We’re pleased to present this first glimpse at Luis Royo’s sketches for a new edition of George R.R. Martin’s The Ice Dragon, coming this October from Tor Teen!
The Ice Dragon is a tale of courage and sacrifice set in the world of the New York Times best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire. With stunning illustrations from acclaimed artist Luis Royo, this new edition is sure to become a collector’s item for fans of the book series and HBO’s Game of Thrones alike!
Find out more about the book below, and see additional sketches from Royo.
The catalog description for The Ice Dragon:
Adara liked the winter best of all, for when the world grew cold the ice dragon came. The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.
Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara’s home. And only a winter child—and the ice dragon who loved her—could save her world from utter destruction.
Although these are initial sketches and not the final versions that will appear on and in the book, they were too gorgeous not to share. Royo himself came back from a professional illustration sabbatical to do them!