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Marc reviews The Rogue Prince

I have to start with a confession: I'm a busy guy. I'll spare you the extraordinarily engrossing details - suffice to say, between my editing and freelance writing work, along with my ebook business and family and house and three cats and one bird, I have very little in the way of what imaginary people call free time - but, please believe me, I don't have the luxury of playing videogames or going out to see many movies or, perhaps most sadly of all, engaging in that simple pleasure called reading.

Johnny reviews The Rogue Prince

Although it is shorter than George R. R. Martin's last "short" story by almost every measure-- length, dialogue, action, significance-- "The Rogue Prince" matches "The Princess and the Queen" exactly in terms of style and purpose. It's told from the same humorless perspective of one Archmaester Gyldayn. It focuses on the same set of characters from an only slightly earlier era. And TRP is, like TPATQ, a boon to those of us who love the history of A Song of Ice and Fire. But for all its similarities, is "The Rogue Prince" as good as "The Princess and the Queen?" Is it even any good at all?

Miles reviews The Rogue Prince

George R.R. Martin seems both blessed and cursed. His fan base, already composed of devoted Ice and Fire zealots, is only growing thanks to the enormous popularity of the TV adaptation, and, as of this moment, he is probably one of the most widely recognizable authors currently working in genre fiction. However, as Martin himself constantly reminds us in his work, there is always a price, and his success comes hand-in-hand with increasingly rabid demands for new material. Hence, "The Rogue Prince," the latest in a series of short stories and novellas designed to placate a ravenous fan base a little while longer.

Stefan reviews The Rogue Prince

In the newest anthology he has edited, Rogues, George R.R. Martin has included the aptly named "The Rogue Prince." As with his previous anthology, Dangerous Women - which included "The Princess and the Queen" - "The Rogue Prince" is a fragment of a much larger text about the inception of the Dance of the Dragons, the shattering Targaryen civil war that happened over 150 years before the events of the book series proper. This (shorter) issue concerns itself with the history leading up to the death of Viserys I, where "The Princess and the Queen" began, a story that, by a benign reader, might be read as being dominated by the titular rogue prince, Daemon Targaryen. Alas, I'm not benign.

Rogues Week at Tower of the Hand

A Song of Ice and Fire fans, rejoice! The next installment in George R.R. Martin's ever-expanding saga hits stands tomorrow in the form of Rogues, the latest anthology he's co-editing with long-time partner in crime, Gardner Dozois.

External Link The Rogue Prince, or, the King's Brother. Yesterday George R. R. Martin announced Rogues, a new anthology that will follow up on his previous anthologies, Warriors and Dangerous Women. Once again co-edited by Gardner Dozois, Rogues will feature 20+ original short stories by a collection of popular, crossgenre authors, including Neil Gaiman and Patrick Rothfuss. Rogues will be published by Bantam Spectra on June 17, 2014.

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