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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:42 am    Post subject: Latest Dance with Dragons update (Spoilers) Reply with quote

George RR Martin has updated his site again with news regarding his progress on the new book.
Read the update here.

The book is not finished; Martin is currently expecting to finish in time for a visit to Spain in the summer.
Also of note: He has, over the course of the year, made changes to the story including adding PoV chapters for a character who has not had a PoV in any of the previous books. He gives a clue to the character's identity: it is "one of the characters featured in the first lot of Ice & Fire miniatures from Dark Sword." I've had a look at what those miniatures are, and it looks like the new PoV is either Sandor Clegane, Melisandre, or Loras Tyrell.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope it's the Hound. That would totally rock. In fact, I'm sure it's gotta be the Hound.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long ago was the book supposed to be out?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loras!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emotional Leper wrote:
How long ago was the book supposed to be out?


6 months after Feast For Crows.....
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's the Hound, there is no doubt...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's Loras I'll be surprised, he doesn't seem like major character material to me. And the only way melisandre makes sense is if he *gasps* bumps off Davos, I think, because why have so many POVs crowded around Stannis?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this book isn't out within six months, I think I may have some very angry words for Mister Martin. More than I already do.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure that'll make him get the book out quicker.....Screwy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has (lately) stated that now that he is past a very difficult Bran chapter, he hopes to have Dance on shelves by the end of summer or in the fall!!! YAY!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I'm reading Feast just in time!

A difficult Bran chapter sounds intriguing! I've been wanting his story to move along now since, well, chapter one. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's posted pictures of the cover on his website, too. It's easier to find here, though: (US cover)

http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Dragons-George-R-R-Martin/dp/0553801473/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206468144&sr=1-1

I like the look of the dragon a lot, though I might have saved the green cover for the last book. Still a good looking cover, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the Welsh dragon, isn't it?

I prefer the UK covers, myself. They're very similar in style, just a bit less flat.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure on the Welsh dragon, Murrin, you may be right.

I agree though, the UK covers are very nice looking as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Batty has it on secondhand info that at a con this weekend, Martin said it'll be out in September. FWIW.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. At last weekend's con in Madison he said that if he finishes and turns it in by his planned deadline (June) then it should be published by the fall. If not, he's not sure when he'll be done, becuase he's leaving the country for a while in June. He said he thinks he should be done by June, but won't make any promises.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yup. At last weekend's con in Madison he said that if he finishes and turns it in by his planned deadline (June) then it should be published by the fall. If not, he's not sure when he'll be done, becuase he's leaving the country for a while in June. He said he thinks he should be done by June, but won't make any promises.

Because every time he does, he has to break it. Rolling Eyes I'm not going to get excited 'til I see the book on the store shelf.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going by Martin's last two blog entries, I am certainly not holding my breath for a fall release. In one he talks of how he lost two weeks of working time to illness. In the latest he speaks of being pessimistic about meeting his June deadline for finishing the book. He wanted to get done before traveling to Europe.

On the other hand, he also mentions finishing up a Sansa chapter. This means that he might be finishing up some of the AFFC character archs in ADWD, as was said to be a possibility. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, like I said. Rolling Eyes Ah well. I'm primed to expect nothing, and hope to be pleasantly surprised. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think the new PoV character will be the hound. His story is told from arya's PoV when she travels with him. Loras would work but it'd be kinda bland considering he's with his sister most of the time and she's covered in cersei's chapters. My money is on it being Melisandre.
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