Fans are waiting for the “Winds of Winter” for quite a long time now. There are still no signs of the much hyped book.
Recently, author George Raymond Richard Martin announced the illustrated edition of ?A Game of Thrones? to be released in October. However, he remained tight lipped about the release of the sixth installment of ?A Song of Ice and Fire.? Although he confirmed that the book is incomplete as of the moment, he has dropped no sign about its possible release.
On August 1, Martin wrote on this LiveJournal blog, ?We’ve had some stunning illustrated editions of A Game of Thrones before, to be sure, with the limited editions from Meisha Merlin and Subterranean Press… but each of those was illustrated only by a single artist. This will be the first edition to feature such a galaxy of talent. A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition goes on sale October 18, 2016.?
Talking about “Winds of Winter”, he said that he is still writing the book and denied to comment about the next installment.
?But here I am, twenty years later… still working on book six… ((and no, sorry, I have no announcement to make on that front)),? Martin added.
Meanwhile, there are rumors that “Winds of Winter” could be released in by the end of this year. However, the chances for the release are slim. Even if Martin completes the book within this month, the publication process will take four to six months. Thus, “Winds of Winter” can?t be expected before March 2017.
Martin?s statement has left his fans confused, even if “Winds of Winter” releases in March 2017. The end of the ?A Song of Ice and Fire? is still in the dark. Martin took at least five years to complete each book. Hence, the final episode would not be released before 2022. It?s a long time, and Martin is already 67 years.
The “Winds of Winter” will be the second to the last novel in the epic fantasy series ?A Song of Ice and Fire?. Martin has planned to end the series with the following novel, ?A Dream of Spring?. The most recent installment, ?A Dance with Dragons?, was published on July 21, 2011 and was one of the best books that year.
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