George RR Martin is still working on The Winds of Winter as the sixth entry in “A Song of Ice and Fire” series is yet not complete. It has been almost a decade and fans are still waiting to know the story after the last book in the ASOIAF series, A Dance with Dragons. GRRM is always busy in other projects till now which mainly included Game of Thrones TV series for HBO and the latest “Fire and Blood” book.
here waiting for winds of winter since 2011
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Although, Martin promised to finish Winds of Winter this year and bring the book at the Worldcon 2020 in July this year. However, the event is no longer happening in person now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the same outbreak has given a perfect opportunity to George RR Martin for completing The Winds of Winter.
The Winds of Winter Release Date and Progress Updates
George RR Martin in a recent blog wrote that the Coronavirus isolation has given him more time and focus to write The Winds of Winter. Martin talked about the impact of COVID-19 on his life and wrote on Note a Blog that, “If there is a silver lining in these clouds, this will give me more time to finish WINDS OF WINTER.”
Martin also added that he continues to write up every day in the mountains and even though filming is not happening right now, writers can still write at home. GRRM also focused on the fact that the only thing he’s writing at the moment is The Winds of Winter as several characters and storylines were left in the air after “A Dance with Dragons” ended.
George RR Martin on the TWOW Story, Battles and Ending
George RR Martin has also revealed that all the unresolved plotlines from previous books will be cleared very early in The Winds of Winter. There are two huge battles planned in the early chapters, the battle of Slaver’s Bay and the battle of Ice which is called Battle of Bastards in Game of Thrones where Jon Snow fights Ramsey Bolton to take back Winterfell.
There are a few character chapters from Winds of Winter teased in the form of excerpts that hints about the progress of Tyrion Lannister, Theon Greyjoy, and Victarion Greyjoy. Fans must keep it in mind that Winds of Winter is not the end of the storyline as there is still “A Dream of Spring” remaining in the series.