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A Song of Ice and Fire's next installment given concrete release date


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A NOTE ABOUT SPOILERS: This topic is discussing the 5th book in a series and could potentially reveal vital plot details that could very well ruin it for you if you haven't read up to A Feast of Crows! Read at your own risk.

For those who don't know, the last book released in this series was back in 2005. Many of the fans questioned Martin's ability to complete the series in a satisfying manner given all the delays. With his recent wedding, the release of a tv adaptation of this masterpiece, and other setbacks, I was dead certain he wasn't going to finish. But finally...

http://www.georgerrm.../if-update.html

No. Sorry. Not done yet.

I'm close, though. Watch this space. When the book is done, you will read it here.

Meanwhile... there is news. Big news. The end is in sight, at long long last, and we're close enough so that my editors and publishers at Bantam Spectra have set an actual publication date.

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS will be in your favorite bookstore on

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011





Yes, I know. You've all seen publication dates before: dates in 2007, 2008, 2009. None of those were ever hard dates, however. Most of them... well, call it wishful thinking, boundless optimism, cockeyed dreams, honest mistakes, whatever you like.

This date is different. This date is real.

Barring tsunamis, general strikes, world wars, or asteroid strikes, you will have the novel in your hands on July 12. I hope you like it.

(For what it's worth, the book's a monster. Think A STORM OF SWORDS.)

The dragons are coming. Prepare to dance.

And hey... thanks for waiting.
―George R.R. Martin, March 3, 2011



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[bleep]. YES. FINALLY.

That is all.
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I just finished reading A Feast For Crows, and now I can't wait for this, har. Loving the TV show, too. Hopefully it doesn't get like cancelled before it really gets going, because the whole first book kinda felt like a prologue to me. D:

Might as well use a spoiler tag.

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I'm still trying to work my way through the first book :XD: I started reading it like 9 months ago and couldn't get attached to it. But I've been watching and liking the TV show so I think I'll give it another try.
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I just finished reading A Feast For Crows, and now I can't wait for this, har. Loving the TV show, too. Hopefully it doesn't get like cancelled before it really gets going, because the whole first book kinda felt like a prologue to me. D:

Might as well use a spoiler tag.


It's already been picked up for a second season.


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I just finished reading A Feast For Crows, and now I can't wait for this, har. Loving the TV show, too. Hopefully it doesn't get like cancelled before it really gets going, because the whole first book kinda felt like a prologue to me. D:

Might as well use a spoiler tag.


It's already been picked up for a second season.



That's awesome. :3


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His update page now officially states that the book is done and shows a picture of the cover.

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Martin is doing a book signing tour for A Dance With Dragons and is stopping by near my town. I bought a ticket today :P I guess it's time I finish the books now? XD
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You're very lucky :( Closest he's getting to me is New York. Bah.

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Will spoil for food.

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Martin is doing a book signing tour for A Dance With Dragons and is stopping by near my town. I bought a ticket today :P I guess it's time I finish the books now? XD

I got this tonight! :D

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... So. Not. Fair. You haven't even read them all lol.

Closest he came to me was Indy. Gah.
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I finally finished a Clash of Kings. I wasn't that crazy about it tbh. I feel like nothing particularly epic happened. While I enjoy the overall story, I'm finding that it takes far too long for exciting things to happen. The things that do happen, I don't really care about.
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I finally finished a Clash of Kings. I wasn't that crazy about it tbh. I feel like nothing particularly epic happened. While I enjoy the overall story, I'm finding that it takes far too long for exciting things to happen. The things that do happen, I don't really care about.


But what about Tyrion?!!?!

WHAT ABOUT WINTERFELL?!

WHAT ABOUT SER BARRISTAN?!?!?

Idon'tknowhowyoucouldsaythat ;_;

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Idk, maybe it was the way it was written but it just never felt very intense or exciting to me D: Especially with Winterfell...

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Idon'tknowhowyoucouldsaythat ;_;

If she says that about book 3, we panic.

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As I told my boyfriend.. A Storm of Swords is about 1.5x as long as A Clash of Kings. As such, I expect it to be at least 1.5x as good :P

EDIT: Okay I decided to write up my main problems with the characters, which will then shed some light on my problems with the events and the books as a whole. Doing it by characters because it's easier for me :P

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Not caring for Davos? How is that even possible? D:
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Not caring for Davos? How is that even possible? D:

In her defense, I didn't care about Davos much either until Storm of Swords. Then [cabbage] got awesome :thumbup:

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