Getting information about George R.R. Martin’s subsequent “Sport of Thrones” guide could be as powerful as getting Daenerys’ dragons to heel — it ain’t taking place. Martin sometimes lets a tidbit slip in a response to a fan on an unrelated reply on his weblog, and followers need to hunt for any morsels of reports.
However on Saturday, the creator of the “A Music of Ice and Hearth” guide sequence that changed into HBO’s “Sport of Thrones” was feeling beneficiant, and addressed his long-awaited subsequent guide, “The Winds of Winter,” straight.
Martin blasted “actually bizarre” experiences that the subsequent guide is completed and he’s selecting to not launch it, in addition to experiences claiming he has written nothing.
“I’m nonetheless engaged on it, I’m nonetheless months away (what number of? good query),” he wrote. “I nonetheless have good days and unhealthy days, and that is all I care to say. Whether or not ‘Winds’ or the primary quantity of [Targaryen history book] ‘Hearth and Blood’ would be the first to hit the bookstores is tough to say at this juncture, however I do assume you’ll have a Westeros guide from me in 2018… and who is aware of, possibly two. A boy can dream…”
Martin additionally plugged two different books with “Thrones” connections. “The Guide of Swords” is a brand new fantasy anthology that features a new story by Martin referred to as “The Sons of the Dragon.”
The story, says Martin, is “a chronicle of the reigns of Aegon the Conquerer’s two sons, Aenys I Targaryen and Maegor the Merciless, for many who can’t get sufficient of my totally pretend histories of Westeros.” He provides, “that one has by no means been printed earlier than in any kind, although I did learn it at a few cons.” The Targaryens, after all, are certainly one of Westeros’ well-known households, claiming each Daenerys and Jon Snow (at the least the TV model) as members.
And as for the “Hearth and Blood” guide Martin talked about, it appears he simply cannot get sufficient of Dany’s old-school kinfolk.
“Regulars right here could recall our plan to assemble a complete guide of my pretend histories of the Targaryen kings, a quantity we referred to as (in jest) the GRRMarillion or (extra significantly) ‘Hearth and Blood,'” Martin wrote. “Now we have a lot materials that it has been determined to publish the guide in two volumes.” The primary of the 2 needs to be out in late 2018 or 2019, he mentioned, however the different is “largely unwritten” and can take for much longer.
However he does hope the second guide will “carry the historical past from Aegon III as much as Robert’s Riot,” so we’ll get to see Ned Stark is his youthful days. You already know, when he was nonetheless attempting to get, uh, forward.
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