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Folio Society Publishes A Storm of Swords Illustrated Edition

Half a year since Folio Society published A Clash of Kings, they’ve now released A Storm of Swords with Jonathan Burton continuing his gorgeous illustration and design contributions to the series.

Once again, stellar work from the Folio Society. Fans of George R.R. Martin, and bibliophiles generally, should appreciate these. Thanks to the Folio Society, we also have two images to share from the two-volume A Storm of Swords which we’ll include with the press release below!

The bloodiest, boldest and most addictive saga in fantasy continues with A Storm of Swords, the third volume in Folio’s acclaimed ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series. Taking the world by storm, George R. R. Martin’s fantasy epic has won millions of fans worldwide, and these editions – described by the author as ‘masterpieces of the bookmaker’s art’ – are packed full of details that devoted readers will find irresistible.

Featuring exquisite illustrations by series artist Jonathan Burton, updated genealogies, a pair of bindings blocked in red and gold foils and specially designed chapter headings, this edition of A Storm of Swords exemplifies everything that makes a Folio edition so coveted.

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Robb Stark preparing to execute Lord Karstark in the godswood of Riverrun.

(Illustration © Jonathan Burton 2020 from The Folio Society edition of George R. R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords, exclusively available at foliosociety.com)

A Storm of Swords contains a number of the grisly surprises for which George R. R. Martin is rightly celebrated. Award-winning artist Jonathan Burton’s sensitive and skilled handling of such a huge cast of characters gives these shocking twists an even greater weight, and this kind of attention to detail can be seen across the entire production of this very special Folio edition. The interior of the slipcase features an image of King Joffrey, leering from the Iron Throne, while the binding designs use the imagery of the warring houses to spectacular effect. The Lannister Lion stands triumphant over a cowed wolf on volume one, while volume two sees the Stark wolf and Tully trout united as danger closes in.

The War of the Five Kings has ushered in a new age of unrest and violence to the seven kingdoms. Jon Snow is deep in Wildling territory, Arya is loose in a war-stricken land filled with dangerous men, Robb Stark, newly crowned King in the North, needs to build new alliances, and quick, but in Westeros, blood runs truer than oaths. The twin spectres of revenge and betrayal stalk Ned Stark’s heirs, and no one will escape unscathed.

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A beautifully composed depiction of Prince Oberyn facing the Mountain that Rides.

(Illustration © Jonathan Burton 2020 from The Folio Society edition of George R. R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords, exclusively available at foliosociety.com)

Product information

Bound in three-quarter blocked cloth with a printed and blocked cloth front board. Set in Vendetta with Esmeralda display. 1,128 pages in total over two volumes.

16 colour illustrations including 4 double-page spreads. Printed black & gold throughout. 11 illustrated chapter openers and 15 house sigils. 15 family trees in volume two.

Blocked and printed slipcase with printed illustration inside. Printed endpapers. Coloured tops. 10˝ x 6¾˝.

UK £125.00 US $199.95 Can $245.00 Aus $280.00