GRRM is being very giving lately, so we’ve got a brand-new excerpt below the cut. So, spoilery analysis below the cut, and here’s hoping the World of Ice and Fire book didn’t totally invalidate my Hollow Crowns essay on Aegon.
“Many called her beautiful. She was not beautiful. She was red, and terrible, and red.”
Synopsis: Maester Cressen observes the comet in the sky, discusses its meaning with Shireen and Patchface, hears from Davos Seaworth that the Stormlords will not support Stannis, quarrels with Selyse, Melisandre, and Stannis over political and military strategy, and then takes the ultimate risk in an attempt to rid the world of “the red woman.”
Hey folks! Just wanted to give a quick update on the e-book. My editor had a computer crash that slowed down some fancy things we’re doing inside the book to make it an amazing e-reader experience…but Marc has been working like gangbusters to get it ready, so it will be sent to Amazon.com today and will be launching tomorrow, April 7th.
HOWEVER, we’re also going to be working like hell this next week to release an update to the book. I want to be clear, the book that will launch tomorrow is the full text of all of my essays and the update will not cost you a penny extra. What the update will include is some really cool functionality with things like every time a chapter is mentioned in a later essay, there’s an internal hyperlink back to that previous chapter so that you can quickly go back and see what I was referring to, just like on the blog; likewise, when I link to outside sources, the e-reader should pull up what I’m referring to. The update also includes new custom cover art and bonus material that I think you’ll really enjoy.
It’s a little unclear how soon after we upload those additions Amazon.com will send out the updated version – we’re going to work to try to make that as soon as possible, and the update should go into effect through the sync function automatically.
Anyway, thank you for your patience. I’m brand-new at this publishing stuff, and I will get better at it.
The madness continues…
Check out Round 2 here!