– by Joseph Jammer Medina

A Song of Ice and Fire loyalists can add another reason to the long list of reasons why author George R.R. Martin won’t be delivering The Winds of Winter to bookstores any time soon. It’s not as though the writer has been doing nothing. In addition to any involvement in the Game of Thrones series, he’s also been working on the numerous Game of Thrones spinoffs, and Syfy’s Nightflyers.

A new report from Variety reveals yet another film/TV-related project from the prolific storyteller. According to the outlet, Martin is developing another fantasy project in the form of The Ice Dragon. This film will be an animated enterprise and is based on the novel of the same name by Martin himself, which was first published in 1980.

The Ice Dragon tells the story of a young girl named Adara, who befriends an ice dragon following the death of her mother.

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Here is the synopsis of the story from Amazon:

“In [this world], 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.”

Despite any similarities this title may have with the Game of Thrones series, this story does not take place in the world portrayed by that series or the books that make up its source material. What do you think about Martin turning The Ice Dragon into an animated film? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Variety

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.