Friday, April 10, 2009


One of my favorite writers, George RR Martin, is close to finishing his fifth novel (of a planned nine) in his "Song of Ice and Fire" epic. It has taken the NY Times Bestselling author years – and I stress the word "years" here folks – to finish the series. The first book, A Game of Thrones, came out in 1996.

Fat Jack being the naughty boy he is, introduced several friends and family to the series much to their delight. Then they found out the series was not finished and I find myself on the unhappy side of a list.

Book five, A Dance with Dragons, is slated to come out in September according to but speculation is that it won't hit until October. So far, every single person I've introduced to this fantasy series has loved it. Loved it.

Martin has won numerous Hugo awards, a couple of Nebula Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a World Fantasy Award, a Quill Award, and a British Fantasy Award.

His series is well worth your time. The man has more than 1,500 ratings on his first book, the average score being a 4.5 out of 5.

You can read my review of the first book here.

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