Fans of George RR Martin will be surprised to know that now they can have enormous fun going deep into the past of Westeros and the Targaryen kings long before the birth of Game of Thrones' vital characters Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington), and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen).
The new book of George RR Martin, Fire & Blood, which is slated to hit the shelves on November 20 this year, will inundate the readers with the tale of first Targaryen king, Aegon. In other words, it will commence with Aegon, the warrior and great conqueror who united the Seven Kingdoms under one rule. The story will further elucidate that he (Aegon) became acquainted with the customs of Westeros alongside his own limitations as a flesh and blood ruler of men.
Before being titled Fire & Blood, the book was being jokingly named GRRMarillion. According to the American novelist George RR Martin, the book will be illustrated in a similar fashion as A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. It will also contain over 75 black and white illustrations by the famous Canadian comic book artist, Doug Wheatley.
The readers and fans have several questions in their minds – How King's Landing looked like in its earliest days, what the actual story is behind the formation of the Kingsguard and the famous sacred order that would one day include Targaryen-killing Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). The readers will get a plenty of answers to those questions in the much-awaited book Fire & Blood.
As far as The Winds of Winter is concerned, George RR Martin has almost no answer on it. For the last couple of years, this planned 6th novel in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire has created a huge expectation among his fans but he still doesn't know when his novel will hit the shelves. In a recent conversation with The Guardian, there was a strict instruction that he cannot be questioned about the progress or development of The Winds of Winter.