The next book from ’A Song of Ice and Fire’ (a.k.a., “Game of Thrones” to you TV fans) author George R. R. Martin is an expansive book of maps called ’The Lands of Ice and Fire.’ The maps are fully illustrated by Jonathan Roberts, including the centerpiece: a fold-out “Map of the Known World,” featuring the whole of Westeros as it’s never been seen before.
That’s not all though… There’s close up maps of the cities, the wilderness, and something we’re incredibly excited about: maps showing the exact path all the characters in the books take as they travel on their journeys. For anyone who has read Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, I don’t have to tell you how valuable this map will be to future re-readings of the books.
Here’s the official description of the book from Random House, and then your first look at four of the maps. And just to note, these are the tiniest bit; the maps themselves measure 24″x36″:
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 in THE LANDS OF ICE AND FIRE (On sale October 30, 2012).
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.
From the map titled: Beyond The Wall
From the map titled: The Dothraki Sea
From the map titled: The Known World
From the map titled: Braavos
The Lands of Ice and Fire hits bookstores on October 30th from Random House.