George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including 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 from A Song of Ice and Fire featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, and The World of Ice & Fire (with Elio M. GarcYa, Jr., and Linda Antonsson). He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico. a Didier Graffet was born in Lyon, France, and has been an illustrator since 1994. He credits much of his inspiration to his childhood surroundings and has always been intrigued with dark mountains, threatening skies, and misty lakes. Graffet maintains that most ordinary landscapes can become extraordinary visuals if you let your imagination take over. His world is fully explored in the book Steam and Steel.