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ddiaz28 12/6/2012 8:12:34 AM

I found this interview where GRR himself discusses some of the things we've been speculating at.   Looks like he won't be adapting the RW himself which I believe someone ahd posted he was, and that season 3 will be the first half of book 3 and season 4 will be the second half plus the beginnings of books 4 and 5 like I thought.  Here is the excerpt:

 

“I really didn’t expect my novels to be adapted for television,” added Martin.

Of course now that they have been, Martin has had to cope with the reality of altering his content for the serialized television format. For this reason “A Storm of Swords,” the third book in the series, has been split into two seasons.

“More or less the third season will talk about the first half of the third book and the fourth season will be about the other half and perhaps will also appear the first chapters of ‘Feast for Crows’ and ‘Dance with Dragons,’ because its action will be told chronologically,” said Martin. “The limits between every season and every book are not clear and, in fact, in the second season we saw some things of the third book.”

Martin also hinted that splitting up the book would buy additional time for him to work on the sixth installment, which will be titled “The Winds of Winter.” “I have to write the books, that’s the most important thing for me, and I don’t want them to catch me up,” he said of the HBO series.

Still, Martin added that he was trying not to rush himself, adding, “when I finish this saga I will be judged for the quality of the books, not for the speed of my writing.’

When asked about one of the most shocking turning points in the book, the infamous wedding that takes place at the Twins in book three, Martin said he would not likely be responsible for adapting that chapter for the HBO series, if it is included at all. “If this chapter is finally included in the third season it would appear later, after mine, and I think [the show's creators] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] want to write that by themselves,” said the author.

Wiseguy 12/6/2012 9:14:01 AM

ddiaz is the 6th book suppose to wrap up the series? I thought someone said that before.

I also recall someone saying the guy takes forever to get the books out but if the books are as or better quality than the tv series then I say take your time sir for you are a master

I need to get these books and stop procrastinating

axia777 12/6/2012 4:05:27 PM

 @Wise - No, there are two more books coming.  Book 6 and 7.

dalgoda 12/6/2012 6:26:18 PM

The books are fabulous Wise, although Feast for Crows and Dance with Dragons were originally supposed to be one book and they both suffer a bit for it.  It is definitely worth reading though and will enrich your enjoyment of the TV series.

ddiaz28 12/7/2012 8:35:24 AM

Wiseguy, your question has been answered by these fine folks.  And while George does take forever, they are worth waiting for.  The 6th book will be called Winds of Winter and the 7th A Dream of Spring.  Hopefully not that he is concerned about the show catching up to the books, he won't take quite as long as some of the waits have been.  But I'd rather wait then have him rush.   And you definitely have to read them!  So worth it.  Depending on how fast a reader you are you could probably catch up to book 3 by the end of March if you started now.  I guess you'd have to decide which order you want to experience them now.  Watch first read later, or read first and watch.  I always prefer to read a book first since you get the full story and character's thoughts. 

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Dalgoda,  I didn't find that Feast suffered but I think Dance did a bit even though it had my favorite characters.  Danaerys' story didn't seem to go anywhere until the end.  For a book called Dance with Dragons, the dragons weren't prominent at all. 

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