Game of Thrones is as huge a deal on television as it is for the book series it is based on, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R Martin. Though Martin might not be close to announcing the release date of his next novel in the series, The Winds of Winter, there is some hope for us fans, for we are to be rewarded with the illustrated edition of A Game of Thrones. The illustrated edition, which is being released through Random House is coming out in honour of the 20th anniversary of the series and contains 73 images in an 896 page long book, plus eight richly detailed color plates. The book will be released on 18th October and you can pre-order it on Amazon right now.
Vanity Fair gave us a sneak peek into some of the amazing illustrations, and one of them is the highly unconventional Iron Throne, which is completely different from the one we have been seeing in the show. Martin is known to have rejected a bunch of creations by his artists, and the one approved is below, which matches the exact description of the massive throne built of thousands of melted swords. Check out some of the other amazing images below: