With the release of George R.R. Martin’s ‘The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the World of Game of Thrones’, which is a companion book to the series, it looks as if we’re going to find out just exactly how big the dragons can grow in this world. Looking at the image above shows off Aegon the Conqueror upon his dragon Balerion the Black Dread. So, as you can see, they get large enough to not only ride but, there is a pretty big wing span if you ask me.

In this 400-page book that will be expanding the lore and known information of the ‘Game of Thrones‘ Universe, we can expect to find a lot of details that explain current plot lines by giving us a perspective of the world’s past. The book itself will be released on October 28th, 2014 and will give us an extensive history of the Seven Kingdoms. We’ll be learning about past wars as well as why many of the major houses are at one another’s throats.

Not only though is the book created for fans but it was by fans as well. Martin has two collaborators on the book, Elio M. Garcia Jr. and Linda Antonsson, who are the founders of the largest ‘Game of Thrones’ fan site to date in Westeros.org.

Here’s a synopsis of the book:

If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice and Fire.

This lavishly illustrated volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site Westeros.org—perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator.

Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers. It is a chronicle which stretches from the Dawn Age to the Age of Heroes; from the Coming of the First Men to the arrival of Aegon the Conqueror; from Aegon’s establishment of the Iron Throne to Robert’s Rebellion and the fall of the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen, which has set into motion the “present-day” struggles of the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, and Targaryens. The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice and Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.

The one thing I suspect it will not give us is more details on why you don’t want to ever get married in Westeros. I think we all know what happens at weddings in the realm by now.

Are you excited to learn more about the history of ‘Game of Thrones’? Do you think Martin should have been spending his time on getting out the next novels as to not slow down the show’s production? More importantly do you think this will end up giving us a spin-off show of its own giving us a visual history of the world so many have become addicted to? Share your thoughts below!

Source: Coming Soon