By Isabella Biedenharn
Updated December 18, 2015 at 07:29 PM EST
Credit: HBO

Game of Thrones is plenty entertaining, but it can often leave us scratching our heads, as seemingly unanswerable questions bloom out of the ruins of every episde. Can you actually kill someone with molten gold, for instance? And what diagnosis might a psychiatrist give Cersei?

Fortunately, stand-up comedian Helen Keen has taken it upon herself to answer these questions and more in The Science of Game of Thrones, the acquisition of which publisher Little, Brown announced Friday. The release calls Keen’s book “a myth-busting, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, and fun-filled expedition through Westeros and beyond.”

“I’m a huge fan of George R.R. Martin’s books and the HBO TV show, so writing what I hope will be the ultimate companion for anyone who has ever longed to lovingly hatch their own dragons, or brutally murder someone with molten gold, is a dream come true,” says Keen in the release.

Says Little, Brown Assistant Editor Jean Garnett, “Game of Thrones is the show I binge-watch when I should be working, and now I get to work on a book about it. Thank you, universe. The charming and funny Helen Keen is the perfect expert to answer all your burning questions about dragons and wildfire and royal incest, and I’m delighted to be working with her.”

No word yet on whether each purchase of the book comes with a gold-melting machine, but we’ll keep you posted.

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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