On October 25th, The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated History of the Targaryen Dynasty, Volume One hit shelves. Based on Fire and Blood by GRRM, the book provides a more condensed account of the events documented in that work of “fake history” while providing over 180 new, full-color illustrations (some were shared in the recent, all packaged in a similar format to The World of Ice and Fire. As we said when the book was first announced, the book is for a very particular set of audiences—those who were daunted by F&B’s size but are interested in something more concise, those who love the artwork, and those who are collectors and completists. If you or someone you know fits that, however…
Ahead of the release, George is holding a couple of events, including one that will be livestreamed for those who purchase a ticket. See more details below, as well as an opportunity to get copies with a different set of autographs entirely… !
One of the many new pieces of art Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen racing their dragons, Syrax and Caraxes, between High Tide and Dragonstone. By Nutchapol Thitinunthakorn
First, on the 24th, George is taking part of in a virtual event celebrating the Targaryens. Tickets are available to watch the livestream of the event, and can be had by purchasing a copy of either Fire and Blood or The Rise of the Dragon via the ticket purchase link, with the option to have the copy signed by GRRM as well.
Then on the 27th, George is taking part in an in-person event at Symphony Space in New York City where he will be in conversation with none other than Neil Gaiman.
Finally, speaking of autographed copies… Sweden’s SF Bokhandeln, the largest SF/F book retailer in the Nordic world (and possibly in Europe?), will have some copies of The Rise of the Dragon with _our_ signatures (not George’s alas), for anyone in Sweden (and the rest of the EU, plus Norway, by the looks of it) who is interested! You can pre-order the signed book here—note the ones with the image on top saying “Signerat Exemplar!” (Signed Copies!) We’ve high hopes George will attend the 2024 Worldcon in Glasgow, so that’ll be a chance to get his signature in person!