In June, we reported that a coloring-book adaptation of Game Of Thrones was in the works, and now, just a few short months later, it’s already available in stores. That kind of quick turnaround is virtually unheard of in the world of A Song Of Ice And Fire, which makes us a little suspicious of the fact that George R.R. Martin is listed as the book’s author, although he probably didn’t have to do much actual writing for this anyway. As for the main content of the book, the Amazon description says it includes “dozens of stunning original black-and-white illustrations from world-renowned illustrators Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomić, Adam Stower, and Levi Pinfold.”
Amazon also has a preview of the book’s first few pages, but the only pictures are of the house sigils, so it doesn’t give us much of an idea if this will be a “good” coloring book. (Also, we have no idea what makes a “good” coloring book.) Luckily, the reviewers on Amazon seem to know, and a lot of them are in agreement that the images in the book are really nice to look at, but they’re not very fun to color. Also, there aren’t any pictures of the characters that people would really want to see, like Ned, Joffrey, Jon Snow, Tyrion, or Samwell Tarly. Still, those complaints could be coming from coloring book snobs, and it’s really not our job to tell you which coloring books you should buy. We’re just here to report on its existence, and make jokes about using a lot of red crayons.