A new George RR Martin book planned

A new George RR Martin book planned

After getting that news out of the way, the author officially announced Fire & Blood would be released on November 20 of this year, taking fans back into the world of Westeros 300 years ago.

Basically, we now know we're not getting The Winds of Winter until next year at the very earliest.

Game of Thrones fans have strong feelings about George R.R. Martin announcing that the next book in his A Song of Ice and Fire saga wasn't coming out in 2018.

The prequel "Fire & Blood" will be "the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that almost ended their dynasty forever", according to the publisher.

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"No, winter is not coming... not in 2018, at least", he wrote, according to Entertainment Weekly. His blog post even acts as though Archmaester Gyldayn is a real person, which, hey, Martin's written a lot of books, we probably shouldn't be concerned about this. "The Winds of Winter" is that next projected volume which Martin now says "you're going to have to keep waiting for".

An important message relayed in Martin's new post was to stress that Fire & Blood is not a novel. He added that it will contain dozens of black-and-white illustrations by comic book artist Doug Wheatley. Likewise, fans of the HBO series who want to start speculating about the Game of Thrones prequel TV shows in the works are sure to dive into the book looking for clues as to what may be used in the new shows. This is not a traditional narrative and was never meant to be... let's call this one 'imaginary history' instead.... Fans for years have been seeking news about when Martin will complete "The Winds of Winter", the sixth book in his fantasy series. I love reading popular histories myself, and that's what I was aiming for here... "So let's move that to the side".

"The Winds of Winter" won't be blowing this winter or anytime soon.

Game of Thrones returns for its final season in 2019.

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