"Game of Thrones" creator George R.R. Martin has still not confirmed a release date for his upcoming “Winds of Winter” novel. In the meantime, here are five books that fans of his work can read while they wait for the upcoming book.

“The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister”

Perhaps the most popular character from the book series by Martin, Tyrion Lannister has been able to win many fans by using his sharp tongue. The character has been ridiculed for his size by the people in Westeros, but no one can deny how intelligent and witty he is. This book compiles all the witty one-liners of Tyrion Lannister that cover a broad range of subjects like politics and dining. But, readers should note that some of the fans have complained about the book being too expensive.

“The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones”

This illustrated book gives the fans the history of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. The background stories will give the fans an insight into the rivalry of the Houses that the fans will get to see in “Winds of Winter.” The book includes the full family trees of the houses of Stark, Lannister and Targaryen.

“A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

The story in this book takes place about a century before the events of the first book in “A Song of Ice and Fire.” The book tells the story of a knight called Ser Duncan and his young companion Aegon Targaryen, who goes by the name “Egg.”

“The Hedge Knight: The Graphic Novel”

This book is again an illustrated story of Ser Duncan and his squire called Egg. The two characters seek fame and fortune in a world filled with betrayal and political intrigue. The book also includes 15 pages of sketches, character designs and other materials by Mike S. Miller, who has done the artwork for the book.

“The Lands of Ice and Fire: Maps from King’s Landing to Across the Narrow Sea"

For fans who wish to learn more about the fantasy world created by Martin, this book contains a set of maps that show the landscapes of the different kingdoms. There are at least two big battles at the beginning of “Winds of Winter” and this collection of maps may help the fans to understand the war strategies of some of the contenders to the Iron Throne.

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