George R. R. Martin Breaks Hearts & Delays Next Book AGAIN

Mate, winter is almost here!

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

27 April 2018

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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Because life isn’t fair and likes to throw sh#$ in our direction, the latest Game Of Thrones news has surely broken our already cracked hearts. 

George R. R. Martin was set to have his long-awaited new book The Winds Of Winter hitting our book stores this year.

But alas, that is not meant to be, because he just announced that the highly-anticipated new book in the Song of Ice and Fire series won’t be released until 2019… 

He confirmed the news, saying, “No, winter is not coming… not in 2018, at least. 

“You’re going to have to keep waiting for THE WINDS OF WINTER.”


Mate, we’re not sure if you’re aware, but winter IS about to come here in Australia, so can you do us a favour and just give us this book already?!

Much appreciated,

Frustrated GOT fans.


In other news, his new project - part one of Fire and Blood, which is a history of House Targaryen - will hit shelves this November. 

He revealed further on his website, saying: 

"Archmaester Gyldayn has at last completed and delivered the first half of his monumental history of the Targaryen kings of Westeros, FIRE & BLOOD, and Bantam Spectra and HarperCollins Voyager will be releasing the hardcover on November 20, I am thrilled to say.

"I’ve seen the archmaester’s manuscript.  Since it was handwritten on vellum with a quill pen, he required my help in transcribing the text to a more modern format: WordStar 4.0, on a DOS computer.   Took a while, but a few weeks ago I was able to ship it off to my editors on both sides of the Atlantic, and to my foreign representatives for all my publishers around the world.   Some of my foreign publishers will be releasing their editions simultaneously with the US and UK hardbacks; others may need to wait for translation from the Common Tongue.

"It’s a hefty book, almost a thousand manuscript pages (okay, 989, if you want to be precise).   That’s not quite as long as A GAME OF THRONES or any of the later volumes in A SONG FOR ICE AND FIRE, but there’s a lot of reading there, and I hope you’ll enjoy it.  This first volume covers all the Targaryen kings from Aegon I (the Conquerer) to the regency of Aegon III (the Dragonbane), along with their wives, wars, siblings, children, friends, rivals, laws, travels, and sundry other matters.   For those not up on your Westerosi history, that’s Aegon I, Aenys, Maegor the Cruel, Jaehaerys I (the Conciliator), Viserys I, Aegon II (and Rhaenyra), and Aegon III (the regency).  

"Oh, and there are dragons too.

"Lots of dragons.”


SO at least we have this...


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