The Lannister house is aptly named; Casterly Rock was literally built on a huge rock next to the town of Lannisport. George RR Martin shared the image on his blog and Twitter, confirming the official release of the Lannister ancestral home. According to the books, the Rock has belonged to the Lannisters since the Age of Heroes, with their ancestor Lann the Clever leading House Casterly to give him their castle thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones.
There seems to have been some confusion as to what Casterly Rock looks like. Let me put this to rest… https://t.co/SEY7khUW2Z pic.twitter.com/p3RuK0gDlL
— George RR Martin (@GRRMSpeaking) December 28, 2022
“The seat of House Lannister has been referenced hundreds of times in the five published novels of A Song of Ice and Fire, but the story never really went there…until now,” Martin teased on his blog. “This seems to have caused some confusion as to what Casterly Rock looks like.
The author went on to say that while not all of Ted Nasmith’s designs were what Martin had in mind, the artist’s interpretation of Casterly Rock was spot on. Martin also hinted at a possible journey to the rock in the future – and whether the hilltop castle could survive an attack by dragons.