As we count down the days to the Season Eight premiere of the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, you may already be wondering how you will continue to live in the Seven Kingdoms once it ends. Lucky for you, there are a bunch of ways for bibliophiles to immerse themselves into the Game of Thrones.
Of course, you can go back to where it all started by (re-)reading the five tomes in A Song of Ice and Fire. Maybe by the time you finish those, the sixth book in the series, the fabled and long-awaited Winds of Winter, will be released. Maybe. There are also the lovely tales of Ser Duncan the Tall and a boy named Egg collected in A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.
If that’s not for you, you can explore the history of the Targaryens in the recently released Fire and Blood. Fire and Blood is 700+ pages of the legendary events of Aegon the Conqueror, the Dance of the Dragons and more. If the dry writings of a Maester isn’t for you, you can dive into the beautifully illustrated World of Ice and Fire for even more historical tales of the Seven Kingdoms, including very helpful lineage charts and House information.
And if that’s not enough for you, HBO and Insight Editions have also announced a new publishing program to commemorate the cultural phenomenon of the Game of Thrones television series. The four-book collection will offer a fitting tribute to a show that has redefined the scale and impact of what television can offer. Here’s some more information about the four books:
Game of Thrones: The Storyboards
(Spring 2019, $60), by William Simpson, lead storyboard artist for Game of Thrones
In this deluxe art collection, Game of Thrones storyboard artist William Simpson shares the brilliant and painstaking work that is an integral part of assembling each episode of the award-winning series.
This gorgeous book features a unique behind-the-scenes look into pivotal moments and early conceptual art from Game of Thrones. Curated from Simpson’s extensive archive, this revealing collection represents the exemplary artistic development involved in one of the most visually dynamic shows on television.
Game of Thrones: The Storyboards is the definitive compendium of storyboards for this hit series and captures the impressive scope of its rich development and artistry. This unique collection is a must-have for all fans of this breathtaking show.
About the Artist: William Simpson is a comic artist based in Northern Ireland. He is the lead storyboard artist for Game of Thrones.
The Art of Game of Thrones
(Fall 2019, $75.00)
Filled with gorgeous illustrations and artwork from HBO’s hit series, The Art of Game of Thrones is the definitive Game of Thrones art collection.
Since its first season, Game of Thrones has been one of the most popular and successful television shows ever created. Beautifully crafted and presented in a deluxe large format, these pages present a visual chronicle of the meticulous work done by artists to bring the world of Westeros to life.
Fans will recognize thrilling moments and stunning locations from the show. Showcasing a multitude of fascinating and beautifully rendered images and previously unpublished works of art, this collectible book contains the visual legacy of Game of Thrones and is a must-have for fans.
The Photography of Game of Thrones
(Fall 2019, $75.00), by Helen Sloan, principal unit photographer for Game of Thrones
Enter the world of HBO’s global television phenomenon Game of Thrones with The Photography of Game of Thrones—the definitive photographic collection of the hit series.
This deluxe compendium features sumptuous photography from the making of HBO’s unparalleled hit show Game of Thrones. Offering a rare peek behind the scenes of one of the most popular and revered television shows of all time, The Photography of Game of Thrones gives fans an exclusive look at some of their favorite characters and moments in gorgeous detail.
The official principal Game of Thrones unit photographer, Helen Sloan has compiled the most iconic shots from the acclaimed show. The best of her collection, along with the work of the unit photography team, is featured here.
Game of Thrones: The Costumes
(Fall 2019, $75.00) by costume designer Michele Clapton
From the practical, layered fabrics of Winterfell to the finery of King’s Landing, the costumes of Game of Thrones play an integral part in transporting viewers to the land of Westeros and beyond. This deluxe book celebrates the incredible artistry involved in creating each outfit, with beautifully detailed photographs of the costumes and behind-the-scenes details.
Revealing the intricate detail and boundless imagination behind the costumes in HBO’s hit original series, this book is the definitive guide to one of the most breathtaking elements of the show.
About the Costume Designer: Michele Clapton is the Emmy Award- winning costume designer for Game of Thrones, among many other films and television series.
I’m most excited about diving into that costume book. How about you? What related books are you looking forward to read once Game of Thrones no longer occupies our Sunday nights?
About Insight Editions
Celebrated for its unwavering dedication to quality, Insight Editions is a publisher of innovative books and collectibles that push the boundaries of creativity, design, and production. Through its acclaimed film, television, and gaming program, Insight strives to produce unique books and products that provide new ways to engage with fan-favorite characters and stories. Under this program, Insight has published books covering the worlds of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Destiny, Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Diablo, World of Warcraft, and the Harry Potter films, among many others. Insight’s award-winning art, photography, and sports titles celebrate the artistry and history of a wide range of subjects that include the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash, the San Francisco Giants, and the Dallas Cowboys. Other divisions include a line of deluxe stationery products, as well as a children’s imprint, Insight Kids. For more information, visit www.insighteditions.com.
About HBO Licensing & Retail
HBO Licensing & Retail, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., partners with best-in-class licensees around the world to give HBO’s global audience new and exciting ways to engage with their favorite shows. The division leverages iconic, award-winning HBO programs such as Game of Thrones, VEEP, Sex and the City, Silicon Valley, Insecure, The Sopranos, Big Little Lies, True Blood and more to create officially licensed consumer products, innovative merchandise programs, retail activations and live immersive experiences. HBO Licensing & Retail works across a broad range of product categories, including collectibles, apparel, publishing, live branded experiences, digital gaming, fashion and beauty collaborations, luxury accessories, and beyond. Officially licensed HBO merchandise can be purchased in retail stores around the world, online in the US at http://store.hbo.com, and at the HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City.