On the Books Apr. 29: George R. R. Martin has completed 'A Dance with Dragons,' and more


George R. R. Martin’s editor at Bantam Spectra confirmed yesterday that A Dance with Dragons, the long-anticipated fifth installment to the “Song of Ice and Fire” series, is finished at last. Fans of the series, which began with A Game of Thrones, have been waiting nearly six years since the previous installment, A Feast for Crows.

The Spenser and Jesse Stone mystery series created by Robert B. Parker, who died last year, will be continued by two new authors. Crime novelist Ace Atkins will carry on the Spenser series, and producer and screenwriter Michael Brandman will pen forthcoming Jesse Stone novels.

Fontbonne University in St. Louis has canceled plans for Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson to receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement address this year on the heels of the highly publicized scandal concerning Mortenson’s book and foundation.

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  • steve

    finishing up the second book now, and cant wait till i get to this one. For those of you who have already read the books though do you think I should slow up a little bit in anticipation of another long wait before the sixth book or just move on full steam ahead?

    • james

      The third book is perhaps the best book I’ve ever read! I don’t think you can slow down once you start reading it, there are so many bombshells it’s ridiculous!

      • ks

        It is so good! I had many moments of WTH! I just hope Dance w Dragons comes out now as promised.

      • The Jackal

        just make sure you read the 3rd book in a padded room because your gonna throw the book about a million times, than get up, pick it up, and continue reading

      • lee

        I read Game of Thrones three weeks ago; went to the bookstore last week got Books 2 & 3 and thought I’d wait until Book 5 was coming then I would read Book 4. I finished Book 3 at about 5pm on Sunday, got in my car and went to the bookstore and got book 5. If you can stop after Book 2, do so because you WON’T be able to stop after you read Book 3!

  • crispy

    Now how long until book 6?

  • mejaki

    So Dance with Dragons is on the way? Do you PROMISE?

    • mela

      they seem to mean it this time. And while the editor having an actual manuscript in hand makes me inclined to believe it, until I have a copy of that book in my hot little hands, I won’t get my hopes up.

  • elbowless

    when she comes out of the funeral pyre with the dragons….. one of the most beautiful things i have ever read:’-)))

  • lee

    Just finished book 4 – was crazed when I found out there was a second part – and that it was begun 6 years ago! Thank the Old Gods it’s finally on the way. I need more LORD JON SNOW as soon as possible, because I’m terrified for him. GRRM has a habit of making you fall in love with a character, and then OOPS! I’m hoping ARYA STARK makes it too…

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