George R. R. Martin has announced his next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series…but it’s not The Winds of Winter.
Martin has released Fire and Blood, a 640-page collection of short stories detailing the history of the Targaryens. It will cover all of the Targaryen kings from Aegon I (The Conqueror) to the regency of Aegon III (The Dragonbane).
Written much like a history textbook, Fire and Blood will be part-one in a two-part collection series. Martin has promised he will release part two “in a few years.”
As for releasing The Winds of Winter, which fans have been anticipating since 2011, Martin has said “No, winter is not coming…not in 2018, at least.”
So, while any news from George R.R. Martin is exciting, his fans, well…they have a lot of feelings regarding the news…
“George RR Martin returns!”
“…with a book about the history of the Targaryen Kings!”
Ok, cool, but… WHEN ARE WE GETTING WINDS OF WINTER?!
+sobs quietly into bookshelves+
— StaceyLikesBooks (@ReadingAutistic) April 25, 2018
George RR Martin drops heavy tome from heaven. It’s titled “Winds of Winter”.
Everyone on earth get excited. They all want to read it.
They open the book. The first line read, “Umm yeah this is empty. I’ll not be releasing the book this year…”
— Monáeco biscuit (@BucketheadCase) April 26, 2018
much like george rr martin i have a number of large and important tasks i have no interest in ever completing
— j.r. hennessy (@jrhennessy) April 27, 2018
Read George RR Martin’s Beautiful 800-Page Apology for the Sixth Game of Thrones Book Delay https://t.co/EswNAxDru9
— Hard Drive (@HardDriveMag) April 26, 2018
In our old timeline, George RR Martin is wrapping up the last book of Game of Thrones. In this timeline… https://t.co/JUNvR7Xacm
— Ed Overbeek ? (@EdOverbeek) April 25, 2018
2009: “Winter is coming”
2012: “Winter is coming”
2015: “Winter is coming”
2018: “Winter is never coming”https://t.co/5AWPYHG46W
— Binge Mode (@binge_mode) April 25, 2018
— Phil Bicking (@p_Red) April 25, 2018
Fire and Blood is set to release November 20, 2018. The Winds of Winter release date is still left unknown.
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