Acclaimed artist Arantza Sestayo gives us her vision of George R. R. Martin’s epic series, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones, in a calendar featuring twelve never-before-seen views of Westeros and beyond, plus a bonus fold-out poster.
With her lush post-Raphaelite style, Arantza Sestayo takes us into Westeros, beyond the Wall in the frozen North, across the narrow sea, and deep into history—to places where shadows and light abound. Nobles and commoners, the living and the undead, tableaus both intimate and grand—here are all the complexities of Martin’s masterwork given luminous new life.
About the Author
George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including those of the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire—A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well as related works such as Fire & Blood, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, and The World of Ice & Fire, with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson. Other novels and collections include Tuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and Dreamsongs Volumes I and II. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with his lovely wife, Parris, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Arantza Sestayo was born in the Basque region of Spain. A self-taught artist, she began her professional career with portraiture, ceramic design, and cartoon backgrounds. She was later commissioned by the Town Council of Castellón to decorate the façade of the Ateneo Culture House. Her work can be seen in A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition, Spectrum, Infected by Art, and the ARC International Salon Competition Catalogues. She has designed several book covers for Penguin Random House as well. Some images of her work have been used in merchandising products by Schmidt, Bioworld, and Heavy Metal.