When a fantasy book series is insanely successful, a companion book is unavoidable. Song of Ice and Fire is no exception. And in this upcoming Song of Ice and Fire companion book The World of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin, the creator of Song of Fire and Ice\Game of Thrones, wants to show you how the Iron Throne really looks like.
“The HBO throne has become iconic. And well it might. It’s a terrific design, and it has served the show very well. There are replicas and paperweights of it in three different sizes. Everyone knows it. I love it. I have all those replicas right here, sitting on my shelves.
And yet, and yet… it’s still not right.”
The illustration is created by Marc Simonetti.
Creepier if you ask me…
“It’s a rough, not a final version, so what you see in the book will be more polished. But Marc has come closer here to capturing the Iron Throne as I picture it than any other artist to tackle it. From now on, THIS will be the reference I give to every other artist tackling a throne room scene. This Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Assymetric. It’s a throne made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes… a symbol of conquest…”
This book needs to be in my archive.