George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including those of the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire-A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons-as well as Tuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and Dreamsongs Volumes I and II. He is also the creator of The Lands of Ice and Fire, a collection of maps featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, and The World of Ice & Fire, with Elio M. Garcia, Jr., and Linda Antonsson. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ben Avery's comic book career began when he was selected by Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin to script the adaptation of the prequel tale The Hedge Knight. Since then, Avery has gone on to work for a number of different publishers to write and create comics in a multitude of genres, from sci-fi to fantasy to historical fiction. Mike S. Miller is a veteran comic book artist who has worked on superheroes from Superman to Wolverine. He illustrated the graphic novel adaptations of George R. R. Martin's The Hedge Knight and The Sworn Sword, and served as the regular cover artist for the Game of Thrones comics series.
'In the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best ... tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting' Time Magazine `Martin's style is so vivid that you will be hooked within a few pages' The Times `The sheer mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads ...Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias' Guardian `The writing is always powerful...' SFX