Fans of A Song of Ice and Fire rejoice! This large and beautifully illustrated tome will answer many questions about key figures and events in the history of Westeros. Ancient history, Valyria, Aegon's conquest, the downfall of the Targaryen dynasty, and information about the key Westerosi houses are included. The book also covers Essos, including the Free Cities, Yi-Ti, and Asshai-by-the-Shadow. This is definitely a must-read for all fans of George R.R. Martin's books and the Game of Thrones television series.