GAME of Thrones author George RR Martin has unveiled the cover of a new book which looks at the history of the ‘World of Ice and Fire’.
Martin - who revealed the cover on his blog - has described the book as a ‘gorgeous book, a big coffee table volume with lots and lots of stunning artwork, and tons of fake history’.
The book is co-authored by Elio M Garcia Jr and Linda Antonsson, who run the Game of Thrones fan site Westeros.org and has been slated for a release in late October.
Rumoured to be over 300 pages long, the book will likely include new information and background on the various regions in the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ saga as well as the Lannisters and Targaryens.
However, the release of the new book to accompany the series may well push back the publish date of Martin’s hotly-anticipated sixth book, ‘The Winds of Winter’.
The 65-year-old has come under fire in the past for his tendency to get sidetracked by other work instead of finishing the Ice and Fire series.
The first three novels - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords - were all published between 1996 and 2000, while A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons were released in 2005 and 2011 respectively.
The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring are expected to complete the epic saga.