New 'Game of Thrones' Book Coming Out in October but Fans May Be Disappointed

world of ice and fireYou may have read that headline this morning and freaked out. The Winds of Winter will be released next month?!?! Is it possible?! The answer to that is, indeed, no. Sorry to mislead, but there is a new Game of Thrones book coming out, and it does look pretty cool for any A Song of Ice and Fire fan. Yes, it's not nearly as good as when TWoW will come out, but with season 4 more than wrapped and nothing new to read, we'll have to take what we can get.

George R. R. Martin, the author of the series that turned into the insanely popular, these-fans-are-super-annoying HBO show, is going to publish The World of Ice and Fire. Whoa. Intense. It's basically a detailed history of Westeros and will be published under the GoT insignia. Reportedly, it will give fans insight from the time of the Dawn Age through the Mad King, right when the HBO series kicked off.


Sounds like quite a massive undertaking, but considering how desperate fans are for new material, could be the perfect thing for them to obsess over for the next few months. Ever wanted to know the hsitory of the Mad King Aerys II Targaryen? (He is Daenerys Targaryen's daddy in case you forgot.) How about why the Starks, Baratheons, and Lannisters despise each other? Apparently those answers and a whole lot more will be laid out for us in this brand-new book.

So it looks like The Winds of Winter still has a targeted release date for mid-2015. Let's hope that now that The World of Ice and Fire, which was co-written by Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson of and is reportedly "lavishly illustrated," is over and done with, George can solely focus on the sixth book.

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THEN the speculation can begin over the publication date of A Dream of Spring, the seventh and supposedly last book in A Song of Ice and Fire series. The hard cover version of A Dance With Dragons was published in the US on July 12, 2011, so needless to say, we've been waiting a while for a new book to come out.

The World of Ice and Fire should be released on October 26. Be sure to mark it on your calendar! And then get ready for a few months of pretentious Game of Thrones fans arguing over who knows the entire, massive, insanely complex history of Westeros better! Don't you love it?

Will you be buying The World of Ice and Fire? Were you disappointed that this news wasn't regarding The Winds of Winter?


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