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Faces & names: Martin might write eighth book in 'Ice and Fire' series

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Good news, “Game of Thrones” fans — the source material for your favorite dragons-and-swords series could be getting an extension.

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George R.R. Martin, the author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” books, might write an eighth installment of the series that “Game of Thrones” is based on.

Martin’s editor, Anne Groell, made the reveal during a Q&A session on Suvudu.com this week.

Though Groell said she and Martin are contracted for just seven books, she didn’t shoot down the possibility of an eighth novel when asked by a fan.

“I remember when he called me, years and years back, to confess that his little trilogy was … well … no longer a trilogy. He predicted four books. I said Seven Books for Seven Kingdoms,” Groell said. “Only, as I recently learned while editing ‘The World of Ice and Fire’ (another awesome thing you must buy when it comes out!), there are really technically eight kingdoms, all having to do with who has annexed what when Aegon the Conqueror landed in Westeros. So, maybe eight books for Seven Kingdoms would be okay.”

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