“Just say you’re never finishing the book”: George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones Update Upsets Fans as One Major Character’s Fate is Still Unknown

George R.R. Martin's delay in releasing The Winds of Winter, caused disappointment among fans.

“Just say you’re never finishing the book”: George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones Update Upsets Fans as One Major Character’s Fate is Still Unknown

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  • George R.R. Martin last updated fans back in 2016 about The Winds of Winter. Ever since then, the author was deemed to be silently working on the book.
  • Martin revealed he has figured out 8 potential Game of Thrones spin-off shows, indicating a greater interest in these shows than in the book's release.
  • Expressing their frustration, fans begged George R.R. Martin to focus on the books.
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It’s been years since George R.R. Martin shared an update about his upcoming sixth book The Winds of Winter. Giving a lengthy speech in 2016, about how the book holds the fate of the beloved character Jon Snow, the author claimed that the sixth installment will unravel mysteries and decide if Snow will get resurrected. 

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George R.R. Martin, author of Game of Thrones
George R.R. Martin

However, over the years George R.R. Martin refrained from sharing any updates about the book. But recently with ScreenTime sharing how the author has figured out roughly 8 other spinoff shows for Game of Thrones, fans felt visibly frustrated with the delay. Stating how Martin is focusing on spin-offs over The Winds of Winter, netizens expressed their rage. 

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Jon Snow Awaits His Fate With The Winds of Winter Delay

Among all the deaths presented in the books and the show, Jon Snow’s death is the most momentous. Branded a traitor by the Night’s Watch, Jon Snow was stabbed to death by a group of mutineers at the very end of Game of Thrones season 5. But while the show resurrected him with Melisandre’s magic, his fate still awaits resurrection in the books. 

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The Winds of Winter holds the fate of Jon Snow

George R.R. Martin‘s sixth book The Winds of Winter, is supposed to bring Jon Snow back from the dead, but in a far more different way than shown in the series. The author presumably won’t make things so simple or painless for Snow as it happened in Game of Thrones. Therefore, readers as well as the character patiently await the fate. 

Readers are patiently waiting to learn about Jon Snow’s potential resurection in the books
Readers are patiently waiting to learn about Jon Snow’s fate in the books

Meanwhile, George R.R. Martin last updated fans back in 2016 about The Winds of Winter. Ever since then, the author was deemed to be silently working on the book. However, recent updates shared by ScreenTime suggest otherwise. According to the post shared on X, Martin claimed to have figured out roughly 8 other spinoff shows for Game of Thrones. Delaying the release of the book, the author appears more interested in spin-offs. 

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George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones Update Upsets Fans

Following the update shared by ScreenTime on X, fans seemed visibly frustrated with George R.R. Martin. Openly slammed the author for shifting his focus from the books to the series and its spin-off, netizens expressed their rage for the delay. Considering the pace at which Martin is proceeding with The Winds of Winter, fans believe the book might not be released before 2026. 

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George R.R. Martin’s shifted focus from books to spin-offs delayed The Winds of Winter

Expressing their frustration on X, fans begged George R.R. Martin to focus on the books. While some are sympathetic to Martin’s high-pressure situation, others simply expressed their frustration, disappointment, and even anger towards the author for failing to produce the sixth book. Almost losing hope, fans appear perplexed by the situation. 

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Apart from seeking a definite answer for Jon Snow’s fate, fans and readers are also excited to explore more in The Winds of Winter. And considering that it’s been years since George R.R. Martin last updated fans about the sixth book, netizens are growing impatient. 

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