George R.R Martin , the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, on which T.V series Game of Thrones is been based is going to release it’s new book named The Book of Swords.
Game of Thrones Season 7 is now just two months away and the it has already surpassed the storyline of the books. George R. R. Martin has said that the next book of this series, The Winds of Winter might come out later this year, but nothing is set in stone.
In the meantime, a new story from George will be published in The Book of Swords.
The Book of Swords is an anthology collection. Among the stories featuring in the book, the GoT creator’s story titled “The Sons of the Dragon,” is one of sixteen stories in the book, and tells the history of Westeros.
Penguin Random House has released the cover of the book. Check it out below :
These are the list of stories and their authors in The Book of Swords:
“The Best Man Wins” by K. J. Parker
“His Father’s Sword” by Robin Hobb
“The Hidden Girl” by Ken Liu
“The Sword of Destiny” by Matthew Hughes
“‘I Am a Handsome Man,’ Said Apollo Crow” by Kate Elliott
“The Triumph of Virtue” by Walter Jon Williams
“The Mocking Tower” by Daniel Abraham
“Hrunting” by C. J. Cherryh
“A Long, Cold Trail” by Garth Nix
“When I Was a Highwayman” by Ellen Kushner
“The Smoke of Gold Is Glory” by Scott Lynch
“The Colgrid Conundrum” by Rich Larson
“The King’s Evil” by Elizabeth Bear
“Waterfalling” by Lavie Tidhar
“The Sword Tyraste” by Cecelia Holland
“The Sons of the Dragon” by George R. R. Martin
The Sons of the Dragon is the story about the Targaryens and tells the history of Aenys I Targaryen and Maegor the Cruel, the second and third Targaryen kings to rule from the Iron Throne.
The story follows the two sons of Aegon the Conqueror, Aenys I Targaryen and Maegor the Cruel.
Aenys was a thoughtful and wise ruler but Maegor – as his name suggests – was cruel, and demonstrated it during a prolonged conflict with the Faith of the Seven and the Faith Militant. They Both were completely opposite to each other.
George has said that this story will be less of a narrative, and more of history. We’re excited to find out what the story will be like.
The story has also been said to come from the unusued bits from George’s work on The World of Ice and Fire, which means that it won’t really affect the release date of The Winds of Winter.
The Book of Swords will be released on Oct. 10 and is already available for pre-order here.