Monday, 24 September, 2018

George RR Martin Says 'The Winds of Winter' Won't Publish in 2018

George RR Martin Says 'The Winds of Winter' Won't Publish in 2018 George RR Martin Says 'The Winds of Winter' Won't Publish in 2018
Michele Schwartz | 26 April, 2018, 00:26

"That's not quite as long as "A GAME OF THRONES" or any of the later volumes in 'A SONG FOR ICE AND FIRE, ' but there's a lot of reading there, and I hope you'll enjoy it". We have had seven seasons and 67 episodes but no new book. Readers have been eagerly anticipating "The Winds of Winter", the sixth in the series, for years - Martin has yet to finish the novel, which will be the first new book in the series since "A Dance With Dragons" was published in 2011. Though showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff have said that Martin shared his endgame with them, which they are building to, there are plenty of ways for Martin's stories to continue to differ from the show (as has already been the case in the series so far).

"No, winter is not coming... not in 2018, at least", he wrote, according to Entertainment Weekly. "You're going to have to keep waiting for THE WINDS OF WINTER", he wrote in a blog post on his site.

The new book pushes 1,000 pages, something not unusual for a book of Martins.

After dropping the bomb that Winds won't be out this year, Martin tempered the news with the announcement that in November, he'll be releasing Volume One of Fire & Blood, a new book set in Westeros. However, Martin did reveal something fans can look forward to.

While the northern hemisphere of the world prepares for the warmth of Summer's imminent arrival, those who have been waiting on the fictional Winter in Westeros will be sorely disappointed to learn they won't be getting it this year. I do want to stress... indeed, I want to shout... that Fire and Blood is not a novel. Instead, the author is referring to it as an "imaginary history", after receiving backlash from fans in the past over his term "fake history" when he previously referred to The Princess and The Queen and Sons of the Dragon.

If the title isn't enough indication - or if you're a bit out of the loop - this is the first part of Martin's in-universe history of the Targaryen dynasty. Also thrown in the mix will be Aenys, Maegor the Cruel, Jaehaerys I, Viserys I, and Aegon II.

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