The Winds of Winter book is yet not out in the bookstores despite it is under work for so many years. George RR Martin is writing the sixth book in “A Song of Ice and Fire” series since 2011 and have yet not finished. Fans are waiting for so long that GRRM will someday complete Winds of Winter and they get to read the actual story instead of the rushed Game of Thrones Season 8.
There is a ray of hope in terms of COVID-19 pandemic as the 71-year-old author is forced to live under quarantine and he is passing his time writing new TWOW chapters. Martin has also vowed that he won’t start working on HBO’s House of the Dragon script until he is finished with The Winds of Winter.
The Winds of Winter Progress Updates So Far
George RR Martin has made several promises to release “The Winds of Winter” earlier and all of them are broken later. Although last year, Martin promised that he will have Winds of Winter in his hands when he visits the Worldcon 2020 in New Zealand. The fantasy writer even said that fans can imprison him over a lake of Sulfuric acid and force him to write the book in case he fails.
However, the Worldcon has been now turned into a virtual event due to the Coronavirus outbreak and hence it is not clear whether the promise holds any validity. But that has been a silver lining to the dark clouds of writer’s block, as GRRM is steadily writing “The Winds of Winter” and can finish it even before time.
George RR Martin promises to Finish TWOW before House of Dragon
Fans can expect The Winds of Winter to come out soon or either never come out at all. George RR Martin in a recent blog post promised fans that they can expect Winds of Winter release to happen soon.
Happy to announce that Fire & Blood, the inspiration behind the upcoming House of the Dragon, will release in paperback on May 5th in the US, Canada, and UK. This paperback edition will include 5 brand new illustrations. Pre-orders begin soon! https://t.co/yluQ0zFfcJ pic.twitter.com/sYq0HwTPjJ
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) January 13, 2020
Apparently, George is supposed to work as a scriptwriter on HBO’s House of the Dragon prequel series, which will be based on the “Fire and Blood” book series and depicts the start and end of House Targaryen. It means that The Winds of Winter is currently the main priority of George RR Martin and he will release the book before starting writing House of the Dragon scripts.