Folio Society to publish ‘lavish’ Game of Thrones novel

An exclusive 824-page, two volume edition of George RR Martin’s A Game of Thrones: A Song of Fire and Ice is being published in July.

The book, published by The Folio Society, will sell for £125.

The publisher “worked closely throughout the entire process” with Martin on the new edition and the author also helped select British illustrator Jonathan Burton.

The book is bound in three-quarter blocked cloth with a printed and blocked cloth front board. Printed in black and gold throughout, it also features nine family trees (in volume two), a fold-out map inserted in the case of the Known World. The two volumes are presented in a gold-blocked slipcase with a secret illustration inside.

The Folio Society’s first Game of Thrones novel has been approved at all stages by the author from the selection of illustrator and introducer to the bindings, materials, illustrations and map. Martin described the editions as “masterpieces of the bookmaker’s art”.

Martin said: “The Folio Society’s splendid new editions of the Song of Ice and Fire series are masterpieces of the bookmaker’s art lavishly illustrated by Jonathan Burton. Books collectors and fantasy fans alike are going to delight in these volumes. I know I will.”

The book goes on sale on 16th July.

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