Just when you thought you only had to wait for two more books by George R.R. Martin, his editor goes and hints at an eighth Game of Thrones book.
Anne Groell recently said in a Q&A that there could be an eighth book in the series because, technically, there’s an eighth kingdom in A Song of Ice and Fire.
According to The Guardian:
“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. Then he said five books. I said Seven Books for Seven Kingdoms. Then he went to six. I said… Well, you get it. Finally, we were on the same page. Seven Books for Seven Kingdoms. Good. 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.”
Granted, it’s all speculation and it’s an editor who, y’know, gets paid if there’s another book so grain of salt and all — but part of me did the wide eyeball thing at the news because waiting is hard enough as it is!