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George R.R. Martin releases 'Game of Thrones' companion book
George R.R. Martin releases 'Game of Thrones' companion book

Winter is coming, but not fast enough for fans of George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. While the next novel looks to be a long way off, devotees of "Game of Thrones" can console themselves with a new companion volume Martin has released, providing the back story of his famous fictional kingdom Westeros. The book, "The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones," published by Bantam, features text by Martin and illustrations by several fantasy artists. In an interview with the Associated Press, Martin said the companion volume took on a life of its own: "It was bigger than I anticipated ... I start...

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