Anne Groell, the editor of George R.R. Martin’s epic book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” which has been adapted to the TV series “Game of Thrones,” has some amazing news for the fans out there.
During a Q&A with fans, Groell revealed that the series was only a trilogy before she encouraged Martin to write more.
“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 fame page. Seven books for Seven Kingdoms. Good. Only, as I recently learned while editing The World of Ice and Fire, 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,” said Groell in a post on Suvudu.
However, their contract is only for seven books and as of the moment, Groell is working with Martin on the sixth book, “The Winds of Winter.” Martin has released its first chapter on his Web site and you can read about that here.
Speculations about the book series running more than seven books have been around for a while now, and this gave fans hope that their favorite epic saga is not ending anytime soon. The anticipation for the books is higher than ever, thanks to its TV series, “Game of Thrones,” which has always hit such high ratings every time it airs on HBO.
There is still no confirmation if there is going to be an 8th book or if Martin will stop at seven, but we are keeping our fingers crossed. If there are eight kingdoms, just like what Groell said, then maybe an eight book is just right? What do you think “GOT” fans? Do you want an eighth book or not? Share with us your thoughts by posting your comments below! For the latest news, spoilers and recaps on “Game of Thrones” and other TV shows as well as entertainment news, make sure that you catch it here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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