Game of Thrones fans have something to be excited for as author George R. R. Martin is working on a new book centered on the controversial House Targaryen.
This came ahead of HBO’s upcoming prequel/spin-off TV series ‘House of the Dragon’ that is currently in production.
The all-new book that kind of ties into the show with The Rise of The Dragon, described as “An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty,” will feature more than 180 new illustrations of the family and its reign, with an in-depth look at some of the lore of Westeros.
The author also clarified the difference in The Rise of The Dragon and the previously released Fire & Blood:
“Think of The Rise of the Dragon as a deluxe reference book, in which Westeros’ most infamous family – and their dragons – come to life in partnership with some truly incredible artists.”
“Fire & Blood was scribed as a grandmaesters’ account of events from Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros through to the infamous Dance of the Dragons, the civil war that nearly undid the Targaryen rule. The Rise of the Dragon will cover the same time period, but is written in a more encyclopedic style similar to The World of Ice and Fire. In fact, The World of Ice and Fire authors Elio M. García, Jr. and Linda Antonsson have returned to help with this tome.”
The new book ‘Game of Thrones: The Rise of the Dragon’ will be released in October while the House of the Dragon is set to premiere this year with even more Game of Thrones spin-offs potentially in the works.