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Hilary Mantel’s ‘The Mirror and the Light’ Finally Has a Release Date!

Good news for fans of Hilary Mantel! Her final historical novel, centered around protagonist Thomas Cromwell, completing the trilogy of works around the life of the famous English statesman, according to The Guardian. The first two novels were titled Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodiesthe first novel charting Cromwell’s rise to greatness, while the second began to show the situation that would lead to Cromwell’s real life execution. The final novel, entitled The Mirror and the Light, will cover the final four years of Cromwell’s life, leading to his death by beheading in 1540.

 

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It’s been eight years since the last segment of the Cromwell story, so it should come as no small release to fans to see that publisher HarperCollins has officially announced that The Mirror and the Light will debut in early 2020, March to be exact. For her part, Hilary Mantel said she had a ‘long journey’ with her protagonist and hopes that readers will see his life through to the end as she has. The publisher has noted the final novel is every bit as engaging as the first two, being immersive and casting a new light on politics through the novel’s themes. The novel plays out like a relationship between predator and prey, as Thomas finds himself losing allies, surrounded on all sides, as the clock ticks closer to the inevitable as the year of his death looms on the horizon.

Mantel answered a few questions from fans, including whether she had trouble killing off her longtime protagonist. In response, she said:

 

“People ask me if I’m having trouble killing off Thomas Cromwell. No, why would I? It is 10 years’ worth of effort and it is lovely to have the encouragement of people who are waiting for it, but that’s why I want to deliver them something that is the very best.”

Well, it certainly feels like the author is committed to ending the series on the best possible foot and sticking to her guns! This is sure to be a huge release when it comes next year. Are you excited? Tell us!

 

 

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George R.R. Martin Confirms Release Date for ‘Winds of Winter’!

George R.R. Martin has revealed the release date for Winds Of Winter.

It’s been a long time coming, considering his last  book, A Dance With Dragons, came out in October of 2013.

Now let’s admit it: We’ve all been a little bit childish with our jokes, our YouTube jokes, but let’s face it: writing is hard. You have to figure out the characters, the plot, how the bloody sentences are structured and if they sound good or not. Then you have to edit the whole thing.

(And given how enormous George’s books are, it’s no wonder it took so long. So let’s collectively thank God it didn’t take a decade.) I’m kidding! We have to be serious now and give George our due credit, so say it with me now, “I’m sorry George.”

“I’m sorry George.”

“I’m sorry George.”

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He doesn’t believe you. Say it louder…

I’M SORRY GEORGE.

That’s good. But because you were so meant to him, I’m going to withhold information.

Show me your mean face!

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Just kidding! The book was announced with a teaser. Check it out below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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