Yes, you heard it right! George R. R. Martin confirmed on his blog Not a Blog that A Dance with Dragons
will be released by Bantam Books on the 29th of October simultaneously in Mass Market and Paperback. As he says himself
This was done largely at the request of the bookstores. The hardcover was still selling strongly (still is, actually), so they wanted the paperback delayed.
George R.R Martin 2013
He has also confirmed that a The Winds of Winter chapter will be published along with the paperback (but at this stage he cannot remember which one!)
Also in a surprise announcement in this blog post, he has confirmed the publication of a BRAND NEW booklet written by him to be in bookstores by Christmas called The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister
More information is yet to be known about this new book.
Comment below about what you think of this exciting news!
As Season 4 filming gets well underway, we start to have another slue of casting announcements comes along the wire.
Elizabeth Webster is set to be cast as Walda Frey in the upcoming season. She is the the grand-daughter of Lord Walder Frey and is set to be the young new wife of Roose Bolton. She has acted in TV series such as the hit British TV Drama “Call The Midwife” and “The Bloody Mary Show”.
Another casting announcement is of Lu Corfied who will be playing a Mole’s Town madame in the new season. She is most notably known for playing Dr. Freya Wilson in the TV Drama “Doctors”. She has also acted in “The Woman in Black” voicing Jennet.
Interesting news also from over at Winteriscoming.net, apparently Noah Taylor is indeed returning as Locke in season four but he is also going to be sent to the Wall along with the other Bolton bannermen who stood by while Jaime Lannisters hand was cleavered off. Interesting dynamic the show is introducing. I wonder what they are going to do with it. Comment below on what you think is likely to happen!