Avid followers of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series continue to wait for the official release of The Winds of Winter. It has been, approximately, eight years since George R.R. Martin first announced that he would be writing a sixth volume of the epic series. However, no official details about the upcoming tome have been made public until now.
Luckily, George R.R. Martin shared some hints on the current status of the highly anticipated novel. The 70-year-old novelist, recently, appeared at a Waterstone's event in London where he revealed details of his whereabouts in the upcoming weeks, which include the upcoming The Winds of Winter novel.
Adam Whitehead, who is the man behind The Wetzone blog, revealed that George R.R. Martin plans to finish The Winds of Winter first before heading on to write other novels, including Dunk & Egg 4, A Dream of Spring, Dunk & Egg 5, and Fire & Blood 2. Though some fans expected the veteran novelist to give hints on the official TWOW release date, GRRM revealed that he does not know when the sixth installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series would hit the shelves.
George R.R. Martin has, also, made it clear that he is not writing A Dream of Spring anytime soon. The American writer stated that he would go back to the Tales of Dunk and Egg before, finally, concluding the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. GRRM also divulged that the first Game of Thrones prequel would be titled Bloodmoon.
"GRRM saying that Scottish history is far bloodier than Westerosi history in general. Mentions the Black Dinner as inspiration for Red Wedding but he turned it up to 11. The TV show turned it up to 14," Adam wrote in a tweet, relaying what The Winds of Winter author was talking about during the said event. "Confirmation that Fire & Blood was written by accident: originally it was sidebar material for World of Ice & Fire that got out of control. He wrote hundreds of thousands of words in a few weeks and scared his publishers and had to stop so Elio & Linda could compress it down," he went on.
Meanwhile, previous rumors suggested that George R.R. Martin is done writing the sixth A Song of Ice and Fire book already. It is claimed that GRRM signed a deal with HBO that prevented him to release the much-awaited book before the television series ends. However, GRRM was quick to debunk the claims and said that the idea "makes no sense" and is completely "absurd." Stay tuned to Business Times for the latest news and updates about The Winds of Winter!