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Rogues Week at Tower of the Hand

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6/16/2014 11:00:00 AM ET

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.

The Rogue Prince, or: The King's Brother is Martin's fifth prequel novella in ASOIAF lore, and what's more interesting than its publication just a mere six months after the previous short story (The Princess and the Queen, or: The Blacks and the Greens, released as part of the Dangerous Women anthology) is its origin: eager to include another piece of the Ice and Fire puzzle (due to sales reasons, of course) but not eager to take precious writing time away from the long-awaited Winds of Winter, Martin decided to once again dip into material that was excised from the equally-oft-delayed The World of Ice and Fire and cobble together another accounting of Westerosi history. The Rogue Prince, in the author's own words, "will tell the story of the years leading up to the calamitous 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." Or, to put it as TOTH's very own Miles did: it's a prequel to a prequel to a prequel.

To commemorate the occasion, the editors and long-time essayists of Tower of the Hand are reviewing the new novella, one day at a time for the whole week. Hey - it's not often we get to consume a new chunk of our favorite story, and, besides, it gives us a chance to mingle in the solar outside of our usual roundtable discussions.

Here's what to expect:rogues.jpg

Tuesday, June 17: Stefan's review
Wednesday, June 18: Miles's review
Thursday, June 19: Johnny's review
Friday, June 20: Marc's review

So enjoy the fallout of season four today, pick up your copy of Rogues first thing tomorrow morning, and then come back every day for what is sure to be the biggest Song of Ice and Fire controversy since the fourth season hit the air.

Best regards,

Marc N. Kleinhenz
Features editor, Tower of the Hand
Editor, "Rogues Week" and Tower of the Hand: A Flight of Sorrows


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