I re-read "The Hedge Knight" last night. It was lovely, again. And shorter (and slightly less heart wrenching) than re-reading the series of 4 books in The Song of Ice & Fire
. I still enjoy your writing and your world.
After I finished and wiped the small wetness from my eye, I was tempted to visit your website
to see if there was an update. Or more specifically, THE
update. You know the one. The one that everyone is waiting for. The one where in you can hear the rejoicing sounding from the walls as a hundred thousand geeks voices join in unison. The one you will post (you will won't you?) saying that A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
is finished. I know you know that we all want that, as you have continually posted updates
that are defending against the swell of fans.
And yet, there is no update. There is no Dance with Dragons. There is only the ghost of a novel ever dancing at the edge of reality, and yet never manafesting.
I swear to the Seven, good ser, if you should pull a Robert Jordan and die before you finish this opus, I will beseech the Father to send the Warrior to bring you back from the Stranger and lay you at the feet of the Mother and force you to write under the Smith's guidance and the Maiden's inspiration before you are allowed to revisit the Crone.
GIVE ME MY BOOK.