This was by far our favorite line:
Considering that Tommen’s soon to be wed to a woman who once offered to let King Renly hit it from the back so he could pretend she was her own brother, I’m not convinced Tywin’s characterization of sex as “relatively straightforward” is gonna cut it, to be honest.
As always, well written by Sean T. Collins at Rolling Stone.
Dunk and Egg
The next novella
The Winds of Winter
When can we read it?
As we mentioned yesterday, GRRM has put up a new sample from The World of Ice and Fire entitled Aegon’s Conquest:
True scholars know that such dating is far from precise. Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of the Seven Kingdoms did not take place in a single day. More than two years passed between Aegon’s landing and his Oldtown coronation . . . and even then the Conquest remained incomplete since Dorne remained unsubdued. Sporadic attempts to bring the Dornishmen into the realm continued all through King Aegon’s reign and well into the reigns of his sons, making it impossible to fix a precise end date for the Wars of Conquest.
I encourage you to go read the whole thing. It is on the brief side, but it gives us a good idea of what type of content to expect in The World of Ice and Fire.
Well the hits just keep on coming. Here is an update from GRRM:
We’re putting up a sample from THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE on my website, to join the samples from the next Wild Cards book (LOWBALL) and of course from WINDS OF WINTER (Mercy). It’s a short excerpt from the section of Aegon’s Conquest, complete with some kickass art.
We can’t wait. Don’t forget that The World of Ice and Fire is coming out this October.
Well it’s Monday morning and most of you probably just watched the purple wedding last night. What you weren’t expecting is to wake up to news about Dunk and Egg, but George has delivered:
The unfinished novella was indeed set in Winterfell, and involved a group of formidable Stark wives, widows, mothers, and grandmothers that I dubbed ‘the She-Wolves,’ but “The She-Wolves of Winterfell” was never meant to be more than a working title. The final title, when I finish the story, will be something different. There’s also another Dunk & Egg novella that I’ve got roughed out in my head, with the working title “The Village Hero.” That one takes place in the Riverlands. There’s no telling when I will have time to finish either of these, or which one I will write first. I don’t expect I will know more until I’ve delivered THE WINDS OF WINTER.
You should read the entire blog post because it contains a lot of history and a lot more detailed information about the specific novellas that GRRM has planned. But possibly the best news to glean from this is that GRRM is focusing on The Winds of Winter above all other side projects at this point. Maybe our prediction will come true.
Sean T. Collins over at Rolling Stone:
Of course, they’re not the only family in town – and it sounds like if high-profile new arrival Prince Oberyn Martell has his way, they won’t be in town for much longer anyway. As a character, Oberyn – dubbed “The Red Viper” in author George R.R. Martin’s novels for his skill with poison – is our first introduction to the much talked-about region of Dorne, the southernmost of the Seven Kingdoms and its most culturally and politically independent.
I thought Oberyn’s introduction was great. While his arrival was a deviation from the books, we’ve long since stopped caring about such things. Although I do think his choice of words was a tad bit direct, though warranted to get the audience caught up on who “this Rhaegar guy” is.
Check it out here.
The excitement for Season 4 is probably at it’s highest point right now. This season promises to be the most action packed yet. When I think about the second half of A Storm of Swords, (and of course the further story lines we will see in Season 4), I think this is what people have been waiting for.
Sunday evening can’t come soon enough.
In the third season of the hit HBO drama series Game of Thrones, the Lannisters are barely holding onto power after a savage naval onslaught from Stannis Baratheon, while stirrings in the North threaten to alter the overall balance of power in Westeros. Robb Stark, King in the North, is facing major calamity in his efforts to build on his victories over the Lannisters while beyond the Wall, Mance Rayder and his huge army of wildlings continue their inexorable march south. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen - reunited with her three fast-maturing dragons - attempts to raise an army to sail with her from Essos, in hopes of eventually claiming the Iron Throne.
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Release date February 18, 2014.
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