Yes, the actual real one from the series. It’ll be at Waterstone’s in London on Tuesday next week as part of the launch for A Dance With Dragons(opens in new tab)
Fans of Game Of Thrones , the HBO adaptation of volume one of George RR Martin’s bestselling fantasy series, A Song Of Ice And Fire , will be able to imagine themselves as royal usurpers at Waterstone’s Piccadilly branch on Tuesday next week. Because to celebrate the release of A Dance With Dragons , volume five of the series, Waterstone’s will not only be selling special signed limited editions of the book , but they’ll also be offering you the chance to sit in the Iron Throne of Kings Landing – not a replica, mind you, but the actual six-foot tall prop from the show.
Waterstone’s of Piccadilly will be selling a very limited number of signed first editions of A Dance With Dragons from 8am to 9am on the launch day. The hardback, which is over 1,000 pages long and has an rrp of £25, is one of the most long-awaited titles in years. “This was always going to be a huge release, but the success of Game Of Thrones on television has introduced millions more potential readers to this epic story,” says Waterstone’s Head of Books, Toby Bourne. “This is a tale on the scale of Lord Of The Rings , and we’re seeing sales to match.”
Fans who buy on of the limited edition £25 signed copies of A Dance With Dragons between 8am and 9am at Waterstone’s Piccadilly branch will also have their booked marked with a commemorative stamp noting the occasion, and have their photograph taken on the Iron Throne. Pictures will then be posted online at Waterstone’s Facebook page for fans to admire and download. “This is a unique opportunity to buy a very rare signed first edition of this much anticipated book, but also for fans to see how they look sitting in the iconic Iron Throne,” says Bourne. “For fantasy fans, this is like being given the chance to ride in the TARDIS.”