Evil Twin wrote:
So... I've currently got A Dance with Dragons in my hand right now (The library where I catalog just got our copies in.) But it'll be a little while yet before I read it. Still doing my re-read of the others (Joffrey just kicked the bucket in ASoS) and I doubt I'll be able to get through all of AFFC before the 12th.
One thing I will say right off the bat though, the maps have all been beautifully redrawn, AND we finally have an official map of the Free Cities and western Essos. Huzzah!
Hmmm, GRRM talked about 180 copies that slipped through Amazon.de error (one is hopefully making its way to me right now), but I guess the actual number is higher than that. People on westeros.org talked about Japanese Amazon also selling the book and about some small shops in Germany and Holland that are selling or intend to sell the book early.
Another thing - if you don't want to be spoiled about ADWD, don't go to IMDB's GOT board.