According to George R. R. Martin’s website today, the publisher of his magnum opus, A Song of Ice and Fire, has set an official publication date for the long awaited 5th volume, A Dance With Dragons: Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Martin confirms that “this date is real” and is the size of A Storm of Swords (the hardcover ran to 992 pages and the paperback to 1,216).
Read his full update here.
The A Dance with Dragons (Song of Ice and Fire)hardback can be pre-ordered through amazon.com. No word yet on whether a Kindle ebook version will be offered on the same day.
I’m very excited as this is one of the most original series I have read. I’m sure that the body count will remain high, too.
If you haven’t read the previous books in awhile, they are:
- A Game of Thrones
- A Clash of Kings
- A Storm of Swords
- A Feast for Crows