New book from “Game of Thrones” author

The book every fantasy fan has been waiting for

Published Friday, Jul. 01, 2011


A Dance with Dragons
By George R.R. Martin
Bantam, 1,016 pages, $38

It’s the book everyone has been waiting for. At least it’s the book every fantasy fan has been waiting for. In fact, they’ve been so antsy that they’ve been badgering Martin relentlessly on his website, imploring him to get off his, er … robust derriere. It has been six years since A Feast for Crows, the fourth book in a riverine series called A Song of Ice and Fire. If you haven’t read any of them, the plot is far too complex even to hint at in this space, but if you’ve been watching A Game of Thrones on cable TV, you’ll garner a good idea of the work of Martin, sometimes called the “American Tolkien.” As for A Dance with Dragons, it doesn’t release until July 12, but it’s already No. 3 on’s bestseller list.


My husband has been a long-time George R. R. Martin fan and has been waiting for this book for the past few years.  We both followed and loved HBO’s first season of Game of Thrones and I have to admit that I am looking forward to seeing the second season. 

In fact, HBO did such a great job with Game of Thrones, that it has inspired me to pick up these books and read them from start to finish.  Lucky me- I won’t have to wait 4 years for the next book! 

Has anyone out there been inspired by a TV series or movie to go read a book they might not have otherwise picked up?