George R.R. Martin and Random House have announced the November publication date of A Storm of Swords: The Illustrated Edition. The cover maintains the same style as the two previous editions, but art this time around is being provided by the fantastic Gary Gianni, who has previously illustrated the A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms collection, the 2014 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar, and the Subterranean Press limited edition of Fire & Blood. The lithograph-style image below, published on GRRM’s Twitter account, is gorgeous:
According to Random House, Gianni has contributed 25 original color illustrations to this collection. Quite the bounty for fans of the novels, and the artist! You can still find Gianni’s The Art of Gary Gianni for George R.R. Martin’s Seven Kingdoms collection on Amazon, which collects pretty much everything prior to this new book, including commentary and studies.