TWOW Prologue leaks onto the web

This morning we’ve come across a leaked prologue from The Winds of Winter. We don’t have any way to verify if it is legitimate, but the POV character does align with what was previously expected. Since it isn’t verified, and it also isn’t coming from GRRM or the publisher, we are not going to link to it. But based on our post from yesterday, maybe it is actually time to check Amazon regularly.

UPDATE: Ok, so we no longer think this is legit. When the Blackfish speaks, we listen.

  Posted by - November 19, 2015 at 9:14 am

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RUMOR: GRRM has turned in the first draft of TWOW

Well this is interesting. According to a user on Reddit, GRRM may have completed and submitted his first draft of The Winds of Winter.

I have a couple of friends in publishing…
They claim that as of late the little birds have been whispering that GRRM has turned in the first draft of TWOW.

Further in the comments it’s noted that George’s editor Anne Groell has been quiet on twitter lately. Are these two events just a coincidence, or is this the smoke that proves there is a fire.

In terms of a timeline, there is still a need for revisions and editing to take place, so even if the rumor is true, the book will not be out this year or in time for the holiday season. But you never, know maybe it will show up on Amazon any day now.

  Posted by - November 18, 2015 at 8:35 am

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GRRM announces new book coming out this October 2015

The Official A Game of Thrones Coloring Book (A Song of Ice and Fire)

The perfect gift for fans of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones, this one-of-a-kind coloring book features forty-five exclusive illustrations!
In a world where weddings are red, fire is green, and debts are paid in gold, countless images leap off the page thanks to the eye-popping intricacy of the vivid settings and details. Now, for the first time, fans of this blockbuster saga can fill in the blanks and marvel as this meticulously imagined universe comes to life, one sword, sigil, and castle at a time. With dozens of stunning original black-and-white illustrations from world-renowned illustrators Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomi?, Adam Stower, and Levi Pinfold, this unique collector’s item expands the reach of an international phenomenon with flying colors.
New From: $7.75 USD In Stock
Release date October 27, 2015.

  Posted by - October 1, 2015 at 4:22 pm

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Reminder: GRRM does write books

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (A Song of Ice and Fire)

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness.

Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg—whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two . . . as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.

Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn’t dead—yet.

New From: $12.25 USD In Stock
Release date October 6, 2015.

  Posted by - May 27, 2015 at 8:47 am

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Brienne = Crowfood?

Here’s a thought that we’ve had for a while, but hadn’t articulated it well into a post.  Now we don’t have to as the the great Brynden Blackfish has done so here.

Be sure to read the entire thing, but the gist of it is that Brienne and Pod will be outside of Winterfell when Sansa and Theon jump over the wall.  I expect Sansa will light her candle in the window as the old woman suggested.

  Posted by - May 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm

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You can’t have your cake and eat it too

As to be expected, last night’s episode of Game of Thrones has caused quite a stir.  The episode ending scene made the unfortunate choice of using rape as a plot device.  According to the episodes writer Bryan Cogman, Sansa made “a choice” to put herself into that situation.  Rather than write up a long piece on the use of rape in the show, I’ll link to this one by @angryGOTfan (At least I believe he is the author, please correct me if I am wrong.)

But I will make this brief point.  You can’t make the point that the show has made so many changes to the story and created it’s own version of the universe and simultaneously use the defense that the rape happens in the books.  Because it doesn’t.  Ramsay rapes his wife on his wedding night, that much is true.  But if you change the situation and place a different character there, then you can change the course of events.  Did we need more reasons to dislike Ramsay?  What is the point other than to show yet another rape in the show.

If you are upset about this episode, or this article, then do something positive and donate to RAINN.

  Posted by - at 8:52 am

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