If you loved Dangerous Women and the Dunk & Egg novellas get excited because George R.R. Martin has just announced the next anthology, Rogues. Rogues will be containing another fake history novella titled The Rogue Prince, or, the King’s Brother following a similar style as The Princess and The Queen giving us more fake history focusing on House Targaryen. Over at George’s Not a Blog website he said this on the subject:
“The Princess and the Queen,” Archmaester Gyldayn’s somewhat abbreviated account of the Dance of the Dragons, got a great response from all the folks who read it in DANGEROUS WOMEN, so we’ve dipped back into the archmaester’s somewhat disorganized piles of scrolls and crumbling manuscripts, and brought forth another piece of his unpublished history. “The Rogue Prince, or, the King’s Brother,” will tell the story of the years leading up to the calamitious events of “The Princess and the Queen” during the reign of King Viserys I Targaryen, with particular attention to the role played by the king’s brother, Prince Daemon, a rogue if there ever was one. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as you did “The Princess and the Queen.”
(And yes, sadly, “The Rogue Prince” is an abridged account as well. For the full version, you will all need to wait some years, until we publish the complete history of House Targaryen in the GRRMarillion… which, by the way, I’ve decided I am going to call FIRE AND BLOOD, since the GRRMarillion joke has grown somewhat stale by now).
And the greatest part about all of this is that we can expect Rogues in June! So head on over to Amazon and pre-order your copy.