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Old 27-04-2009, 08:50   #281
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One can only hope it's better than the series "based" (and I use that term loosely) on Terry Goodkind's books - Legend of the Seeker. Talk about completely ripping out the essence of a series...
What you mean rabid objectivism and leering rape scenes?
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Old 20-07-2009, 07:42   #282
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update to Game of Thrones casting:

in addition to Peter Dinklage as Tyrion

Sean Bean cast as Eddard Stark!!
Mark Addy as Robert Barethon
Jack Gleeson as Joffrey
Harry Lloyd as Viserys
Kit Harington as Jon Snow

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Okay, so I requested the Hedge Knight for my birthday...and got the graphic novel version (mum said that was hard enough to get). Has anyone read both? I take it I'm not missing a great deal by reading the graphic novel version first? It looks really nice.
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Old 29-01-2010, 12:50   #284
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Wasn't the Hedge Knight in the Legends collection?

Edit: Legends II - Legends II
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There is a 3rd one out now in another compilation type book.

To be honest I am getting a bit fed up of waiting for the next book in the series - I subscribe to his blog and all he yabbers on about is ******* NFL.
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Old 29-01-2010, 13:51   #286
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Read Steven Erikson while you're waiting (if you've not already). Malazan is an amazing series.

I too wish GRRM was more productive though.
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Okay, so I requested the Hedge Knight for my birthday...and got the graphic novel version (mum said that was hard enough to get). Has anyone read both? I take it I'm not missing a great deal by reading the graphic novel version first? It looks really nice.
Hedge Knight is only a graphic novel AFAIK. It's OK, but it doesn't have anything to do with the book storyline.


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To be honest I am getting a bit fed up of waiting for the next book in the series - I subscribe to his blog and all he yabbers on about is ******* NFL.
You're fed up of waiting? You need to see the GRRM thread on the SomethingAwful forums!
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The worst bit is that you know if/when the next book comes along, the cover won't match the ones you have already...

Give up on waiting, and one day be pleasantly surprised, perhaps.
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Old 01-02-2010, 15:48   #289
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Cover art was revealed a year or two (!) back, and it matches fortunately!
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Traditional publishing may be a thing of the past by the time he finishes the next book. If I remember the foreword from A Feast for Crows, it will focus on other characters running parallel to that book, which means even longer waiting to find out what happens/happened to the characters we just read about. The whole thing made me give up waiting, really.
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I do wonder whether the 'ending' to the story will eventually be via the TV series, if that is picked up.

That would mean a lot of strands being missed out I suspect, but at least a team of writers could get into the broad outline he must have sketched out. It would be a shame if that did have to happen rather than getting the books, but at least there would be closure of the main arc that way.
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Traditional publishing may be a thing of the past by the time he finishes the next book. If I remember the foreword from A Feast for Crows, it will focus on other characters running parallel to that book, which means even longer waiting to find out what happens/happened to the characters we just read about. The whole thing made me give up waiting, really.
Pretty sure he's got a lot of that stuff already written or that it should be very fast.

The gist (from his own postings) seems to be the big meeting of many characters at once in one place. Hopefully once he's done that the rest should be easy. Hopefully...
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I understand that a lot of the next book will be done/figured out, but he seems in no rush to actually write/finish it. So anyone wondering what's happening with Arya, for example, is looking at two GRR Martin sized timespans before getting more of the story.

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Judging by his all his recent updates, I'm guessing he's nearing completion. It sounds like he's tying up loose ends. I can't wait.
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Bit from the Guardian last week, with nice spoof political poster.
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Judging by his all his recent updates, I'm guessing he's nearing completion. It sounds like he's tying up loose ends. I can't wait.
Or not, as that Guardian piece is suggesting.
It is such an involved writing that we need a 6month heads-up to reread the other books and back to speed with the storyline anyway!
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The things they've quoted from Martin in that Guardian article are very old. If you read Martin's blog, he's made a lot of progress since then (and seems quite excited about his progress these past few days).
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Fair enough. Better dust off the old books then
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Oooh, HBO show gets the greenlight!

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...me-of-thrones/
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Excellent news! ... Although, only 10 episodes. Will that be enough to cover the whole of the first novel?
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