You Can Now Read Official Extracts From 'The Winds of Winter' 


The Winds of Winter novel might be a long time from coming even as Winter approaches on Game of Thrones, but more A Song of Ice and Fire content is hitting (virtual) bookshelves soon. George R.R. Martin has partnered with Apple to create interactive “enhanced editions” of his novels. The first will be called A Game of Thrones: Enhanced Edition.

In addition to family trees and glossaries, it will reportedly contain an extract from The Winds of Winter. This extract was previously published on Martin’s website, which means it might be this section about Dorne that seemed to cast shade on the show’s rendition of the plotline with an underlying sentiment of “my version is better.”

But it could also be one of his previous excerpts like the one on Victarion Greyjoy or Theon.

About the volume, Martin said,

The digital book gives readers the ability to experience all this rich secondary material that had not been possible before. These enhanced editions, available only on iBooks, include sigils and family trees and glossaries. Anything that confuses you, anything you want to know more about, it’s right there at your fingertips. It’s an amazing next step in the world of books.

A Game of Thrones: Enchanced Edition was released on iBooks on Thursday; enchanced editions of subsquent books are scheduled for October 27 (A Clash of Kings), December 15 (A Storm of Swords), February 2017 (A Feast For Crows) and March 2017 (A Dance With Dragons). As always, there is no word on a publication date for The Winds of Winter nor whether Martin is prepared to send a raven to enlist help.

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