Hold on to your Valyrian steel, kids, because "A Song of Ice and Fire" author George RR Martin reportedly just announced a new "Game of Thrones" story is coming our way.
At the moment, we're all waiting for Martin to publish "The Winds of Winter," the sixth book of seven in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, but, the 68-year-old just dropped a major bombshell on "GoT" fans by announcing a new project.
Via his blog, Martin informed us a new story, "The Sons of the Dragon," is heading our way! Apparently, this story, which will also take place in Westeros, is all about the history of Targaryen kings.
Yes, as in the lineage of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
Writing about the new "Game of Thrones" tale, Martin said,
'The Sons of the Dragon' is the title. Those of you who enjoyed 'The Princess and the Queen' in DANGEROUS WOMEN and 'The Rogue Prince' in ROGUES will probably like this one too. It's water from the same well. A history rather than a traditional narrative. A lot of telling, only a little showing. (The opposite of what I do in my novels). But if you're fascinated by the politics of Westeros, as many of my readers seem to be, you should enjoy it. As the title suggests, 'The Sons of the Dragon' chronicles the reigns of the second and third Targaryen kings, Aenys I and Maegor the Cruel, along with their mothers, wives, sisters, children, friends, enemies, and rivals. If you're read something to that effect on the web, good, that much is right.
Apparently, "The Sons of the Dragon" is actually a long story within another book, "The Book of Swords," but that doesn't mean it's going to be any less awesome!
I know no one needs this right now, but I'm just going to remind everyone we still have to wait until the summer for season seven of "Game of Thrones" to premiere on HBO.