The Winds of Winter has made fans wait far too long. But now the wait is finally coming to an end. With George RR Martin quarantined in a secluded cabin on the mountains solely to focus on finishing the sixth instalment, the end of the wait is in sight.
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The Winds of Winter is coming
The fifth book named ‘A Dance with Dragons’ came out in 2011. Which means that fans have now been waiting for nearly a decade for the continuation of the story.
Every Game of Thrones enthusiast has only one question on their mind- When will the next book be out? The epic fantasy TV series is based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire.
After such a long wait, the fans were over the moon when the author first revealed that he is more focussed now on writing the sixth book. According to Finance Rewind, Martin said that due to Covid-19 pandemic he decided to stay in a cabin in the woods far away from distractions. Further, the happy news is that he has finally finished a few chapters of the book in just a week’s time. As per the site, Martin has been working in solitude which helped him prioritize things.
George RR Martin has not mentioned any release date for ‘The Winds of Winter’. But at the rate things are finally progressing, the speculation is that the book will be completed by mid-2021. Hopefully, there won’t be any more delays.
The upcoming book will take readers farther north than any of the previous books. The previous book ‘A Dance with Dragons’ covered much lesser story than Martin intended, excluding at least one planned large battle sequence and leaving several character threads in suspense. No doubt, the new book is surely going to open with many revelations.
Although an official plot has not been announced, Martin did admit in a 2012 interview with Smarter Travel–
“Obviously, I’m going to continue the story. There were a lot of cliffhangers at the end of A Dance with Dragons. Those will be resolved very early. I’m going to open with the two big battles that I was building up to, the battle in the ice and the battle at Meereen — the battle of Slaver’s Bay. And then take it from there.”
He revealed that the characters will be in dark spaces. In a 2016 interview with EW he said–
“There are a lot of dark chapters right now in the book that I’m writing. It is called The Winds of Winter, and I’ve been telling you for 20 years that winter was coming. Winter is the time when things die, and cold and ice and darkness fill the world, so this is not going to be the happy feel-good that people may be hoping for. Some of the characters (are) in very dark places.”
Cast Of The Winds of Winter
Martin has confirmed the characters who will have point-of-view chapters in ‘The Winds of Winter’ will include Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Arianne Martell, Aeron Greyjoy, Theon Greyjoy, Victarion Greyjoy, Tyrion Lannister and Barristan Selmy.
Words of Wisdom by The Celebrated Author
GRRM has earned a lot of praise and honours for his writing. This includes the prestigious Hugo awards given for best science fiction and fantasy works and the Quill award. He believes, “The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real… for a moment at least… that long magic moment before we wake.”