George R.R. Martain has just announced the publication date of the latest installment to the ‘Song of Fire and Ice‘ series that HBO’s Game of Thrones is derived from. “The dragons are coming,” he wrote. “Prepare to dance.” This will be the fifth book in the epic seven part series with each tome ranging from between 600 and 800 pages of content.
“Yes, I know. You’ve all seen publication dates before: dates in 2007, 2008, 2009,” he wrote. “None of those were ever hard dates, however. Most of them … well, call it wishful thinking, boundless optimism, cockeyed dreams, honest mistakes, whatever you like.
“This date is different. This date is real. Barring tsunamis, general strikes, world wars, or asteroid strikes, you will have the novel in your hands on July 12,” he wrote. “I hope you like it.”
HBO’s Game of Thrones won’t want for inspiration with two more books are expected after “Dance” — “The Winds of Winter” and “A Dream of Spring.”
Game of Thrones Premieres on HBO at 9PM on Sunday, April 17th.