Fans of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice series have been waiting, none to patiently, for the next volume in the series. On his Web site today, Martin finally announces an end to the six-year wait; the next volume in the series, A Dance with Dragons, will be published on Tuesday, July 12.

Addressing fans who have had their hopes dashed in the past, Martin acknowledges,

Yes, I know.  You’ve all seen publication dates before: dates in 2007, 2008, 2009.  None of those were ever hard dates, however.  Most of them… well, call it wishful thinking, boundless optimism, cockeyed dreams, honest mistakes, whatever you like.

This date is different.   This date is real.

The book will be huge, literally, at more than 900 pages.

A Dance with Dragons (Song of Ice and Fire)
George R.R. Martin
Retail Price: $35.00
Hardcover: 1008 pages
Publisher: Bantam – (2011-07-12)
ISBN / EAN: 0553801473 / 9780553801477

Entertainment Weekly simultaneously posted the news and also an exclusive new trailer for the HBO Game of Thrones series, an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, which begins April 17.

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