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Excerpt from the Winds of Winter

January 27, 2013

MERCY ¬†She woke with a gasp, not knowing who she was, or where. The smell of blood was heavy in her nostrils… or was that her nightmare, lingering? She had dreamed of wolves again, of running through some dark pine … Read More

A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying: Night’s Watch

October 31, 2012

The good folks at Green Ronin Press are about to roll out the latest supplement to their SONG OF ICE AND FIRE rpg. This one is Night’s Watch. Night’s Watch gives you everything you need to add this once noble … Read More

Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones

October 26, 2012

Holiday gift surprises are coming early this year in the form of a new book about the making of HBO’s Game of Thrones written by the show’s executive story editor Bryan Cogman. Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones is packed with … Read More

Game of Thrones Wins a Hugo!

September 25, 2012

Season 1 of HBO’s Game of Thrones won this year’s Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form. The Hugos are an esteemed set of awards given annually for the best fantasy or science fiction works from the previous year. … Read More

AWARD SEASON

August 19, 2012

George R.R. Martin is extremely honored to have been selected to receive The World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award to be given out this November at the World Fantasy Convention in Toronto Canada. George will be joining a very distinguished group … Read More

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A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying: A Game of Thrones Edition

August 15, 2012

RPG Authors Robert J. Schwalb and Steve Kenson at Green Ronin have released a new edition of their SONG OF ICE AND FIRE Roleplaying Game. Not only have they revised and updated the game, they have packaged it in breathtaking … Read More

DINING IN WESTEROS A FEAST OF ICE AND FIRE

August 14, 2012

You have read George R.R. Martin’s magnificent descriptions of sumptuous banquets in his saga A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. You have watched his characters revel at these amazing feasts in HBO’s GAME OF THRONES. Now you can enjoy these … Read More

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A GAME OF THRONES PREMIERE ISSUE RELEASED

September 30, 2011

The first issue of GAME OF THRONES, from Dynamite and Random House, is now on sale in your favorite local comic book shop, bookstore, or spinner rack. (Or at least it WAS on sale. GOT #1 went on sale last … Read More

DRAGON TIME

March 3, 2011

No. Sorry. Not done yet. I’m close, though. Watch this space. When the book is done, you will read it here. Meanwhile… there is news. Big news. The end is in sight, at long long last, and we’re close enough … Read More

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FANTASY FLIGHT UNVEILS BATTLES OF WESTEROS

July 14, 2010

Fantasy Flight Games, the folks who brought you the popular Game of Thrones board game, collectible card game, and living card game, have just shipped their latest: BATTLES OF WESTEROS, a war game/ miniatures game based on the BattleLore system. … Read More

CLEARANCE SALE AT VALYRIAN RESIN

April 7, 2010

All good things come to an end, alas. Valyrian Resin’s line of Ice & Fire minibusts is one of those. My license with Haute Products has now run its course and expired, so there will be no more releases. (A … Read More

TED NASMITH ILLUSTRATES 2011 ICE & FIRE CALENDAR

March 29, 2010

Next year’s official Song of Ice and Fire calendar has just moved into production, and will be available this summer, publisher Bantam Spectra has informed me. This year’s calendar is illustrated by the acclaimed fantasy artist Ted Nasmith, featuring a … Read More

WINTER IS COMING … TO HBO

March 5, 2010

The Ides of March came early this year… on the 2nd, actually, when HBO ended months of suspense by giving us the green light with a ten-episode order (that’s pilot plus nine) for the GAME OF THRONES television adaptation. (If … Read More

FANTASY FLIGHT ANNOUNCES ‘DAYS OF ICE & FIRE’

February 22, 2010

Fantasy Flight Games (FFG), the good folks responsible for the popular Song of Ice and Fire card games and board games, will be bringing me up to Minnesota as a special guest ‘Days of Ice and Fire,’ a weekend-long celebration … Read More

MORE MINIATURES FROM DARK SWORD

February 21, 2010

Dark Sword Miniatures just keeps rolling along, releasing one terrific figure after another in their “George R.R. Martin Masterworks” range of figures, based on the characters from my fantasy series, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. It has been a … Read More

NEEDLES FOR SALE

July 22, 2009

Valyrian Steel is now taking preorders for their full-size replica of Arya Stark’s sword, Needle, forged at Winterfell by Mikken as a gift from Jon Snow. They expect to be shipping the sword in the fall, probably September or October. … Read More

CYANIDE OPTIONS VIDEOGAME RIGHTS TO SONG OF ICE & FIRE

June 8, 2009

For years now fans of my epic fantasy series A Song of Ice & Fire have been writing and emailing me to suggest… ask… beg for the books to be made into a videogame. I’m thrilled to be able to … Read More

TWO FROM GREEN RONIN

May 13, 2009

The good folks at Green Ronin Games have been busy of late, with two new releases that should be of interest to my readers. For all the Wild Cards fanatics out there, they have just released Wild Cards: All-In, A … Read More

THE FEAST IS SERVED

December 12, 2008

The good news: the long-awaited Subterranean Press limited edition of A FEAST FOR CROWS, with its gorgeous Tom Canty covers and interior artwork, should be ready to ship before the end of January. The bad news: both the numbered and … Read More

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2009 ICE & FIRE CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE

November 24, 2008

Here’s your chance to spend a year in Westeros. The official Song of Ice and Fire for 2009 is now at the printers and will soon be shipping… in plenty of time for Christmas and the New Year. Published by … Read More

SpectraPulse to Feature DWD Sample Chapter

February 8, 2008

A new sample chapter from A DANCE WITH DRAGONS will be featured in the premiere issue of SpectraPulse, the new magazine sampler from Bantam Spectra, scheduled to make its debut at this year’s New York City Comicon. SpectraPulse will not … Read More

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VALYRIAN RESINS DEBUT AT SAN DIEGO COMICON

August 15, 2007

Sharp-eyed Ice & Fire fans at last week’s mammoth San Diego Comicon may have spied a trio of familiar faces among the thousands of items on display. The good folks behind Haute Products, Jed Haigh and Justice Joseph, were there … Read More

DARK SWORD MINIATURES ANNOUNCES ICE & FIRE RANGE

August 13, 2007

Cool news for wargamers, miniatures collectors, figure painters, toy soldier guys, and Ice & Fire readers — Dark Sword Miniatures has officially unveiled its plans for a brand new line of premium pewter miniatures based on the world of A … Read More

GREEN RONIN TO PUBLISH NEW RPG

April 24, 2007

Role-playing will soon return to Westeros. I’m pleased to announce that I have signed an agreement with industry leader Green Ronin Publishing to produce a new role-playing game based on A Song of Ice and Fire. The license was officially … Read More

THE SWORDS OF SEVEN KINGDOMS

March 21, 2007

What’s a knight without his sword? (A dead knight, frequently). Well, my readers won’t have to worry about that for much longer. I’m pleased and excited to announce that I’ve signed a deal with Jalic, Inc of East Lansing, Michigan, … Read More

“VALYRIAN RESIN” TO PRODUCE ICE & FIRE MINIBUSTS

December 7, 2006

An exciting new line of colorful collectibles is in the works for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire. I am pleased to announce that I have just inked a deal with Haute Products to produce and distribute a … Read More

GRRM PODCAST

October 5, 2006

Join George R. R. Martin, the New York Times bestselling author of the epic A Song of Ice and Fire cycle, for his very first podcast. In these eight episodes, George covers a range of topics from the birth of … Read More

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BANTAM TO PUBLISH THE WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE

September 2, 2006

I’ve had readers writing and emailing me for years asking for some sort of “encyclopedia” or concordance for Westeros and the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, so it thrills me no end to announce that a few … Read More

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A FEAST FOR CROWS CONTENDS FOR QUILL

September 1, 2006

My fantasy novel A FEAST FOR CROWS has been named a finalist for this year’s Quill Award in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror category. The other contenders are A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES (Dell) by Diana Gabaldon, CELL: A NOVEL (Scribner, … Read More

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GUARDIANS OF ORDER OUT OF BUSINESS

July 28, 2006

I regret to announce that Guardians of Order, the Canadian games company that issued the GAME OF THRONES role-playing game last fall, is closing its doors and going out of business. Although the GoO website remains open and there is … Read More

SUBTERRANEAN STORM OF SWORDS AT PRINTER

July 19, 2006

The long-awaited illustrated limited edition of A STORM OF SWORDS is finally on its way. All the artwork is complete, the interior design has been finished and checked, and the book is in the hands of the printers. Bill Schafer … Read More

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TESTOR CORPORATION RELEASES ‘RUBY FORD’ LIMITED EDITION

April 9, 2006

For all you figure collectors and miniature painters who have been waiting so patiently, the Testor Corporation has just announced the release the first set of figures based on the characters in A Song of Ice and Fire – The … Read More

CROWS CONTEND FOR HUGO AWARD

April 5, 2006

The members of the LACon IV and Interaction worldcons have nominated A Feast for Crows for the Hugo Award for the Best Novel of 2005. The Hugo is the oldest and most prestigious award in science fiction and fantasy, and … Read More

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AUDIO CLIPS FROM A FEAST FOR CROWS NOW ON RANDOM HOUSE WEBSITE

January 1, 2006

Two excerpts from the forthcoming audio edition of A Feast For Crows are now available: clip 1 – clip 2

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COMING SOON TO A SHOP NEAR YOU

December 26, 2005

Westeros is on the way. The Testor’s Corporation of Rockford, Illinois is moving full speed ahead with its plans for three lines of miniatures based on A Song of Ice and Fire. The initial release will be a group of … Read More

SUBTERRANEAN HOLIDAY SPECIALS

December 19, 2005

In the holiday spirit, Bill Schafer of Subterranean Press is offering a couple of special deals from now through the end of the year… for the collector on your list, if he or she has been good enough. Subterranean has … Read More

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THE ART OF ICE AND FIRE RELEASED BY FANTASY FLIGHT

November 28, 2005

The Art of George R.R. Martin’s A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, edited by Brian Wood, was released nationwide in early November and should now be available at a bookstore or comics shop near you. The book is available in … Read More

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THE CROWS FLY HIGH

November 27, 2005

The feast has finally been served, and the crows have taken flight… higher than anyone (including me) would ever have dared dream. The American hardcover of A FEAST FOR CROWS was released on November 8, and immediately shot to the … Read More

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CLASH OF KINGS LIMITED EDITION STILL AVAILABLE

November 22, 2005

It’s not too late for collectors who would like to add a copy of the gorgeous signed, numbered, illustrated edition of A CLASH OF KINGS to their bookshelves. Stocks are shrinking fast, but for the moment this deluxe edition still … Read More

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SIGNED BOOKMARKS FROM SUBTERRANEAN

November 11, 2005

Subterranean Press is offering free bookmarks to all those who order its signed, limited edition of A STORM OF SWORDS before November 15. For details about this special limited-time offer, check their news page . The Subterranean STORM is moving … Read More

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MINIATURES ON THE MARCH

October 6, 2005

Work continues apace on the new Song of Ice & Fire miniatures game and the various ranges of minis that the Testor Corporation plans to debut in the fall. Game designer Andy Chambers has delivered his first version of the … Read More

FANTASY FLIGHT TO PUBLISH THE ART OF ICE AND FIRE

September 28, 2005

Some say that a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, Fantasy Flight Games will soon be releasing the equivilent of half a million words about the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and their people and places: a deluxe hardcover … Read More

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BROTHERHOOD LAUNCHES FAN WEBSITE

September 19, 2005

The wild and wonderful group of Ice & Fire readers who call themselves the Brotherhood Without Banners have been getting together and throwing parties at worldcons ever since Philadelphia in 2001… and usually the BWB event turns out to be … Read More

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WHITE WOLF JOINS FORCES WITH GUARDIANS OF ORDER ON GAME OF THRONES RPG

June 22, 2005

White Wolf Publishing and Guardians Of Order have reached an agreement to join forces on the publication of the GAME OF THRONES roleplaying game. White Wolf will publish and distribute the game under its Sword & Sorcery imprint, while Guardians … Read More

SUBTERRANEAN PRESS TO PUBLISH ICE & FIRE LIMITED EDITIONS

May 29, 2005

Collectors take note. Subterranean Press will be publishing the deluxe illustrated version of A STORM OF SWORDS, having just purchased the rights to continue the series of limited editions from Meisha Merlin and Bantam Books. The first two volumes in … Read More

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CLASH OF KINGS LIMITED EDITION NOW SHIPPING

May 4, 2005

The long-awaited and much-delayed illustrated edition of A Clash of Kings is on its way at last. Meisha Merlin has informed me that the books are back from the printer, and are now shipping! This deluxe limited edition is lavishly … Read More

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NEW RELEASES ANNOUNCED BY FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES

April 18, 2005

Fans of the GAME OF THRONES collectible card game will soon have two new sets to help them win the Iron Throne. The Valyrian Premium Starters will be released in April 2005. This release includes two 40-card decks, representing the … Read More

CLASH OF KINGS LIMITED TO SHIP APRIL 11

March 23, 2005

The long-awaited and much-delayed illustrated limited edition of A Clash of Kings is on its way at last, I’m thrilled to say. Some of you ordered this book three years ago and have been waiting patiently, I know. You have … Read More

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GOO ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS FOR GAME OF THRONES RPG

February 2, 2005

Guardians Of Order is now taking pre-orders for a special Deluxe Limited Edition of their long-awaited and highly anticipated GAME OF THRONES role-playing game. The book is intended to be an authoritative reference guide to the series and the world … Read More

IGNOTUS AWARDS FOR KINGS AND DRAGONS

November 16, 2004

Spanish fandom gathered in Cadiz from November 5th through 7th for their 22nd nation science fiction and fantasy convention, HispaCon Gadir 2K4, and presented their annual Ignotus Awards, for work first published in Spanish in 2003. These are the Spanish … Read More

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KING AEGON’S SILVER STAG

June 10, 2004

Robert Baratheon always hated counting coppers. Maybe you do too. Well, here’s your chance to move on up to silver. Last year Will Whitfoot of Shire Post, long renowned for turning out splendid Middle Earth coinage for Tolkien fanatics, issued … Read More

FANTASY FLIGHT TO EXPAND GAME OF THRONES BOARD GAME

April 7, 2004

Fantasy Flight’s A GAME OF THRONES board game has been doing so well that they are planning an expansion. The first version of the game allowed for only five players: Stark, Lannister, Greyjoy, Baratheon, and Tyrell. The expanded version will … Read More

A GAME OF THRONES WINS IGNOTUS AWARD

November 22, 2003

The Spanish translation of A GAME OF THRONES from Gigamesh Press of Barcelona has been named the winner of the Ignotus Award as the “Best Foreign Novel of 2002.” The Ignotus Awards — the “Spanish Hugo” — are voted by … Read More

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AN AUDIO SONG OF ICE AND FIRE — UNABRIDGED!

I get a lot of emails. The question asked most often is “When will A FEAST FOR CROWS be done?” But second place probably goes to “Why isn’t A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE available as an audiobook?” It’s a … Read More

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ICE AND FIRE LITHOGRAPH STILL AVAILABLE

September 15, 2003

Mike S. Miller, the penciller on Roaring Studio’s wonderful comic adaption of THE HEDGE KNIGHT, is also doing a series of four dramatic full-color scenes inspired by A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. Each of them will be an original … Read More

HEADS OR STARS?

August 12, 2003

The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros have the usual sort of maddening medieval monetary system. No simple base ten nonsense here. No, Westerosi coinage is more akin to old, pre-metric British money, with its pounds, shillings, guineas, ha’pennies, tuppences, and groats. … Read More

Origins Award

June 27, 2003

The collectible card game of A GAME OF THRONES won the Origins Award for the best new CCG at the recent Origins convention. Congratulations to the guys from Fantasy Flight Games!

GAME OF THRONES CCG NOMINATED FOR ORIGINS AWARD

April 20, 2003

The good folks at Fantasy Flights Games have been doing a wonderful job with the collectible card game based on A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, and it looks as though I’m not the only one to think so. The … Read More

A STORM OF SWORDS PAPERBACK RELEASED

April 3, 2003

All those Ice and Fire readers who have been waiting with bated breath for the mass market paperback of A STORM OF SWORDS can finally exhale. Bantam Spectra released its paperback of the third volume of A SONG OF ICE … Read More

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TWO GRRM DRAGONS

The gaming magazine DRAGON is offering a double dip of Westeros for fans of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. The current issue of DRAGON (#305) includes “The Arms of the Kraken,” a novella-length excerpt from A FEAST FOR CROWS, … Read More

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A STORM OF SWORDS wins Geffen Prize

February 28, 2003

The Hebrew translation of A STORM OF SWORDS has won the Geffen Prize for the best fantasy book of the year in Israel. The award was announced at Icon 2002, the Israeli national SF convention. The Hebrew editions of A … Read More

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THE ART OF ICE AND FIRE

February 20, 2003

Artist Mike S. Miller has been doing a sensational job on the pencils for the graphic version of “The Hedge Knight” (forthcoming from Roaring Studios and Image Comics), bringing Dunk and Egg and their friends and enemies to vivid life.. … Read More

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A GAME OF THRONES collectible card game

November 19, 2002

FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES debuted its collectible card game A GAME OF THRONES last August at Gencon, to a very enthusiastic reception from the games community. The game has gotten some great reviews, and Fantasy Flight has lots of exciting plans … Read More

Free Artwork Preorder Program

June 15, 2002

Fantasy Flight is offering a limited edition print signed by George R. R. Martin to everyone who preorders a booster display (36 booster packs) of A Game of Thrones from their local game store. You get to choose which of … Read More

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ICE & FIRE CARD GAME ON SCHEDULE

May 25, 2002

The folks at Fantasy Flight Games tell me that playtesting has been completed for the collectible card game based on A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE and the world of Westeros and its Seven Kingdoms. All the artwork is in … Read More

Yesterday was tax day

April 16, 2002

Yesterday was tax day, a traumatic time in the life of a freelance writer. Others may get refunds, but for those of us who are self-employed April 15 is almost always the day on which we write big checks to … Read More

FANTASY FLIGHT ANNOUNCES ICE & FIRE GAMES

March 12, 2002

FANTASY FLIGHT ANNOUNCES ICE & FIRE GAMES

A STORM OF SWORDS on final ballot for Nebula award

February 28, 2002

A STORM OF SWORDS on final ballot for Nebula award.

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A CLASH OF KINGS

February 22, 2002

Meisha Merlin Press is now accepting orders and deposits for the second volume in its series of “A Song of Ice and Fire” limited editions, the signed numbered slipcased edition of A CLASH OF KINGS, illustrated by John Howe. Howe … Read More

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JOHN HOWE TO ILLUSTRATE LIMITED EDITION OF A CLASH OF KINGS

December 5, 2001

Tolkien fans need no introduction to John Howe’s beautiful and evocative artwork, which has made him one of the world’s best known and best respected fantasy illustrators. Meisha Merlin Press managed to lure John from Middle Earth to Westeros last … Read More

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Hard to believe that December is already upon us

December 1, 2001

Hard to believe that December is already upon us, with the end of the year just ahead. I hope all of you visiting this website had as pleasant a Thanksgiving as I did. There’s nothing like having turkey with friends… … Read More

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Fantasy and SF bestsellers for 2001

November 21, 2001

Amazon.com has announced its Fantasy and SF bestsellers for 2001, and GRRM is on the list three times at #11 (A GAME OF THRONES paperback), #17 (A CLASH OF KINGS paperback), and #23 (A STORM OF SWORDS hardcover).

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A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE

August 15, 2001

I wanted to bring you all up to date on some on some of the latest publication plans for A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. Bantam Spectra has just informed me of their plans to issue the first three volumes … Read More

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A Storm of Swords wins Locus Best Fantasy Novel Award!

July 12, 2001

A Storm of Swords wins Locus Best Fantasy Novel Award!

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A Storm of Swords on Final Ballot for 2001 Hugo Award

April 25, 2001

A Storm of Swords on Final Ballot for 2001 Hugo Award

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Limited Edition of A Game of Thrones

March 12, 2001

Meisha Merlin Releases Illustrated Limited Edition of A Game of Thrones

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SF Site’s Reader’s Choice list

November 1, 2000

A CLASH OF KINGS took the #1 place on the SF Site’s Reader’s Choice list for best book of 1999. See the whole list at: SF Site

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USA Today’s bestseller list

A Storm of Swords hits USA Today‘s bestseller list

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A Storm of Swords hits #12

A Storm of Swords hits #12 on The New York Times bestseller list

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