Many are thrilled for the next instalment of Song Of Ice & Fire saga by George R.R. Martin. But before fans finally have the chance to get hold of its sixth instalment titled ?The Winds of Winter,? Random House has put together a Game Of Thrones illustrated book that interestingly shows how Martin envisions a real Iron Throne.
The book describes the Iron Throne as big and hulking and bestial. HBO has its own version for its TV series. But it looks like Martin thought it was not right and the Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition is your chance to see how the Iron Throne should look like from the author?s perspective.
This latest offering from Random House is part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Game of Thrones book series, which also happens to be Martin?s first novel. Now, the Game of Thrones television adaptation is one of the most popular shows in the world.
A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition
The 896-page illustrated version of Game Of Thrones is filled with 73 illustrations in black and white. New York Times writer John Hodgman penned a new introduction for the book which also contains eight color plates. This means that the illustrated version is filled with a total of 81 images.
According to Martin, some of the illustrations are from calendars, board games and other resources. But the writer has assured that 48 of these images are completely new depictions of his epic fantasy world.
The list of participating artists includes John Picacio, Paul Youll, Gary Gianni, Didier Graffet, Victor Moreno, Michael Komarck, Arantza Sestayo, Magali Villeneuve, Ted Nasmith, Levi Pinfold, Marc Simonetti, and many more. Most of the artists who have contributed for the art are fantasy illustrators.
The majority know how the Game Of Thrones characters look like based on the HBO series. But they?re almost completely unrecognizable when depicted as the books originally described them. It was surprising how young the kids were supposed to be. Check out more illustrations here.
A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition is all set to be out on October 18 via Bantam Spectra/Random House.