Don’t even think about it! After receiving my book yesterday, I couldn’t be happier with everything. The hardcover binder, the size and quality of the printing of the maps, but most of all the new content!
I’m not sure what most people’s expectations were but the map of Essos in particular is SWARMING with new cities and regions that we have never heard of! Will we find out more about the history of Essos? Just when you were thinking that Essos was nothing more than the free cities, Slaver’s Bay, and old Valyria, GRRM comes out and drops a bomb on us.
Serious, buy this and consider framing at least a few of them. It will be the best $24 you spent this year. Maybe get a few for Christmas gifts!
Categories: A Clash of Kings, A Dance with Dragons, A Game of Thrones, A Storm of Swords, Dunk and Egg, The Winds of Winter Tags: A dance with Dragons, beyond the wall, essos, game of thrones, George RR Martin, maps, westeros
Some images from the upcoming Lands of Ice and Fire book have hit the web. Let’s have a look:
An interesting depiction of The Wall and the Haunted Forest. Castle Black’s icon is not what readers would expect from it’s description in the novels or the HBO show, but its possible that it’s the generic icon on the map for any castle. Read more…
Well it was just the other day that we were discussing what GRRM was working on these days, and just like that his new map book is available for pre-order from Amazon with a release date of October 30, 2012.
Here is the full description:
George R. R. Martin’s beloved Song of Ice and Fire series, which started with A Game of Thrones, is bursting with a variety and richness of landscapes—from bitter tundra to arid wasteland and everything in between—that provide a sense of scale unrivaled in contemporary fantasy. Now this dazzling set of maps, featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, transforms Martin’s epic saga into a world as fully realized as the one around us.
The centerpiece of this gorgeous collection is guaranteed to be a must-have for any fan: the complete map of the known world, joining the lands of the Seven Kingdoms and the lands across the Narrow Sea for the first time in series history. But this is just one of many unique maps that aren’t available anywhere else. There is an alternate version that tracks the movements of the series’ protagonists throughout their vast world, along with more detailed versions of the western, middle, and eastern thirds of the world; a full map of Westeros, combining North and South; one of the Dothraki Sea and the Red Wastes; and the Braavos city map. And here, too, are fan favorites detailing everything from urban sprawl to untamed wilds: maps of King’s Landing; The Wall and Beyond the Wall; the Free Cities; and Slaver’s Bay, Valyria, and Sothyros.
Never before has the entire scope of Martin’s universe been so exhaustively and fascinatingly depicted. The maps in this beautiful, one-of-a-kind atlas will enrich your reading or viewing experience, provide another view of your favorite characters’ epic journeys, and open up captivating new worlds—plus, they’ll look great on any castle wall.
HBO is now selling two versions of a 24″ x 36″ map of Westeros and Essos.
Click on this one if you want the higher-quality canvas version (Westeros only).
And check this one out for the 24″ x 36″ poster version (Westeros and Essos).