Game of Thrones

Apparently this came out a week ago, and nobody told me, so I hold each and every one of you personally responsible. If you'd like to get a sneak peek at the next book in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series from author George R.R. Martin (aka "Game of Thrones"), you can do so on the official "A Game of Thrones Guide" (aka "A World of Ice and Fire") app from Random House.

We'll tell you just a tad more after the break, but be warned: Spoilers are ahead if you're way behind in the series and wonder about the fate of a certain character.

So, yeah. This excerpt focuses on Tyrion, who's lasted surprisingly long. (Or not a surprise, I suppose.) Just fire up the app linked above, and you'll be on your way.

Also worth a read: Martin apologizing for "breaking the Internet" with another excerpt release this week.

 

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Spoiler alert: Get an excerpt from George R.R. Martin's next book on your Android device

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Don't worry, I'll tell you what will happen... Jack squat, except your next favourite charter dying a now-unsurprising and meaningless death.

Oh, and it has been leaked that there will be a total of thirteen chapters dedicated to describing the foods devoured by the few-remaining characters.

You're welcome ;)

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I'll wait for the actual book. Reading this excerpt would just make me more anxious.

It's taking so long though that I may have to reread the last book.

Thanks Phil! Im not going to open it until I finish book 5...I just picked it back up after parking it for a year.

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Every time I see him doing side stuff I really wish someone would go to him, punch him and shout "GET BACK TO WRITING THE BOOKS!".

'cause you know...I actually fear this may be the first epic series where the author will die before finishing it and there's no Christopher Tolkien to compile Martin's papers...'cause they don't exist.

that said, I've met George and he's a pretty awesome guy.

It won't be the first, Robert Jordan died before finishing the Wheel of Time series, which is being finished by Brandon Sanderson.

Great read, for when you inevitably get bored with George Martin's procrastinations... err, I mean books :P

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Sanderson has just started the Stormlight Archives series, the second book just came out. So far, it's a great series.

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Yawn. Those books turned into a very lengthy essay on feudal politics. Well written of course because he is talented just entirely too much information.

If ya'll get bored waiting for the next book, I recommend the Malazan series by Steven Erikson and Ian Esslemont. They make Martins world look like childs play. Don't get me wrong, I love Martin's books, but Malazan is just soooo much more.

Me too. It's always frustrated me that this is not worldwide as the series is.

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I can't get this to work on ANY of my android devices. When I access the Play Store from these devices, I get a message saying that the app is not available in my country (Canada). When I access the Play Store from my PC however, it says that it is not compatible with any of my devices. I guess that my Motorola XT910 isn't exactly new, but my Google Nexus 7 should not be a problem. I had no problem putting the app on my iPod touch 5th gen, but I have a hunch that my 3rd gen, that recently went missing, would not have been done so well.

I would much rather pay to unlock the in app content from an Android decvice as I have no intentions of switching to an iPad or an iPhone.