George R. R. Martin?s ?The Winds of Winter? is one of the most awaited books. There were speculations that the book will be released by the end of 2016. However, recent reports indicate the release date has been pushed to January 2017.
The Winds of Winter is sixth book in ?The Song of Ice and Fire?. Martin has planned to end the series with the following novel, ?A Dream of Spring?. The last installment, ?A Dance with Dragons?, was published on July 21, 2011. It was one of the best selling books that year.
According to GameNGuide, Martin is working on the final chapter of the Winds of Winter. Once he finishes the chapter, the book will be sent to the proofreading department. Finally the publishing process will begin. The proofreading and publishing process will take about six months, thus the book can’t be expected before January 2017.
Martin has recently revealed several chapters from The Winds of Winter. He has provided the details about a new character, Aeron Greyjoy, at Balticon Convention. As described by Martin, the new chapter is even more vicious than any other in the series.
There are also speculations that Martin will not be able to finish the story, as he has completed five chapters in about 20 years since he started in 1991. His fans would love to read his novel until its last page, but everyone is concerned about the writer?s age.
Martin felt sick after returning from his road trip to Baltimore. The symptoms included coughing, fever, headache and congestion. It is also reported that the writer was quite well before the convention. The news has left his fans confused about the final book of the series.
He wrote on his LiveJournal, ?I am back home again in Santa Fe, after two weeks on the road in Baltimore and New York City. Great trip? but I seem to have brought the plague home with me.?
Martin has taken at least five years to complete each book of the series. Hence, the final episode would not be released before 2022. It’s a long time, and Martin is already 67 years. ?Even if Martin has finished ?The Winds of the Winter?, the final chapter is still in the dark.