Meet Doran Martell or Jaime goes to Dorne

We’ve got some photos here via a Spanish web site.

You can click here to see the tweet itself.


Here is one of the first photos of the actor who is portraying Doran Martell next season.  And it looks like Jaime will be heading to Dorne in yet another divergence from the books.

Here is one of the first photos of the actor who is portraying Doran Martell next season. And it looks like Jaime will be heading to Dorne in yet another divergence from the books.

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

  Posted by - October 16, 2014 at 11:04 am

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The Dragon’s Mercy: The Violent Future Path of Daenerys Targaryen

We’ve linked to this blog before, and we’re doing it again.  Bryndenbfish has written some great essay’s on his blog in the past, and he has a new one that looks to be a multi-part series.  The first part is up now, and we wanted to share it with our readers.

Daenerys Targaryen will make a momentous return in The Winds of Winter, but her return will be not be the stuff of triumph that many fans expect. Many fans believe that Dany will return to Meereen, collect her army and sail for Westeros. But all signs point to George RR Martin defying fan-expectations and following a different course. What course might that be? Only George and his editors know for certain, but I believe a careful reading of the first five books of A Song of Ice and Fire coupled with information collected from interviews and the sample chapters from The Winds of Winter give broad strokes on Dany’s future themes and plot points.

To read the entire essay (which we highly recommend), click here.


If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice & Fire.

This lavishly illustrated volume isa comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site—perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator.

Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including
• full-color artwork and maps, with more than 170 original pieces
• full family trees for Houses Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen
• in-depth explorations of the history and culture of Westeros
• 100% all-new material, more than half of which Martin wrote specifically for this book

The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice & Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.

From the Hardcover edition.
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This title will be released on October 28, 2014.

  Posted by - October 9, 2014 at 10:30 am

Categories: The Winds of Winter   Tags: ,

GRRM unveils a character from The Winds of Winter prologue at ComicCon

During a panel at ComicCon GRRM let it be known that Jeyne Westerling will appear in the prologue of The Winds of Winter.  Now, it’s important to note that she is not confirmed to be the POV character.  We know the prologue POV characters have a track record of dying, so we can’t assume that yet for Jeyne.

Who do you think the POV will be?  Blackfish? Edmure? An unknown servant?

  Posted by - July 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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GRRM wants to write a dozen Dunk and Egg Novellas

Interesting summary of an interview with GRRM from Winter is Coming:

The book that you’re talking about there is a novella about two characters called Dunk and Egg, who lived 90 years before the main story, and I’ve written three novellas about them and hope to write another dozen telling the whole story of their lives. But they are a prequel to what I think of as the main story, which is A Song of Ice and Fire. I’m doing some of the pre-history, the things that happened before, the characters who were legendary characters in the ‘present’ so to speak, I’m telling their stories too. The main story is still A Song of Ice and Fire, in with Game of Thrones.

  Posted by - July 22, 2014 at 9:57 am

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Directors for Season 5 announced

Episodes 501 and 502: Michael Slovis (episodes of AMC’s Breaking Bad, NBC’s Law & Order: SVU)
Episodes 503 and 504: Mark Mylod (episodes of Showtime’s Shameless and HBO’s Entourage)
Episodes 505 and 506: Jeremy Podeswa (episodes of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Showtime’s The Tudors)
Episodes 507 and 508: Miguel Sapochnik (episodes of Fox’s House and Fringe)
Episodes 509 and 510: David Nutter (THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE)

  Posted by - July 16, 2014 at 8:30 am

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GRRM’s new book Rogues available now


A thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors—including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin!

If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.
Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand, in this rogues gallery of stories that will plunder your heart—and yet leave you all the richer for it.
Featuring all-new stories by
Joe Abercrombie • Daniel Abraham • David W. Ball • Paul Cornell • Bradley Denton • Phyllis Eisenstein • Gillian Flynn • Neil Gaiman • Matthew Hughes • Joe R. Lansdale • Scott Lynch • Garth Nix • Cherie Priest • Patrick Rothfuss • Steven Saylor • Michael Swanwick • Lisa Tuttle • Carrie Vaughn • Walter Jon Williams • Connie Willis
And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin!

Praise for Rogues
“Not a single bad story in the bunch . . . The table of contents alone will make fans from all genre aisles salivate.”Library Journal
List Price: $30.00 USD
New From: $13.00 USD In Stock
Used from: $12.96 USD In Stock
Release date June 17, 2014.

  Posted by - June 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

Categories: The Winds of Winter   Tags: ,

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