I thought I had seen the weirdest of the responses to our recently announced pub date for A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, but George’s UK editor just brought this to my attention.
Apparently, to paraphrase Ygritte: “You know nothing, Anne Groell.”
I am awed and humbled at the surreality of all this. It almost leaves me speechless:
But not quite.
I know there are still some doubting Thomases out there who don’t think the mansucript exists. Believe me, it exists. It might not be entirely done, but a large chunk of it exists.
Okay, enough with the understatement. A GIGANTIC chunk of it exists!
It is big.
It is exceedingly heavy. (I do like holding it, though.)
Since it is a gorgeous day, and I’m feeling like sharing, I’ll even let you read the first page, if your screen resolution is good enough.
Every other page–and there are many to savor!–is equally good, if not better. Could this be George’s best book yet? For me, the answer is a resonding: “Yes!” Folks, it is magnificent. WELL worth the wait, in my humble opinion.
We’ve come a long way, George and I, since the bad old days of the A GAME OF THRONES book launch at BEA!
Even if I did beat him to delivery by a walking, talking human being.