HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ just may have gotten longer
George R.R. Martin’s editor Anne Groell mentioned in an interview that while A Song of Ice and Fire, the series Game of Thrones is based on, has long been planned and under contract as a seven book series, there might be enough material for a total of eight books.
More books means more Game of Thrones episodes!
I begin to wonder — though 7 is what we currently have under contract. I remember when he called me, years and years back, to confess that his little trilogy was … well … no longer a trilogy. He predicted four books. I said Seven Books for Seven Kingdoms. Then he said five books. I said Seven Books for Seven Kingdoms. Then he went to six. I said … Well, you get it. Finally, we were on the same page. Seven Books for Seven Kingdoms. Good. Only, as I recently learned while editing THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE (another awesome thing you must buy when it comes out!), there are really technically eight kingdoms, all having to do with who has annexed what when Aegon the Conqueror landed in Westeros. So, maybe eight books for Seven Kingdoms would be okay. Also, he has promised me that, when he finally wraps this great beast us, I can publish the five page letter outlining the bare bones of the “trilogy.” [Variety]
Hopefully, the next book will be entertaining. I would hope it is not just another excuse to make a few extra dollars off of die hard fans.
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