While the world waits with bated breath for season eight of HBO’s Game of Thrones (more like panicked withdrawal, if we’re being honest), we’re thankful to have the new Game of Thrones Tarot to pass the time. George R. R. Martin’s fantastical world of dragons, White Walkers, and magicians comes to life in the Liz Dean-authored and Craig Coss-illustrated deck. It’s a real beauty, too.
“Archetypes are the foundation of every great tale — and Game of Thrones is an outstanding story, a rich weave … From the icy landscapes beyond the Wall to the hot deserts of Dorne, the world of Game of Thrones is replete with symbolism: an abundant source for a new tarot deck,” Dean said of the cards.
Every character is represented here, including our favorite shapeshifting Thronesian, Arya Stark — as the Death card, natch. Perhaps we can use these cards to predict the future of our players as the Seven Kingdoms unite — or as many as Jon Snow can convince, anyway — and defend themselves against the evil Night King.
Since the last and final season of Game of Thrones doesn’t debut until 2019, you’ll have plenty of time to practice the art of tarot with Chronicle Books’ beautifully illustrated deck. It even comes with a hardcover booklet to guide you.
The cards are telling us that you can pre-order the Game of Thrones Tarot, available on March 20.