George R.R. Martin’s The Ice Dragon to be animated film

George R.R. Martin’s short book about a young girl befriending a rare dragon, The Ice Dragon, will be an animated feature adaptation by Warner Bros., according to a report by Deadline.

While fans of his massively popular fantasy epic saga, A Song of Ice and Fire, are still waiting for the sixth book in the series, The Winds of Winter, Martin seems content to give everyone anything but this. Last month, he revealed that he would be releasing a new, heavy volume of history set in Westeros, focusing on House Targaryen, called Fire and Blood. And now the news about The Ice Dragon which Martin is set to produce, according to Collider.

It’s most likely that the conclusion of A Song of Ice and Fire in print will happen after the television adaptation, Game of Thrones, airs its final season in 2019. There will be other content to chew on until then.

The Ice Dragon GRRMHere is the official synopsis of the book (taken from Amazon):

The Ice Dragon is an enchanting tale of courage and sacrifice for young readers and adults by the wildly popular author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series, George R.R. Martin. Lavish illustrations by acclaimed artist Luis Royo enrich this captivating and heartwarming story of a young girl and her dragon.

In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire 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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