The Citadel

The Archive of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Lore

So Spake Martin

August 2011

Worldcon Report: Dragonstone’s Appearance
Submitted By: Ser Mountain Goat

George said that artists have trouble with Dragonstone because they draw it like a normal castle with dragon statues adorning the walls. It is the only castle in Westeros built by the Valyrians and they had a powerful magic which could liquify stone and shape it how they want. (Inspiration for Stone-made-soft in the Long Price perhaps?) So Dragonstone is literally shaped as a dragon with doorways opening in their mouths.

Sydney Morning Herald Interview
Submitted By: Elio