Fans are waiting for the launch of the much anticipated novel, ?The Winds of Winter.? It seems the upcoming novel will not be released before March 2017.
George Raymond Richard Martin, better known as George R. R. Martin, recently announced the launch of ?A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition? on Oct. 18. Although the author denied to pass on any comment about the launch of ?The Winds of Winter?, he did confirm that the book is still incomplete.
?A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition goes on sale Oct. 18,? Martin wrote in his LiveJournal. ?But here I am, twenty years later… still working on book six… ((and no, sorry, I have no announcement to make on that front)).?
Now, even if Martin completes the book within this month, release of the printed copy cannot be expected before March 2017. The proofreading, editing and printing process will take around six month. Some rumors suggest that “The Winds of Winter” could be released by the end of this year. However, now the chances for the release within 2017 are slim. Moreover, handful of reports also suggest that the release could happen in January 2017.
Martin?s statement has left the fans confused. Fans must be thinking of the climax of ?A Song of Ice and Fire.? Even if “The 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. The most recent installment, ?A Dance with Dragons? was released in publish in July 2011, more than 5 years back.
?The The Winds of Winter? is sixth installment the epic fantasy series ?A Song of Ice and Fire.? Martin is expected to end the series with the following installment, ?A Dream of Spring.? The speed at which Martin is writing, indicates that the final episode would not be released before 2022. It?s a long time, and Martin is already 67 years.
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