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A Brave New World... Cover

Bantam has changed the cover for our forthcoming concordance, THE WORLD OF ICE & FIRE, several times.

You've seen a couple of the earlier mockups here and on my website.

Now here's the latest and... I am told... final cover.

WOIAF cover

 How do you like it?

 WORLD OF ICE & FIRE will be out in the fall.  It is going to be a gorgeous book, a big coffee table volume with lots and lots of stunning artwork, and tons of fake history.  We were supposed to provide 50,000 words of text, but... ah... I got carried away.



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May. 7th, 2014 10:57 pm (UTC)
"Got carried away" are the words I didn't know I most wanted to hear, until I heard them.

I will have this book.

Now I just need to figure out how to say "All men must dance" in Valaryan, and my life won't be complete, but some of the itchiness will be relieved.
Morten Glenn Larsen
May. 8th, 2014 12:49 am (UTC)
Sorry buddy.. The word "dance" doesn´t yet exist in the Valyrian vocabulary. :P
May. 7th, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
May. 7th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
I know exactly what I'll be getting my dad for Christmas. And likely what he'll get me :D
Can't wait for this!
May. 7th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
Looks great! Can't wait to add it to my collection. Will have to buy 2 copies (one to read & one to collect).
May. 7th, 2014 11:11 pm (UTC)
Cover isn't bad...
I would fork over more $ though if you had a special edition. One that is leather bound with thick golden pages and all weathered looking as if it's been in the Citadel for hundreds of years.

But what's in between the covers is what matters. And that'll give me months of good reading and re-reading.
Emmy Greene
May. 8th, 2014 05:08 am (UTC)
Re: special edition
I agree. A special edition version would be awesome. Nice collector's item, too.

This book cover looks good. It's nicely done.

Edited at 2014-05-08 05:13 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2014 11:20 pm (UTC)
Love it.
Gorgeous! I absolutely love the cover and can't wait to read the volume- about to preorder it :) Have to brush up on my Westerosi history!
Bobby Cameron
May. 7th, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
Cover looks great! Can't wait to read more fake history.
Sean Carter
May. 7th, 2014 11:23 pm (UTC)
Looks Good to Me!
I'm a fan -- I was also a fan of the Iron Throne cover, but this one works just as well! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy, judging from your sample chapter we should all be in for a treat come fall. I try not to judge a book by its cover anyway :)
Adam Tremmel
May. 7th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
Can't wait! I look forward to seeing how 'carried away' you got. The more the better!
May. 7th, 2014 11:28 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to it.

Will it delve into the history of Essos, Sothoryos or Ulthos?

And what histories are being saved for Fire and Blood?
May. 7th, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)
The detailed histories of the reigns of the Targaryen kings.
(no subject) - HolySock - May. 7th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
Sigil - ratonainsolente - May. 8th, 2014 11:08 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 7th, 2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
Very handsome.
May. 7th, 2014 11:59 pm (UTC)
World of Ice and Fire
So so excited about this can not wait to read this. Looking forward to reading about the history of House Stark and Targaryen. Also, even reading about House Greyjoy's history.
Thiago Silva
May. 8th, 2014 12:00 am (UTC)
Awesome work! How many pages? Hope it arrives here in Brazil soon! Love
Robin Rushdi Alsalehi
May. 8th, 2014 12:46 am (UTC)
World of ice and fire
I heard the book will cover some additional parts to "princess and the Queen". Is that true?
May. 8th, 2014 01:04 am (UTC)
Re: World of ice and fire
No, not really.
Re: World of ice and fire - hippoiathanatoi - May. 8th, 2014 07:17 am (UTC) - Expand
Dennis Staples
May. 8th, 2014 12:53 am (UTC)
Is that a black three-headed dragon on red? Interesting...
May. 8th, 2014 01:08 am (UTC)
A must-have compendium for all ASOIAF fans. It will certainly adorn my coffee table as soon as it arrives! :-)
Josh Jones
May. 8th, 2014 01:21 am (UTC)
Valyrian Freehold
Does this gorgeous book happen to talk about the Valyrian Freehold?
May. 8th, 2014 01:45 am (UTC)
Looks rather good. I look forward to it!
May. 8th, 2014 02:04 am (UTC)
Love it!
I love it! I think I'm looking forward to this book almost as much as "The Winds of Winter." The (fake) history just by itself is of great interest to me. If it was just that I'd be quite happy. But no, there's going to be a ton of incredible artwork too.

I can't wait! Is it fall yet?!
Joe Zimo
May. 8th, 2014 02:16 am (UTC)
Is all the artwork original artwork or will there be images we have seen before elsewhere?
May. 8th, 2014 02:27 am (UTC)
Re: Artwork
Most of the artwork will be original... but yes, there are some images you have seen before. The most conspicuous ones probably being Ted Nasmith's marvelous paintings of the castles of the Westeros, which were originally done for this book, long before we used 'em for the 2011 Ice & Fire calendar.
Re: Artwork - insurrbution - May. 8th, 2014 04:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 8th, 2014 02:47 am (UTC)
Nice cover!
I love the dragon. I'll buy this book for sure!

But the cover seems to be a "dark" dragon in a kind of redish background. Are you trying to blackfyre us, Ser GRMM?

hahah, just kidding.

Gabe Steller
May. 8th, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
That looks kinda like the Blackfyre sigil on the there with the whole red circle behind a black metallic dragon. Is that on Purpose or is it supposed to be the Targaryen sigil and the reversed colors are just a fluke?

Can't wait for the book!
Guilherme Lima
May. 8th, 2014 03:08 am (UTC)
Nice cover, I must have it. Will it cover events from other continents as well?
May. 8th, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
Thank You!
Thank you George so much for this world you've created. I haven't been this engrossed in a fictional world since I was a kid. It's a true testament to your creation that there are dozens of websites and forums around the globe that do nothing but talk about the nuances of the characters, languages, places, and events you've created.

This series will endure the test of time and that's testament to the brilliant, and I'm sure arduous, work you've done. Not many people have something they created last forever. Congratulations and once again, thank you. You're now my favorite three initial then last name author of all time.

Edited at 2014-05-08 04:20 am (UTC)
May. 8th, 2014 04:58 am (UTC)
Twisted book
I love this cover. This book seems dangerous and twisted. Like a dark book full of forbidden knowledge, something that should be locked away in a dark vault somewhere beneath the Citadel.

I wonder, will there be some informations about fools in it? I love these guys. They know so much tricks. How do they do that? Maybe there is some kind of fool's school somewhere in westerosn, like there is the Citadel for the maesters?

Peraphs there will be some infos about the maesters themself too, and the kind of things that they study at the Citadel? I counted 21 archmaesters in the appendix of AFFC, and so far we know that maesters can learn about Healing, Ravens, Economy, Maths, Higher Mysteries, Poisons, Stargazings and a few other things. But I wonder what are the others. Common language literature? Foreigns languages? Secrets languages?
Songs of The Extremly Greats Ancients from the Necronomicon? Obsidian candle Gazing? Really Advanced Philosophy of Hobbes? Yoga?

But peraphs we will have to wait for Sam's chapters in TWOW to know that.
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