A special, limited edition illustrated version of George RR Martin’s first Game of Thrones book will be published in October to mark the novel’s 20th anniversary.
Game of Thrones was first published in the UK in August 1996.
George R R Martin said: “An anniversary like this requires something special, something more than just a reprint and a new novel. This new edition will be very special, I think. Same story, of course. But we’ve added an introduction by the [comedian] John Hodgman… and a truly astonishing amount of artwork… a total of seventy-three black and white interior illustrations, and eight spectacular full colour plates.”
Some of the illustrations have been taken from other sources such as the Ice & Fire calendars or the Game of Thrones card and board games, but 38 are entirely new and never-before-seen.
A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition will be published by HarperCollins in the UK on October 18.
It’s also been announced HBO’s Game of Thrones Colouring Book will be published on November 1.