Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin provides fans an update about The Winds of Winter, the last book in the series A Song of Ice and Fire. The latter became the inspiration for the hit HBO show Game of Thrones.
It took eleven years before Martin decided to continue the series. The last book, A Dance with Dragons, was published in 2011. The author focused on writing prequel novels, such as Fire & Blood and The Rogue Prince. The former became the source material for the upcoming House of the Dragon series.
The Winds Of Winter
The Winds of Winter will take place after the events in A Dance of Dragons, which include the return of several familiar characters, such as Arya Stark, Theon Greyjoy, and Tyrion Lannister. The author mentioned that the last book will be the longest one, considering the length of time it took for him to complete it. As of the moment, there is no specific release date for the book.
In his blog, Martin gives an account of the progress of the novel. He mentioned wrapping up several chapters that centered around Cersei Lannister. Martin assured fans that there is progress, however, not as quick as everyone expects.
“WINDS, you say? Yes, still working. Finally finished a clutch of Cersei chapters that were giving me fits. Now I am wrestling with Jaime and Brienne. The work proceeds, though not as fast as many of you would like,” wrote Martin on his blog.
Other Projects After Game Of Thrones
He also talked about the progress on the TV show House of the Dragon and shared that he is satisfied with the cuts the production team has shown to him. There will also be another upcoming AMC show Dark Winds in which Martin will be the executive producer.
Given that Martin has a lot of projects to work on, it is understandable to expect some delay in the progress. But, despite the criticisms the last season of Game of Thrones received, fans are still excited about the upcoming The Winds of Winter book.