Preview of Next “Game of Thrones” Chapter

If you weren’t already aware, HBO’s top-ranking fantasy drama Game of Thrones is actually based on a long running book series of the same name. Well, the series is actually called A Song of Fire and Ice, but the first book in the line was titled Game of Thrones, and since all of you recent converts are only familiar with that name, let’s just stick with it.

The books have always been a bit of a sore subject with fans since George R. R. Martin, the visionary behind all of this Westeros action, isn’t the most prompt author of our time…and he generally makes us wait a good number of years before he releases any new entries. But, in a sign of compassion, Mr. Martin has displayed the first few pages from his new book The Winds of Winter on his website, which is pretty damn decent of him.

Here’s a quick look at the beginning, but for more, click the link for the full preview.

The king’s voice was choked with anger. “You are a worse pirate than Salladhor Saan.”

Theon Greyjoy opened his eyes. His shoulders were on fire and he could not move his hands. For half a heartbeat he feared he was back in his old cell under the Dreadfort, that the jumble of memories inside his head was no more than the residue of some fever dream. I was asleep, he realized.