Here is the new sample from GRRM: Aegon’s Conquest

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.


Dunk and Egg
The next novella
The Winds of Winter
When can we read it?

  Posted by - April 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

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GRRM to release another sample tomorrow

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.


  Posted by - April 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm

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Tons of NEWS about Dunk and Egg and The Winds of Winter

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.

  Posted by - April 14, 2014 at 9:15 am

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Season 4 Episode 1 recap

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.

  Posted by - April 7, 2014 at 9:23 am

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A few days before Season 4 premiere, HBO launches a viewers guide

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.



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Release date February 18, 2014.

  Posted by - April 2, 2014 at 10:28 am

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Some great discussion of the new sample chapters

If you are not familiar with “All Leather Must Be Boiled” you should be.  Sean and Stefan have two new episodes and each one is dedicated to each of the new sample chapters.  The Mercy episode and the Tyrion episode.

Both episodes thoroughly cover the new sample chapters and provide good insight to GRRM’s motives.  Listen and enjoy!

  Posted by - March 31, 2014 at 9:40 am

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