The favorite bedtime story of the denizens of the world of Ice and Fire is coming to the big screen! Deadline reports that Warner Bros. Animation Group is adapting The Ice Dragon, George R.R. Martin’s children’s book about a girl and her ice dragon.
Martin will serve as a producer, with Game of Thrones producer Vince Gerardis serving as executive producer.
The Ice Dragon was originally published in 1980 as a children’s fantasy novella, then reworked and rereleased in 2007 and most recently in 2014 from Tor Teen, the latter with new illustrations by Luis Royo. More about the story:
In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire 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.
Read an excerpt from The Ice Dragon and enjoy Luis Royo’s captivating interior illustrations.