George R.R. Martin is the genius author behind HBO‘s Game of Thrones, the show is based on his novel series A Song of Ice and Fire.
Fans are champing at the bit for George R.R. Martin to release The Winds of Winter, the 6th (of 7) books in the series, a book he’s been working on since 2011. This isn’t an announcement about The Winds of Winter, this is an entirely new project that also takes place within the world of Westeros (the continent on which most of the Game of Thrones plots take place). For updates on The Winds of Winter you can CLICK HERE to see Martin’s recent announcement, but don’t leave without checking out the info below on his new project.
George R.R. Martin made the announcement of his new project earlier this week on the LiveJournal blog where he updates and interacts with his fans on the regular:
“The Sons of the Dragon” is the title. Those of you who enjoyed “The Princess and the Queen” in DANGEROUS WOMEN and “The Rogue Prince” in ROGUES will probably like this one too. It’s water from the same well. A history rather than a traditional narrative. A lot of telling, only a little showing. (The opposite of what I do in my novels). But if you’re fascinated by the politics of Westeros, as many of my readers seem to be, you should enjoy it. As the title suggests, “The Sons of the Dragon” chronicles the reigns of the second and third Targaryen kings, Aenys I and Maegor the Cruel, along with their mothers, wives, sisters, children, friends, enemies, and rivals. If you’re read something to that effect on the web, good, that much is right.
To clarify, The Sons of the Dragon is actually a VERY LONG story which takes place within another book, written by another author, a friend of George R.R. Martin’s. For this new book, The Book of Swords written by Gardner Dozois, Martin wrote The Sons of the Dragon which is poised to be a lengthy story jumping into the history of the Targaryen kings.
Targaryen is the lineage from which Daenerys (Dany/Khaleesi) hails, and this will dive deep into the story of her ancestors. So, if you’re interested in learning more about this new project you can CLICK HERE to head on over to Martin’s LiveJournal website!