George RR Martin has announced his children’s book The Ice Dragon will be back in print soon, with an all-new edition being released on October 21st. The Ice Dragon is an illustrated and edited version of a short story that George wrote in the 1970’s. The new edition The Ice Dragon of will be lavishly illustrated by award-winning fantasy artist Luis Royo.
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.
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