The Ice Dragon – George R.R. Martin.
I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when picking up George R.R. Martin’s illustrated book The Ice Dragon, especially after being a fan of the Game of Thrones series for so long. But what I found was an emotional journey full of resplendent illustration, thanks to Luis Royo, a Spanish artist best know for his fantasy art.
I’m usually not a fan of illustration, despite being a lover of art outside of the world of literature, simply because I prefer to imagine the scenes for myself. Most people will agree that a good book engages your imagination, but despite that I found the illustration wonderfully accurate to what I was imagining in my head.
Sure its only a short book, and despite it being for all ages Martin doesn’t shy away from that murder he loves so damn much, but it is rich in prose and genuinely moving. I can’t fault this book, or say much more without spoiling it, suffice to say it is enjoyable reading and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone.