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Aegon Is Coming...

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 ... tomorrow morning.

 We're putting up a sample from THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE on my website, to join the samples from the next Wild Cards book (LOWBALL) and of course from WINDS OF WINTER (Mercy).  It's a short excerpt from the section of Aegon's Conquest, complete with some kickass art.

And by the way, those of you who read only this Live Journal  -- and there are a lot of you -- should check out my actual website some time.  There's loads of interesting material there, from news stories to biography and bibliography and sections on my toy knights.

Anyway, do hope you all enjoy the Aegon piece.  It will be up on the morrow.

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cailleanlarkin
Apr. 16th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
Lookin' forward!
Here's hoping we don't all break the interwebs again tomorrow! ;)
rumata
Apr. 16th, 2014 05:12 pm (UTC)
Checkin' it since it was a very pink site) Just keep it goin'.
mariefoxprice
Apr. 16th, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
Yay, thank you so much! I am so looking forward to the World of Ice and Fire. It's definitely on my priority to buy list. Tempted to go preorder it right now as Amazon UK has it on sale.

Also, I wanted to ask if you had any comments on Stannis as compared to the Duke of Wellington? His northern campaign is of course reminiscent of Napoleon's Russian campaign but in terms of personality Stannis puts me very much in mind of the Iron Duke himself. I wondered if any of that is intentional?

Edited at 2014-04-16 05:22 pm (UTC)
Dave Grose
Apr. 16th, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
I am really excited for World of Ice and Fire. I worked at a Barnes and Noble when Dangerous Women came out and immediately began recommending it for customers who were buying ASOIAF. Try not to forget to smell the roses, GRRM. After all, they're growing strong. Face palm.
Neil Anderson
Apr. 16th, 2014 05:45 pm (UTC)
The gift that keeps on giving
This is monstrous good news, and will give me something to read and digest over Easter. Thanks GRRM!
insurrbution
Apr. 16th, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
oooh, more Targ goodness!

I check your site on occasion, but not as frequently as your (Not a ) Blog. Your section on toy knights inspired me to help plan battles in my own series by digging out some of my '90s Castle soldiers and knights. It's one thing to think of it, but as a model storyboard to help visualization positioning, it helps quite a bit.
starkdad
Apr. 18th, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
Toy Knights
The toy knight section is great - always an insperation and gives me an excuse to buy more.

Always look forward to new additions.

My collection runs from old plastic Marx to the newest pre-paints - just buy what I like.

Plenty of wargame figures too...

TomT
plagio221
Apr. 16th, 2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
I love you
JonAustdal
Apr. 16th, 2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
Excited
Really looking forward to a small taste :)
Bharad Raghavan
Apr. 16th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
The Vale
I hope they go into more detail at the Vale. It's been so long since we've heard about the happenings at the Vale.
Roger Rocamora
Apr. 16th, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
Excellent news!
I love reading your fake history. The World of Ice and Fire can't come soon enough!
Graham Jones
Apr. 16th, 2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
Amazing
Mr. Martin,
I am so happy to hear this i am so excited for TWOIAF!!!
and no i am not going to ask you about TWOW. I just want to say that i really enjoy all of your work and a response would be greatly appreciated.
GeekFurious
Apr. 16th, 2014 08:01 pm (UTC)
Bookmarked the website
I admit, I am guilty of coming here and rarely going to the site. But I've now bookmarked the site and placed it on my quick-bar, which will motivate me to check it out more.

Also, AWESOME! Ever since watching ComicBookGirl19's ASOIAF history videos, I've been obsessed with Aegon's Conquest. Bring it on. My body is ready.
ghodors
Apr. 16th, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
Amazing
Mr. Martin,
I just wanted to say that i really love your work. I would really appreciate a response from you. It would mean the world to me!!
gabehs
Apr. 16th, 2014 08:21 pm (UTC)
*-*Ow, George! ♥
sourbillytipton
Apr. 16th, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC)
More History the Show Should Use
I loved the sequence of Bran's visions this Sunday. The dragon shadow cast over Kings Landing was especially nice, a haunting flashback or perhaps an image of the future.

Many fans like myself would love to see a few episodes open up with a pre-credit flashback of major or minor events that would serve as a history lesson but mainly a bit of foreshadowing to the episode itself.
MynameisDrake
Apr. 16th, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
Cool. Cool cool cool.
bighdog
Apr. 16th, 2014 09:01 pm (UTC)
World of Ice and Fire?
I was just wondering whether you could answer this question. Will the First Long Night be covered in the World of Ice and Fire?
Otto Ovelha
Apr. 16th, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
Your Homepage
I already spent a lot of time on visiting your homepage because there is so much interesting material. I especially enjoy the "What I´m reading" category-inspirational for getting to know new authors or/and books!
grrm
Apr. 16th, 2014 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Your Homepage
Sadly, I have not had time to update What I'm Reading for several years. One day, I hope... I have read some great stuff lately. The new Bernard Corwell THE PAGAN LORD and the new Joe Abercrombie HALF A KING top the list.
Re: books - Emmy Greene - Apr. 16th, 2014 11:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Your Homepage - MrWalker1000 - Apr. 17th, 2014 01:20 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Your Homepage - Otto Ovelha - Apr. 17th, 2014 09:02 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Your Homepage - LeaStefani - Apr. 18th, 2014 12:28 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Your Homepage - insurrbution - Apr. 18th, 2014 02:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
NBC Interview - sparroweye - Apr. 19th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC) - Expand
kalenodonnell
Apr. 16th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Wildcards (hey, you did, tangentially, haha), is there an official release date for Lowball? The Wildcards sample on your site says coming Summer 2014, but Amazon lists a release date of Nov 4, 2014....but then again, Amazon doesn't even have the cover up, so I'm not sure how up to date that is.
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savatage
Apr. 16th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
Pretty pumped to dive into A WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE when it's released in October, a birthday gift I'll buy myself. Hoping it includes some mention of Ned Stark's mother, because I don't remember her ever being mentioned in the books.
snapes_angel
Apr. 17th, 2014 12:51 am (UTC)
I do have your web site bookmarked. Honest. But I also receive LiveJournal alerts.

Thank you for the head's up.
dragonborngurl
Apr. 17th, 2014 02:09 am (UTC)
I pre ordered AWOIAF the 1st time, then the date changed, so I pre ordered it again. can't wait!!! thank you for all you do and you DO a lot!
Joseph Bloch
Apr. 17th, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
Suggestion...
To get back at all those fans who are hounding you to "finish the novels"; you should start writing more Haviland Tuf stories instead. That'll show 'em. :-)
Linnette Echevarria
Apr. 17th, 2014 05:41 am (UTC)
Book Signing in Houston
It would be more than an honor but a dream come thru if you could make an appearance in my book signing event in Houston next year.

I know it is more than likely impossible but I would rather failed knowing I tried than fail without making the effort.

Here is my e-mail
info@winesandlabelsproductions.com


Stay warm Winter is coming .

Kind Regards,

Linnette
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