Sunday 4 December 2016

Fantasy becomes reality for author's loyal fans

Rob Sharp

Published 29/04/2011 | 05:00

AMERICAN fantasy author George R R Martin has sold millions of books worldwide, and his fame has heightened with 'Game of Thrones', the glossy US TV series starring Sean Bean, based on his mythical creations.

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However, for the past six years Martin has kept his fans waiting with baited breath over his mammoth book, 'A Dance with Dragons', the latest installment in his 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series of warring aristocratic families in a medieval fantasy universe. In 2005 he said the 1,600-page novel would arrive within a year. It never came.

He has constantly rescheduled its release since then, angering his many fans. Now, it seems, the wait is over.

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