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*SPOILERS* GRRM's Remark on ADwD

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Well, well, so lets cross our fingers that this is really going to happen. And I don't see why it shouldn't - he practically sat that date into stone, so he really most be very close to finish the book, and is more than confident to get it done in the time he has left.

Things really look not that bad now, even despite the whole chemotherapy thing ;-).

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GRRM has announced on his web site the official publication date for A Dance with Dragons as being July 11. 2011

There is an also the interview in today's EW.

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Wow, great news. I recall in 2006, there was a thread about predictions for 2012 (it was a doomsday thread), where I half-seriously predicted that in July 2012, GRRM is going to announce that his book is nearly done, which received a bunch of negative comments. Well suck it bitches! I'm only a year off!

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I love how the first post to break the news on the forum was in some obscure ADWD spoiler thread instead of a new thread in the main forum.

And that they got the date wrong. (sure, maybe it was changed on GRRM's site, but I prefer the snarkier explanation)

Wow, great news. I recall in 2006, there was a thread about predictions for 2012 (it was a doomsday thread), where I half-seriously predicted that in July 2012, GRRM is going to announce that his book is nearly done, which received a bunch of negative comments. Well suck it bitches! I'm only a year off!

If you predicted nearly done, you are off by 18 months. Since it is nearly done now, and apparently has been for weeks (forum members have admitted that this accidentally leaked a few weeks ago and they were sworn to secrecy).

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If you predicted nearly done, you are off by 18 months. Since it is nearly done now, and apparently has been for weeks (forum members have admitted that this accidentally leaked a few weeks ago and they were sworn to secrecy).

Had they? I'd heard a rumour that Bantam had settled on a date, but that the date was way off at the end of the year. This was a hugely pleasant surprise :)

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Does this mean that the book will be available in brick and mortar on July 12th too? I can't decide if I should pre-order ADWD online or wait and just pick it up at my local Chapters. Thoughts?

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Does this mean that the book will be available in brick and mortar on July 12th too? I can't decide if I should pre-order ADWD online or wait and just pick it up at my local Chapters. Thoughts?

thiazyl

Fairly certain that it will be available in physical bookstores on July 12th. Support your local bookstore and get it there. Bookstores are a dying breed, and we should all use them as much as possible.

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Probably Ramsay Snow and Dany! That would be one of the best pairings ever in my opinion. Doubtless she would be rejoicing at the knowledge that the Starks are all wiped out.

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If any Young Grif was mentioned in the books, I've forgotten. :unsure: Who is he?

He is a Connington. His father thrown in exile by Aerys. Griffins are their house sigil, hence young Griff.

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He is a Connington. His father thrown in exile by Aerys. Griffins are their house sigil, hence young Griff.

He is most probably a boy who APPEARS to be a Connington, in that Jon Connington is telling everyone that Young Griff is his son.

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He is most probably a boy who APPEARS to be a Connington, in that Jon Connington is telling everyone that Young Griff is his son.

And why's that most likely? I didn't see anything that would indicate it thus far.

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And why's that most likely? I didn't see anything that would indicate it thus far.

It's all theory, but it has to do with ashara dayne, lyanna stark, rhaegar, and the Dragon's three heads. Oh, and jon snow of course.

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Another update today:

I had a number of good days writing on DANCE after my last post. It felt great to have a solid streak of work like that. It's been a while, with all the stuff that has gone down this last year. I got quite a bit done, including a marriage. Some of it was rewriting, but the book will be much stronger for the changes I made.

He then goes on to say the past two days have been less productive but never mind, I'm more interested in the marriage part. Who's getting married?! Given what he said about his head being 'full of Dany and Jon and Q', are we going to see Dany and Quentyn getting married?

I'm pretty sure GRRM was referring to his real life marriage. Maybe I'm wrong, but that's how I took it.

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But didn't he get married just this year? And this thread is four years old.

Wow, I'm stupid. Didn't realize this thread was ancient. Sorry!

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Wow, I'm stupid. Didn't realize this thread was ancient. Sorry!

Don't feel too bad. I thought the same thing until I read the last page. I didn't realize that this thread is four years old.

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Don't feel too bad. I thought the same thing until I read the last page. I didn't realize that this thread is four years old.

Just goes to show how long and painful a wait this has been.

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