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The Lands of Ice and Fire: Maps from King's Landing to Across the Narrow Sea

(A Song of Ice and Fire)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  1,371 ratings  ·  71 reviews
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 Jona ...more
Boxed Collection, 16 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Bantam Books
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Mary S. R.
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS for this boxed collection of maps (not a book) that were completely devouring!

I'd keep staring at them for hours straight; the details!
And as I was reading Fire & Blood at the same time, it did much to strengthen the experience :)

A total of 12 maps, from Westeros to Asshai-by-the-Shadow and the ends of the Known World; lands the The World of Ice & Fire explores greatly that will leave you awestruck.

The breakdown and complete analysis of the maps coming soon in the full review
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: die-hard fans, ASOIAF nerds
This is actually not a 'book' but a box set that contains 12 maps/posters of different places, continents of 'The Known World'. For those who don't know, The Known World is the place/world where the events in ASOIAF/Dunk and Egg series take place. The maps are created by Jonathan Roberts. Frankly, I've never been into maps or anything of the sort, but these are beautiful and it's really cool to have the map of Westeros on my wall.

But you should be warned that this box set is quite pricey and so
Omg, omg! *fanatic ecstatic giggles*
You guys, this is beyond amazing. There is a whole map of previously unmentioned countries. I have truly died and gone to nerd heaven.
Now I only wish GRRM would write stories upon stories about these new and exciting places. Oh well, I suppose that's what fanfiction is for.
It's strange reviewing a book that isn't really a book.

This book contains 12 maps of the world in which George R. R. Martin's amazing 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series is set (A Game of Thrones for those unfamiliar with the book series but know the HBO TV series better).

The maps are absolutely beautiful. It's nice to be able to study them and see how certain things link up. For example, the first map is an entire map of the world, showing the precise location of Westeros in relation to Braavos, t
Alicia Miller
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-read, read-2019
Best Christmas present EVER!
May 27, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There were several things I liked about this map box. These big, colourful maps are quite clarifying and imagination-enhancing. Further, we finally have proper maps of the known world, Braavos, King's Landing and the journeys of various characters. I am also glad that I no longer have to draw the Inn of the Kneeling Man and the Inn at the Crossroads myself. Finally, I love how the more detailed maps contain little depictions of towns, settlements, keeps and castles.

However, there were also a lot
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of gorgeous maps some of which have fascinating or simply beautiful details of the World created by George R.R. Martin! The box itself is quite sturdy and a great way to store the maps when not using them to look something up.
Whenever I do take out a map, I have decided to use a pinboard that will otherwise be stored away somewhere out of the way. Hence, there will not be a problem with the folding lines of the respective map and I don't have to permanently hang one (or all
Cheryl Hall
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A birthday present.

A fantastic book of maps from George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.

I particularly like the maps of Braavos, King's Landing, The East and Beyond the Wall.

There is also a map showing the routes taken by the POV characters from books 1-5, therefore I would not recommend this for show only watchers, as they may be spoiled by a characters destination.

However I would fully recommend this as a reference piece to any die hard ASOIAF fan.
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This wonderful collection of maps lets you dive into the World of Ice and Fire; especially the maps ‹The Known Word›, ‹Westeros›, ‹The East›, ‹King’s Landing›, and ‹Journeys› make this world feel alive.
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: x2017-18-season
High quality - heavy stock, good print - mapwork that enhances the experience of reading the books.
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of detailed and well produced maps that are utterly absorbing and a great companion piece to A Song of Ice and Fire.
Andrea Bampi
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
As stated by others, some of the maps seem to be "unnecessary", since they don't add anything, compared to similar maps. For example, the West, Central Essos and East maps are simply zoomed parts of the (beautiful) "Known World" map - and I mean LITERALLY zoomed: there's nothing more, not an inch, no toponyms nor physical elements. In general, I feel that the collection could be done better, maybe fewer maps, but with some other "bonus content" like a "Full Coat of Arms collection" poster, or an ...more
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Ice-and-Fire fans only
Shelves: 2bd
Of the 12 maps the boxed set contains, some could have been left out - they just depict more of the same in various levels of detail.

There is only one map in the set ("Journeys") which will actually link to the story, all the others are just - maps.

I miss a better color index for the various travellers on the "Journeys" map (the color codes are nowhere explicitely shown), and I miss the chronological dimension, so there is no indication about Who was Where When...

Overall, a must-have for the har
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Awesome! I already have one of the maps hanging on my wall.It is a great visual guide to the series, and the maps of the east and southeast give us a good glimpse of a part of the world that we will probably not see in the books. A must have for devotees of the series.

My only complaint is that the "journeys" map is a little hard to follow. Maybe not enough different colors for all the characters. But, if you know their story you can follow well enough.

Great Stuff!
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
This set of loose leaf maps adds nothing other than higher detailed maps than of what has already been showed in the books. They could have hadded some historical maps (battles, spread of empires, etc) or some other material than what has already been published.
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
MORE, MORE, MORE! Of course these maps are awesome; if you love the story you'll love the maps. The only problem that I have with the SOIAF series is that I CANNOT get enough. It is like meth without the tooth loss.

GRRM, I needs more please and I needs it now.
Stephanie Cirko
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Not a book, a series of maps for the world that ASOIAF takes place in. The maps are huge, I have 8 of them hanging up in my room, the other 4(?) couldn't fit.
Courtney Wells
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful maps and fascinating to pour over. I would love to have an encyclopedia to describe the cultures of these locals but will probably need to wait until the series is finished.
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
NERDGASM ;___; <3
John W
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Contains twelve 2' x 3' full color maps of the world of Ice and Fire. A great companion piece to the book series of A Song of Ice & Fire.
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
This is an extraordinary set of maps that adds a great deal of context to where Westeros fits within "The Known World". Looking at the "The Known World" map brings to mind the maps of the 1500's and 1600's that simply failed to recognize that anything lay west of Spain or the UK.

One of the joys of reading fantasy is that the authors create entire new worlds, and cartographers and illustrators bring those worlds to life. This set would be of little interest to those who are not fans of GOT but i
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This box of maps is clearly what I needed when I started reading the series 15 years ago. For 3 days, I studied the maps before reading The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones AND Fire and Blood and thanks to the maps, the narratives were much clearer. Still amazed though how quickly Varys was getting around in the last 2 seasons on HBO, though.
Michael Franklin
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is exactly what you would expect. It’s a book, filled with removable maps detailing the Known World. It has 12 maps that have AMAZING detail. Some maps are very zoomed out and show the whole Known World and some maps are very zoomed in and can show you very specific location. Perfect addition to anyone’s A Song of Ice and Fire book collection!
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
I really don't know how to review a map! I haven't read the series of A Song of Ice and Fire yet, but these 12 maps helped me to picturize the world of its TV depiction Game of Thrones.
Brian Mikołajczyk
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction_series
A collection of maps from the A Song of Ice and Fire Series.

I was hoping for a more elegantly-bound volume of maps, but the binding is just a holder for a series of paper maps. They are great, but I would've preferred something of higher quality.
Jos Gooseman
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love it! If you are a big fan of game of thrones You will love the details of those maps.
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love all things A Song of Ice and Fire, and if I could convince my boyfriend to let me frame these and hang them in our place, I totally would.
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Incredibly useful when reading the novels. The maps are also just plain beautiful.
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yes it is not a true book but the maps give such a sense of scope to the stories told. Great attention to detail.

Now we just need book 6.....
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It's a book of maps. Not much to review.
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George R.R. Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies,

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