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George R. R. Martin says he’s writing daily amidst the Coronavirus pandemic

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If Game of Thrones fans have had one qualm against George R.R. Martin, it’s his notoriously slow finishing of the books. Fans have been awaiting the arrival of his next book The Winds of Winter for almost a decade now and we just maybe finally getting closer to its arrival. Read on to find out more!

Martin recently took to his own blog, Not a Blog, and gave some good news amidst the doom and gloom of Coronavirus outbreak. Martin is currently in self-isolation due to the virus spread. However, courtesy of his self-isolation he is finally writing daily and said that things are looking quite dire in his story too.

He also said that he is doing fine and is aware that he needs to take care of himself amidst the chaos.

He wrote:

“For those of you who may be concerned for me personally… yes, I am aware that I am very much in the most vulnerable population, given my age and physical condition. But I feel fine at the moment, and we are taking all sensible precautions. I am off by myself in a remote isolated location, attended by one of my staff, and I’m not going into town or seeing anyone.”

George R.R. Martin writing daily amidst Coronavirus pandemic

Then came the good news for the fans as he wrote:

“Truth be told, I am spending more time in Westeros than in the real world, writing every day.”

But not everything is good in his stories either. Although not as bad as in real life.

“Things are pretty grim in the Seven Kingdoms … but maybe not as grim as they may become here. I cannot help feeling as if we are all now living in a science fiction novel. But not, alas, the sort of science fiction novel that I dreamed of living in when I was a kid, the one with the cities on the Moon, colonies on Mars, household robots programmed with the Three Laws, and flying cars. I never liked the pandemic stories half so well… As ancient as I am, I cannot recall ever having lived through anything like the past few weeks.”

If you have been following our posts, Martin had promised that he would be completing the book by summer 2020 but clearly that’s not happening. Well, they say there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and for the fans of Martin’s book, him writing every day is the best possible news.

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David Horovitch, Graham McTavish and Jefferson Hall among the 7 new actors to have officially joined House of The Dragon

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David Horovitch, Graham McTavish and Jefferson Hall among the 7 new actors to have officially joined House of The Dragon

Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving fast with its production, and we can expect a spring release in 2022. Most of the main characters have been cast, and HBO has officially declared who’s playing who in the much-awaited prequel. With set pictures leaking quite often on the internet, the fans are getting a glimpse of more cast members in action. Recently, seven new characters were officially announced by House of The Dragon’s Twitter handle, along with the actors who will be playing them.

Here’s the list of actors and their roles that have officially been confirmed by House of The Dragon:

Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong : Harwin is said to be the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms. Ser Harwin is the eldest son to Master of Laws Lyonel Strong and heir to Harrenhal.

Jefferson Hall is Lord Jason Lannister: The Lord of Casterly Rock and twin to Ser Tyland Lannister. He also. Plays Tyland Lannister, a crafty and calculating politician, twin to Lord Jason Lannister.

David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos: He’s a voice of reason and trusted advisor to King Viserys.

Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling: Ser Harrold has served in the Kingsguard since the days of King Jaehaerys; he is a paragon of chivalry and honour.

Matthew Needham as Larys Strong: The younger son of Master of Laws Lyonel Strong, he’s brought to court by his father.

Bill Paterson plays Lord Lyman Beesbury: The Lord of Honeyholt and Master of Coin on King Viserys’s small council.

Gavin Spokes is Lord Lyonel Strong: He’s Master of Laws to King Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal.

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George R. R. Martin confirms the existence of 17 dragons in House of The Dragon

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George R. R. Martin confirms the existence of 17 dragons in House of The Dragon

Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is one of HBO’s most ambitious projects yet. The show will be showing the events from the time when Targaryens were flourishing in Westeros, and so were their dragons, about 300 years ago. In a recent discussion with House of The Dragon showrunner Ryan J. Condal and David Mendel on their podcast, The Stuff Dreams are Made of, Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin confirmed the existence of 17 dragons on the show, at least in the first season.

George R. R. Martin confirms the existence of 17 dragons in House of The Dragon

Ryan Condal’s and David Mandel’s podcast about movie and television prop collecting has returned after a mid-season break, and it starts with a bang as Condal recruits none other than George R. R. Martin to discuss his own history as a collector, as well as just a wee bit of discussion of House of the Dragons at the end. Fans should find this one pretty interesting, in particular George’s feelings regarding the ideal adapters of his work going forward.

Discussion of Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon related matter begins around the 1 hour, 18-minute mark. If we will have 17 dragons out of the 21 that exist in the Dance of the Dragons period, we will possibly not see wild dragons in Season 1. Like Gray Ghost and Cannibal.

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Targaryens and Velaryons gather up for a meet in latest House of The Dragon leaks

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Filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving very swiftly, as evident from the frequent leaks we’re witnessing with every passing day. Though HBO has been mum about revealing any more info about the show, these periodic leaks are causing waves of excitement amongst the fans, as they’re left wondering and speculating who’s who in the new set pictures. Fans have been wondering for a while about some of the key characters that have not been announced yet. Recently, a few more pictures were leaked, depicting the Targaryen and Velaryon families gathering up for a meet.

Recently a couple of pictures were leaked by House of The Dragon Brasil’s Twitter handle that showed a huge crowd of cast and crew getting ready for a scene. Several white/silver wigs were spotted, and though the faces are not clear because of the distance, we can make out a few characters who are present at the site.

Some of the key characters present on the set are Rhaenys Velaryon (Eve Best), Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock), Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey) and Matt Smith (Daemon Targaryen). There are more wigged characters as well, but their face is not visible, but we can safely assume they might be Targaryens as well.

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Also, if you live in any of the places where House of the Dragon is currently filming or will be filming in the future, and would like to share photos of the sets/cast or any tips, drop us a mail at connect [at] wikiofthrones [dot] com or use our Contact Us form.







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