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With WARRIORS scheduled for hardcover release on March 16, there are a number of places on the web where readers can get a taste or two of what the book will offer.

Diana Gabaldon has posted an excerpt of her brand new Lord John novella, "The Custom of the Army," on her website at

Macmillan offers a sample from Cecelia Holland's Viking tale, "The King of Norway," on its own site at http://us.macmillan.com/warriors

And of course there's an excerpt from my new Dunk & Egg novella, "The Mystery Knight," up at Pat's Fantasy Hotlist at http://fantasyhotlist.blogspot.com/2010/01/exclusive-excerpt-from-george-r-r.html

Coming soon to a bookstore near you.


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Feb. 12th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
mm mm good
Feb. 13th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
Dunk & Egg
Exceptional excerpt, as usual. I shall buy the book to read, though with great pain, because of the costs involved (I'm Brazilian) and because I'll only really enjoy your story, as I'm not a fan of short stories.
Feb. 13th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Feb. 13th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
I just pre-ordered it. Thank you for the reminder!
Feb. 13th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
You know what, I'm actually kind of excited for this anthology. ASoIaF got me dabbling in some fantasy stuff a few years back and someone told me I'd like Robin Hobb's work, which wound up being the case. The theme looks pretty cool too, and of course I look forward to Dunk & Egg. Better re-read The Hedge Knight...
Feb. 13th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
Is the Dunk & Egg novella going to be made into a graphic novel like the last two? I loved those. (And I apologize if I already asked you this question. I can't remember.)
Feb. 13th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
It'll be two years before it can be adapted to graphic novel form, according to what GRRM's said previously, but I expect there will be interest in adapting it. As far as I know, they've sold pretty well in collected form.
Feb. 13th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Cool, thanks. I bought the last two in collected volumes, so I'll be waiting eagerly for this one too.
Feb. 13th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
I shall have one of my bookstore-owning friends track this down and leave it somewhere in their shop that I can read it until they chase me away with brooms and such. Or until I have the money to buy it. Whichever comes first.
Seems like a real smashing group of writers, I'm rather excited to find out what all have written.
Feb. 13th, 2010 08:47 am (UTC)
Random question
Hey George.
I was curious if you were inspired by anything in particular when you wrote Vary's riddle to Tyrion in A Clash of Kings.
You know, the King, the Priest, the Merchant, and the man with the sword in the middle.

And by the way, thank you for the excerpt, can't wait to read the whole thing.
Feb. 13th, 2010 10:56 am (UTC)
No particular reason and off topic
Hello, Mr. Martin. I was just reading your livejournal and thought I'd take the time to thank you for the hours of enjoyment you've given me with your work. I'm as impatient as anyone for the next IaF installment, but please take that as a compliment. Thanks again. Cheers.
Feb. 13th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
I've never read any of your Dunk & Egg stories before and found this bit to be enjoyable. Thanks for the excerpt!
Feb. 13th, 2010 04:17 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised you didn't name him Lord Gormen Peake, instead of Gormon. Give us *some* credit, George! We know a hint when we see one. At least some of us.

Excellent job on that story. I can't speak for the rest, but I'll definitely pick it up as soon as I can get my hands on it.
Feb. 13th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Hello from Simone C., another yours italian fan ;-)
Hello mr Martin, my name is Simone C., and I'm an italian fan of your beautiful stories, first of all, obviously, the saga of "A song of Ice and Fire".

In the relative italian version, I've already finish to read "A Game of Thrones", and "A Clash of Kings", and now I'm proceeding to read "A Storm of Swords". I'm arrived at point in which Jaime Lannister screamed. Thanks to mr VArgo Hoat and his nice guys ;-).

I don't want to ask you the unreapetible question, that all your fans asking you, eh eh he...relax.

I must to finish the Storm, and the Feast for Crows before approaching you for the DAnce. I want only to greetings you, and say you all my compliments for your immagination!!

Thanks a lot, really.

I love the Wall, Jon Snow, Jaime and Tyrion Lannister, Asha Greyjoy and Dany Targaryen, Winterfell and Mance Rayder. This is my favourite character of your books.

Ciao from Rome, and Italy !! :-) [and sorry for my bad english! ;-) ]
Feb. 13th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for it to hit a shelf near me, I've been in the mood for these sorts of stories since I finished that third volume of Conan shorts.

Plus Dunk & Egg are so endearing, who can resist them?
Feb. 13th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Holy crap this made my weekend.
Feb. 14th, 2010 08:11 am (UTC)
i for one enjoyed that excerpt completely and i love dunk and egg from the graphic novels. now with that said i cannot believe the things people were saying about you on the comment part of that website. im as eager and annoyed as the next guy to have dance on my nightstand but if it takes a month or another 5 years(i sincerely hope not lol) i will pick it up the day it comes out and have it read by prolly the next day and thus my wait for the next book will begin again. however that being said i dont care how long it takes i dont feel like you have "slighted" us or "wronged" us in anyway. i would much rather you get this story to the point that the others have been at and take more time than deliver crap to us in a "timely fashion". i am just saying this to let you know not all your fans have abandoned the series and you. i love it and i will begin my reread of the series(for the 4th time) as soon as you post on your website that the book is done. i will also be buying warriors when it comes out. i love you work Mr. Martin keep it up :D
Feb. 15th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
The things you do to my financial solvency.
Feb. 16th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
Sunny-Side Up
Mr. Martin,

Thank you for sharing this excerpt--I found it intriguing (I could feel the tension building just in these few pages!), and it introduced me to Dunk and Egg. I've done some on-line research and see that you have written other stories about these two as well. I enjoy stumbling across new material from an author I enjoy (the only thing better is to find a new author I enjoy and then find out she/he has a lot of existing material).
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