George R.R. Martin's New Book ‘Fire & Blood’ Could Solve These 11 'Game Of Thrones' Mysteries

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No, The Winds of Winter is not out yet and yes, George R.R. Martin does want you to stop asking about it. Fans are just going to have to wait through an actual generation-long winter before they can get their hands on that book. However, Martin is still gracing us with a brand new book in the Song of Ice and Fire series this fall: Fire & Blood, a history of House Targaryen. Maester Martin is taking us way back to 300 years before Jon and Dany and Tyrion, when dragons ruled the Westerosi skies. And while I, like all of you other nerds, am definitely miffed to still be waiting on the next proper sequel... I'm also more than a little pumped to geek out on dragon wars while we wait.

I mean, look, if this book is anything like the World of Ice and Fire book, it's probably going to be several hundred pages of Martin's world-building and notes on all the backstory that he couldn't cram into the main series and I'm very OK with that. When it comes to the Targaryens in particular, I think we can look forward to quite a few sneaky references and possibly even a few more clues to uncovering some of ASOIAF's biggest secrets. Here are a few of the mysteries that Fire & Blood might finally give us some info on:

Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin, $20, Amazon or Indiebound