Author George R.R. Martin will release Game of Thrones prequel Fire & Blood later this year.
今年，《权力的游戏》作者乔治·马丁将推出小说前传《Fire & Blood》。
It will serve as a prequel to the A Song of Ice and Fire book series that is the narrative for HBO's Game of Thrones.
这部《Fire & Blood》是《冰与火之歌》系列的前传，美国HBO电视网将《冰与火之歌》改编为电视剧《权力的游戏》。
But Fire & Blood and its forthcoming companion won't be novels.
但是《Fire & Blood》及其相关作品不会以小说的形式呈现。
According to Martin's publisher Ballantine Bantam Dell, Fire & Blood will be "the definitive history of the Targaryens in Westeros and chronicles the conquest that united the Seven Kingdoms under Targaryen rule through the Dance of the Dragons: the Targaryen civil war that nearly ended their dynasty forever."
马丁的出版商班乐廷·班特曼·戴尔说，《Fire & Blood》会是“坦格利安家族在维斯特洛最完整的历史记录，记载了七个王国在坦格利安统治下通过龙之舞得到统一，内战最终永久摧毁了七个王国。”
Martin discussed the new prequel on his blog saying it's a "hefty book" with a 1,000-page manuscript.
Unfortunately fans of Martin's long-awaited book The Winds of Winter won't be getting it this year.
而粉丝们期待已久的《The Winds of Winter 》今年不会面世。
In a statement, Martin said: "No, winter is not coming... not in 2018, at least," he wrote. "You're going to have to keep waiting for THE WINDS OF WINTER. ... I do want to stress...indeed, I want to shout... that FIRE & BLOOD is not a novel. This is not a traditional narrative and was never intended to be…let's call this one 'imaginary history' instead. The essential point being the 'history' part. I love reading popular histories myself, and that's what I was aiming for here… As for me, I'm returning once again to THE WINDS OF WINTER."
马丁在某声明中说：“2018年《The Winds of Winter 》没法上，至少18年没希望。大家可能还要继续等。想强调一下《Fire & Blood》不是一本小说，也不是一般的记叙文，更不是大家以前以为的‘想象中的历史’。重点在‘历史’，我喜欢读野史，这也是我在这个作品中要表达的。现在也会再执笔《The Winds of Winter 》。”
The Game of Thrones author has not yet finished the novel which will follow 2011's A Dance With Dragons in the series.
《The Winds of Winter 》是2011年出版的《冰与火之歌5》的后续，马丁目前尚未完成小说。
Fire & Blood is due November 20 via Ballantine Bantam Dell.
据其出版商说，《Fire & Blood》将在11月20日面世。
The new and final season of Game of Thrones will air on HBO in 2019.