2011 is shaping up to be a great year for George R.R. Martin's fans. Though it took nearly 11 years to complete it, Martin's A Dance With Dragons is finally being released on July 12th.
Martin's publishers have set and missed numerous release dates before with this novel, but I'm optimistic that the time is ripe for the fifth book in Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series to continue the gritty, unforgiving saga of the succession war for the Iron Throne. At 900 pages A Dance With Dragons will be equivalent in length to A Storm of Swords, the last planned Ice and Fire novel that Martin penned back in 2000.
As if that wasn't enough, the HBO adaptation of the first novel, A Game of Thrones, is also making it's small screen debut on April 17th. Both will most likely melt faces. Entertainment Weekly scored an exclusive new preview for the show, which looks awesome. Check out a newer trailer below and the exclusive here.