By George! It might not be the book we’ve oh-so-impatiently waited for, but George R.R. Martin has a peace offering for us on the way — and New Yorkers have a chance to get it first. The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones (co-written with Westeros.org webmasters Elio García and Linda Antonsson) is Martin’s compendium to the Seven Kingdoms, chronicling all the events predating our introduction to his world of dragons, direwolves, and incestuous dynasties — so we can finally understand all those references to the First Men, Robert’s Rebellion, the Mad King, and any of the other historical precedents that bear upon our favorite Starks, Lannisters, and Targaryens. And just so Martin can get back to writing like the wind, he’s only making one U.S. stop to promote it — at the 92Y on October 26, two days before it’s available to purchase. Bonus: Anyone who buys a ticket to the event, which go on sale today, gets a signed copy. Our only question is, can we also get booked passage to Braavos with that?
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