There’s good news and bad news for Game of Thrones fans: George R. R. Martin announced last week that although there will be a new Westeros book released this year, it won’t be The Winds of Winter (the long-awaited sixth volume in his A Song of Ice and Fire series).
Instead, readers will be getting Fire and Blood, an “imaginary history” of the Targaryen family, on November 20 of this year. In a blog post, Martin described the book as “the GRRMarillion (or the first half of it, at least); that is to say, my version of Tolkien’s mammoth history of Middle Earth.”
A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book in the series, was published in 2011. The HBO series based on Martin’s epic has now taken its characters and plot lines far beyond the novels.
For more information, check out the full article by Alison Flood in The Guardian here.