George R R Martin to publish colouring book in US

George R R Martin to publish colouring book in US

An adult colouring book inspired by the characters and settings of George R R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels is set for publication in the US this autumn.

Bantam in the US has acquired The Game of Thrones Colouring Book in a deal for world rights with Kay McCauley at Aurous Inc. A UK deal has not yet been announced.

The book will contain 45 original black and white illustrations for people to colour in, inspired by scenes from the books, which follow the dynastic struggles of powerful families in the kingdom of Westeros. The books are the inspiration for the HBO TV series, "Game of Thrones", which is currently coming to the end of its fifth season.

Adult colouring books have grown in popularity in recent years, with a number of publishers releasing different ranges.