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Forget last Game of Thrones book, George RR Martin is working on an Ice Dragon animated movie

May 29th, 2018 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

It has been a long time since the last book in the main A Song of Fire and Ice series was released – in fact, it has been so long that we have had another ice age, survived a apocalypse and rebuilt society.

Yet, still the Winds of Winter is no closer to hitting the shelves; not that George RR Martin hasn’t been busy.

His latest project is an animated movie based on one of his short stories, The Ice Dragon.

The story tells of the Ice Dragon, a legendary creature who is tamed by a young girl named Adara, a winter child born in the cold years, who rides the dragon’s back and saves her village from destruction. The synopsis for the book reads:

In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire the ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember.

Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara’s home. And only a winter child—and the ice dragon who loved her—could save her world from utter destruction.

The upcoming project is from Warner Bros Animation (the studio behind The LEGO Movie, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies and Storks), and though A Song of Ice and Fire is mentioned in the description, this likely doesn’t take place in the same universe as Game of Thrones as Martin wrote The Ice Dragon in 1980, years before A Game of Thrones was first published.

Source: Screencrush

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