And George R. R. Martin is our benevolent dealer.
He is currently writing The Winds of Winter, what will be the penultimate book in the mega-series A Song of Ice & Fire. The novels have been a potent drug for some readers ever since A Game of Thrones published and, with the current success, publicity, adoration, and enthusiasm brought to the masses by the HBO show, those numbers of addicts are exponentially growing in number even as you read this.
So when we receive news about The Winds of Winter, we addicts enter a frenzy of excitement. And when we get a new Tyrion chapter—like we did today—that frenzy would carry us far on any Westeros battlefield!
That’s right, you heard me. Today, Random House and George R. R. Martin released a new Tyrion chapter. It is a chapter that George has read from at conventions but never published online. Several weeks ago, he teased us with the first paragraph. Today, he thrusts us into the point of view of an Imp just trying to survive Meereen!
“Somewhere off in the far distance, a dying man was screaming for his mother.”
How do you get this chapter, you may ask? It is attached to the The World of Ice & Fire mobile app, which updated today with 58 new character profiles and 164 new place descriptions! You can find it at iTunes, Google Play, and other devices! The chapter is part of that update.
And what is The World of Ice & Fire? It will be a lavishly illustrated volume featuring a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms leading up to our favorite series. It will publish in hardcover October 2014!
But first things first. The new Tyrion chapter! Download the app. Read the chapter!
And end those withdrawals!
For the moment, at least…
Shawn Speakman is the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel bestselling author Terry Brooks calls, “a fine tale by a talented writer.”