Whoa. That guy riding the dragon in the header photo is Aegon the Conqueror, and that dragon is BIG. It’s been a while since I’ve seen the first season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” but I vaguely remember seeing giant dragon skulls in some underground mausoleum in King’s Landing. That being said, I didn’t remember them being quite this large. The photo above comes from George R.R. Martin’s official website, where he just released an excerpt of his upcoming book. But before you get excited, we should tell you that the book is not the long-awaited next entry in the “Game of Thrones” series: it’s actually a companion book called “The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the World of Game of Thrones” that he collaborated on with the founders of fan site Westeros.org.
Allow me to say what you’re all probably thinking: George. May I call you George? Dude. What the eff are you doing? Don’t work on side projects like this! Let the fans handle that stuff! Finish the REAL books so we can get a real ending to one of the most famous fantasy series of all time! The show is rapidly catching up to you, man. You’ve gotta get moving and finish those final books!
Obviously Martin is well aware of the pressure that’s on him to deliver a satisfying conclusion, and as his tweet below shows, he definitely has a sense of humor about it. (Update: I thought this was Martin’s real Twitter account, but it appears that it’s just a fan account. Still, the Hodor joke is pretty funny.)
I’m in a rush to finish the next book, so the entire second half will be written from Hodor’s perspective. pic.twitter.com/6trvaOZHp0
— George RR Martin (@_GRRM_) April 17, 2014
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