George R.R. Martin, author of the acclaimed ?Game of Thrones? series, may have provided a hint on the release date of his much-anticipated, ?Winds of Winter.? During an episode of ?Z Nation? on SyFy?s channel, Martin made a cameo appearance signing autographs for the copies of a book titled ?A Promise of Spring.?
Winds of Winter release date
Fans were quick to speculate that the author might have given them a clue about the upcoming release date of the book through the title and that he?ll be releasing ?Winds of Winter? earlier than the other rumored release date, even early as spring 2016. Even more surprising, other rumors have indicated that the book may already be in the publishing house.
New twist in Winds of Winter
And in a previous interview, Martin announced that he came up with a big and shocking twist ?on a long-time character that he never actually considered.? Of course, fans have speculated that this long-time character could be the one and only Jon Snow.
?This is going to drive your readers crazy, but I love it.? Martin said in a previous interview with Entertainment Weekly. ?I?m still weighing whether to go that direction or not. It?s a great twist. It?s easy to do things that are shocking or unexpected, but they have to grow out of characters. They have to grow out of situations. Otherwise, it?s just being shocking for being shocking.
?But this is something that seems very organic and natural, and I could see how it would happen. And with the various three, four?characters involved??it all makes sense. But it?s nothing I?ve ever thought of before,? he added. ?And it?s nothing they can do in the show, because the show has already?on this particular character?made a couple decisions that will preclude it, where in my case I have not made those decisions.?
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He also admitted that it would be amazing to have a more hands-on work with the HBO series, but his objectives are clear, and it?s that the book had to be finished. ?And no, while I would have loved to write the script and run the show myself, that was never really in the cards,? he wrote in his Live Journal blog. ?I have this book to finish. You know the one.?
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