The title has it all. The book written by Elio Garcia Jr & Linda Antonsson was released in 2014 under the title A World of Ice and Fire! The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones. However, in-universe this is supposed to be the work of a Maester by the name of Yandel, and was supposed to be a gift for King Robert Baratheon, then Jeoffrey, then Tommen.

Throughout the book, many other works of Maesters were evoked, and each and every one has a name, a title given by the author — for instance, Maester Childer's Winter's Kings or the Legends and Lineages of the Starks of Winterfel, or Maester Kerth's Songs the Drowned Men Sing.

Has Yandel chosen a title for his work, and if so, what is it?

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    Good question. Judging by the answer to "What is the song of ice and fire?", it sounds like "ice and fire" is a moderately common idiom for opposites and doesn't have any other particularly widely-known significance, so it could actually be "A world of ice and fire", which would in-world be taken to mean "A world of contrasts and opposites", and wouldn't be particularly Targaryan (Dany didn't recognise the expression when she heard probably-Rhaegar say it in her dream) Commented Jan 24, 2016 at 22:59
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    "There and Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale by Bilbo Baggins"
    – Möoz
    Commented Jan 25, 2016 at 11:12

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As the co-author of this book, I can confirm that the in-world title is indeed 'The World of Ice and Fire'.

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    I have confirmed that this is the real Elio (aka Ran) who is one of the co-authors of The World of Ice and Fire. So he knows because he wrote the damn thing!
    – Möoz
    Commented Jan 25, 2016 at 11:30

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