The novel “A Game of Thrones” was published in 1996. It’s the first in the fantasy series titled “A Song of Ice and Fire.”
The books spurred a successful HBO TV adaptation that debuted in 2011.
Fans have been waiting for a new book in the planned seven-book series since the publication of a fifth, “A Dance With Dragons,” in 2011.
But take heart. A new book is coming from Martin this year.
The author said “Fire & Blood,” a tie-in book that he called a “monumental history of the Targaryen kings of Westeros,” is set for release, with illustrations throughout.
“Oh, and there are dragons too,” he wrote. “Lots of dragons.”
“Fire & Blood” is scheduled to be released in hardback on November 20.