July 6, 2022

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George RR Martin followers livid: New Recreation of Thrones guide to land earlier than Winds of Winter

The final time George RR Martin penned a guide in his A Music of Ice and Fireplace collection was earlier than Recreation of Thrones first aired over a decade in the past. Since then, the 73-year-old has been extremely busy with all kinds of tasks together with the upcoming prequel spin-off collection Home Of The Dragon. Admittedly, he did publish Fireplace and Blood, a historical past of the Targaryens, a couple of years in the past however nonetheless hasn’t completed the long-anticipated The Winds of Winter.

In a current weblog submit, Martin up to date that he’s managed to make loads of progress on The Winds of Winter in 2020, however not a lot in 2021.

As followers proceed their wait with some actually shedding their persistence, the Fantasy writer has now introduced a brand new guide.

His staff wrote on his weblog: “We’re so excited to announce The Rise of The Dragon, a lavish visible historical past of Home Targaryen – the enduring household on the coronary heart of HBO’s Recreation of Thrones prequel collection, Home of the Dragon – that includes over 180 all-new illustrations! For these of you who’re questioning: What’s the distinction between The Rise of the Dragon and Fireplace & Blood? Consider The Rise of the Dragon as a deluxe reference guide, by which Westeros’ most notorious household – and their dragons – come to life in partnership with some actually unimaginable artists.”

Martin’s minions added: “Fireplace & Blood was scribed as a grandmaesters’ account of occasions from Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros via to the notorious Dance of the Dragons, the civil conflict that almost undid the Targaryen rule. The Rise of the Dragon will cowl the identical time interval, however is written in a extra encyclopaedic type much like The World of Ice and Fireplace. In truth, The World of Ice and Fireplace authors Elio M. García, Jr. and Linda Antonsson have returned to assist with this time. 

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The Rise of the Dragon is ideal for followers steeped within the lore of Westeros, in addition to these assembly the Targaryens for the primary time within the HBO collection Home of the Dragon. The guide can be out there in October 2022!”

On condition that Elio and Linda have been engaged on The Rise of The Dragon with Martin is an efficient signal that hopefully he’s not completely put The Winds of Winter apart. Nonetheless, some followers weren’t proud of the information of a unique guide being revealed earlier than.

On Twitter, Michael Ives wrote: “It has been 3,901 days because the launch of [A Dance with Dragons].”

Nevertheless, Brian Fisher tweeted: “It is so unhappy seeing all these detrimental submit crying for TWoW. I am excited for any releases we get.” However The Pawn replied: “Why ? I believe he has made it clear, he would not care about us, his followers. So why are you continue to supporting him??”

Others had misplaced hope of A Music of Ice and Fireplace ever being accomplished, with Josh Alder commenting: “So ought to we cease hoping for Winds of Winter and [A Dream of Spring] at this level?” To which, one other fan replied: “You might be nonetheless hoping? Actually?”

And Alex A Sen pleaded with Martin: “Please [George] cease spending time in spin offs and prequels and deal with delivering THE WINDS OF WINTER. We want a closure for the Music of Ice and Fireplace. I am truly on my knees whereas penning this anticipating to get a launch date for TWOW.”

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The official description for The Rise of The Dragon reads: “This lavish visible historical past―that includes over 150 new, full-colour illustrations―is a shocking introduction to Home Targaryen, the enduring household on the coronary heart of HBO’s Recreation of Thrones prequel collection, Home of the Dragon. For lots of of years, the Targaryens sat on the Iron Throne of Westeros whereas their dragons dominated the skies. The story of the one household of dragonlords to outlive Valyria’s Doom is a story of twisty politics, alliances and betrayals, and acts each noble and craven. The Rise of the Dragon chronicles the creation and rise of Targaryen energy in Westeros, overlaying the historical past first instructed in George RR Martin’s epic Fireplace & Blood, from Aegon Targaryen’s conquest of Westeros via to the notorious Dance of the Dragons―the bloody civil conflict that almost undid Targaryen rule for good. Filled with all-new art work, the Targaryens―and their dragons―come vividly to life on this deluxe reference guide. Good for followers steeped within the lore of Westeros, in addition to those that first meet the Targaryens within the HBO collection Home of the Dragon, The Rise of the Dragon gives vital overview for anybody trying to be taught extra about probably the most highly effective household in Westeros.”

The Rise of the Dragon: An Illustrated Historical past of the Targaryen Dynasty can be revealed on October 25, 2022.