There’s a brand new guide by George R.R. Martin popping out this yr. No, it’s not The Winds of Winter, however it’s set in Westeros. Fire & Blood, Volume 1 is a (faux) historical past guide in regards to the Targaryen dynasty, and can give an account of all the pieces from Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros via the Dance of the Dragons, the civil conflict that almost tore the continent aside. An outline from Martin’s web site:
What actually occurred through the Dance of the Dragons? Why did it develop into so lethal to go to Valyria after the Doom? What is the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs? These are however a number of of the questions answered on this important chronicle, as associated by a realized maester of the Citadel and that includes greater than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley.
Wheatley is doing the illustrations for the usual version of Fire & Blood, which seems like this:
But there are some variant variations within the works. Subterranean Press is placing out a particular version that can function extra illustrations by Gary Gianni, who supplied the paintings for Martin’s A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Subterranean debuted a peek on the cowl of that version on its Twitter:
As an apart, does anybody know the identification of the lady standing on the pile of lifeless knights? I assumed it is perhaps Rhaenyra Targaryen, one of many main gamers within the Dance of the Dragons, however her hair is the incorrect colour.
Moving on, Martin himself gave us a have a look at the Brazilian cowl, with artwork by Jean-Michel Trauscht:
In the previous, Brazilians haven’t gotten their very own covers of Song of Ice and Fire books, so it is a cool shock.
There’s additionally a European cowl on the best way, revealed by means of a reasonably intense Facebook video:
Covers for everybody! Fire & Blood, Volume 1 will probably be on retailer cabinets November 20.
Also, so long as we’re speaking about Martin, he appeared in a quick PSA from HBO about registering to vote:
The silence has spoken.
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