But the best I can come up with is sharing this really good analysis by BryndenBFish about all of the things GRRM has been writing lately. It’s very long, with lots of good info.
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Published in celebration of the twentieth anniversary of George R. R. Martin’s landmark series, this lavishly illustrated special edition of A Game of Thrones—with gorgeous full-page illustrations in every chapter—revitalizes the fantasy masterpiece that became a cultural phenomenon. The mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure of this magnificent saga come to life as never before.
In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the North of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a region of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
I know that there have been several reports, but they just don’t smell right to me. I know that it can be hard to have the contrarian view when the entire internet is waiting for this book to come out, and or speculating that The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring will be released at the same time, but that doesn’t make it any more likely.
Just like when you buy a stock in the stock market. You might want the stock to go up, but whether or not it does is 50/50.
The night may be dark and full of terrors, but they sure look incredible in this beloved calendar series. Inspired by the events, landscapes, and characters of A Game of Thrones and the rest of George R. R. Martin’s extraordinary ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire, the 2017 edition features twelve breathtaking originals from award-winning fantasy illustrator Didier Graffet. With the artist’s dark, transfixing style on complete display, these specially commissioned pieces make this calendar a treat for all seasons.
As usual, top quality artwork.
Didier Graffet was born in Lyon, France, and has been an illustrator since 1994. He credits much of his inspiration to his childhood surroundings and has always been intrigued with dark mountains, threatening skies, and misty lakes. Graffet maintains that most ordinary landscapes can become extraordinary visuals if you let your imagination take over. His world is fully explored in the book Steam and Steel.
There has been some chatter that this was released in response to the recent episodes’ story progression. Hmmm…
Season 6 starts on Sunday…