George R.R. Martin releases an excerpt from his upcoming Westoros historical past ebook, Fire and Blood

As of proper now, the eighth and closing season of Game of Thrones remains to be slated for launch on HBO someday in 2019. The sixth installment of A Song of Ice and Fire, the ebook collection on which Game of Thrones is predicated, would not even have an estimated launch date. But there’s a launch date for creator George R.R. Martin’s latest Westoros historical past ebook, Fire and Blood: Nov. 20. But if that is nonetheless too lengthy to attend, Martin has you lined: with a brand new excerpt from the ebook, through his personal web site.

Fire and Blood is an illustrated (by Doug Wheatley) historical past of the Targaryens in Westoros, written from the angle of 1 Archmaester Gyldayn. The excerpted chapter offers with Alysanne Targaryen, spouse and sister to the fourth Targaryen king, Jaehaerys I. Set centuries earlier than the Game of Thrones collection, Alysanne heads north for the primary time, making contact with a number of Starks, and with the Night’s Watch at Castle Black.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the Ice and Fire books are extra character-driven, whereas Fire and Blood is extra like a conventional historical past ebook: educational, goal, and fewer emotional. It is supposed to be the primary of two full histories of the Targaryen clan.

One can solely assume/hope that, if this ebook is profitable, extra volumes of definitive histories may come down the pipeline: the Starks, the Lannisters, the Baratheons, the Tyrells…. But earlier than Martin focuses on that, why do not we let him end his subsequent ebook within the A Song of Ice and Fire collection?

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