be fan of the World of Ice and Fire. We are still months off the new season of the HBO series and who knows when “Winds of Winter” will be released. But fret not this holiday season there is a perfect gift for any fan of the show or book series and that is The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones available now for around $30.00 hard cover and $20.00 for Kindle on Amazon (And many other places).
This book is brought by the one and only George R.R. Martin with addition input and touches by the pair that run the excellent Westeros.org website Linda Antonsson and Elio Garcia. This book fills in the gaps of past events acting as a book for the events of the History of Westeros leading up to the age of Roberts rebellion. It is set and fits in the world like a gift written as a prize/gift for King Robert to lean about the past of the world.
The most impressive and enjoyable aspects of this 400 page book is the artist renditions of the places and things around the World of Ice and Fire. George R.R. Martin worked directly with the artists to depict visual receptions that fit his imagination of what these things look like not just duplicate versions of what we see on the show.
George R.R. Martin has said this is the starting point but when his book series is complete he may want to revisit a project like this and get even more into detail. They needed to leave some stuff out to not spoil the end of the book and TV series. But there is a ton here and it is very densely written and expands of some things I always wanted to know and for any hungry fan of the world of Westeros this will fill a major need. This book is an excellent gift for fans of the series and a great conversational book to have on the table and flip though for just the images. The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History is a welcome addition to the whole series and fits in very well with all the entry’s of the World of Fire and Ice. Treat yourself or for the perfect gift for fans of the series this holiday season and pick up The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones