Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Edi's Lighthouse Chatter: I Dance With Dragons

Dear Readers,

I'm sure most of you read the A Plea to George R.R. Martin fans over at Voyager Books.

For all of you who still don't know I quote it for you:


Dear UK George R.R. Martin fans,

We know that there are a lot of you out there.

We know that most of you, like us, have been waiting nigh on six years to crack open the cover of A DANCE WITH DRAGONS and dive back into Westeros to relish the adventures of our old friends Jon, Daenerys, Arya and Tyrion et al.

The wait is almost over – just 14 days and counting. But due to reasons out of our control, the embargo in Europe has been broken and a few US copies have been delivered to customers in error. Only 180 copies have escaped the embargo, but already there are spoilers leaking out.

And so, Voyager is asking you – if you can bear it – to avoid your favourite GRRM-related sites (except for George’s official site, and the Voyager site of course, where we will be screening comments as always) to ensure that the latest instalment of this epic story is not spoiled for you. You’ve got a remarkable journey ahead of you, and some stunning surprises, and nothing should come between you and that experience. The embargo is now being thoroughly enforced by all accounts and customers around the world to ensure that no more copies are sold early.

And we would also issue a plea to those 180 fans who have managed to get hold of a copy, to please consider all the other fans around the world who have to wait for the official 12 July pub date and save your spoilers!


Jane, Emma and Amy
Voyager Editorial Team"

Now you may ask why I post about it. The reason is quite simple. Today I received one of the 180 copies.

I fully agree with the plea above which means I will not post about the ADWD content until the official publishing date.

But to be honest I have been overwhelmed when I opened the package. I think it is no spoiler when I post a pic with me and ADWD.

Following two pictures should give you and impression of the seize.

Believe me or not, I still did not read a single page. I'm awestruck ..... But tomorrow ......



Mark Lawrence said...

well done! enjoy it!

Sarah (Bookworm Blues) said...

Wow!! Lucky you!

I still need to preorder my copy. I'm a little behind...

Simcha said...

I've actually never read this series. I started the first book a while ago but didn't really get into it since it wasn't fantasy enough for my taste. I've been meaning to give it another try though, mainly so that I can watch the show.
I hope you enjoy your new book.

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

So jealous! How cool that I know one of those shifty 180 Germans. :D

RaveAir said...

I'm so jealous! You're very lucky one!

I preordered ADwD from bookdepository, but I think I still have to wait 3 weeks least...

ediFanoB said...

I'm sure I will enjoy it. Would like to have some days off ....

ediFanoB said...

to be honest I ordered the book in 2009!

ediFanoB said...

there are series/books we like or dislike. I fell in love with the series within the first ten pages of the first book.

But there are other series like The Wheel of Time where did get into.

I think the most important thing is that we read the books we like and not the books other people like.

Enjoy reading ...

ediFanoB said...

No reason to be jealous. Only twelve days to go until official publishing date.

ediFanoB said...

of course you have to wait a bit longer. But with a preorder you will get definitely a copy. I'm afraid the book will be sold out soon after publishing date.

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