George R.R. Martin missed the projected deadline for the sixth novel in his Song of Ice and Fire series. However, have no fear: Game of Thrones addicts can enjoy all-new material — including a sneak preview of the forthcoming The Winds of Winter — courtesy of the iBooks Store.
Released today is what Martin is calling an “amazing next step in the world of books,” with a new digital edition of A Game of Thrones, packing a “world of additional content” including the aforementioned sixth novel excerpt.
Marking 20 years since the first book in the saga was published, the “enhanced edition” book doesn’t just offer the text itself, but also interactive character maps, annotations, timelines, family trees, audio clips, and more.
“We’re now entering a new period in the history of publishing,” Martin said. “The digital book gives readers the ability to experience all this rich secondary material that had not been possible before. These enhanced editions, available only on iBooks, include sigils and family trees and glossaries. Anything that confuses you, anything you want to know more about, it’s right there at your fingertips. It’s an amazing next step in the world of books.”
Enhanced editions of the other novels in the series are set for release over the coming months. At present, A Clash of Kings will hit the digital bookshelves on October 27, A Storm of Swords on December 15, and A Feast for Crows and A Dance of Dragons in February and March 2017.
You can check out the first book in the series here.