George R.R. Martin, the mind behind the book series A Song of Ice and Fire that inspired the Emmy-winning TV series Game of Thrones, has been working on the next book in the series. The author originally envisioned it as a seven-volume series. With A Dance with Dragons released in 2011, fans have been looking forward to the next book titled The Winds of Winter.
Despite several delays, Martin has refrained from making any estimates about when the book would finally hit the shelves, leading to frustration among fans. The author once again faced fans’ fury as he shared a disappointing update about the upcoming book.
George R.R. Martin Shares Update About The Winds of Winter
In a recent interview with Bangcast, the author of the well-acclaimed book series A Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin, shared updates about the next book in the series, The Winds of Winter. He shared that he has written around 1,100 pages of the book with “hundreds more pages to go.”
The author acknowledged that he is “12 years late” and has been struggling to finish the book and said, “Maybe I should’ve started writing smaller books when I began this, but it’s tough.” The update comes as a disappointment to many fans, as Martin shared something similar a year ago.
During a 2022 appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, George R.R. Martin shared that The Winds of Winter could be the longest book in the series. “I think it’s going to be a very big book,” he said, stating that the sixth volume will have more than 1500 pages.
Along with it, he also said that he was about “three-quarters of the way done” with the book. Considering that he has not made much progress, fans, who have been eagerly waiting for its release, have shared their disappointment with the latest update.
George R.R. Martin Faces Fan Fury After the Latest Update
A Song of Ice and Fire is set to be a seven-volume book series, with two more books, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring to go. George R.R. Martin has shared that the book holds the faith of some fan-favorite characters, including Jon Snow.
However, recent updates suggest that readers might have to wait a few more years for The Winds of Winter and it has raised fans’ concern that the author might never “finish [the book].” While some shared their anger and frustration towards the update, others came up with a theory of their own.
Winter is not coming…
— Ben Dempsey (@BenDempsey18) November 20, 2023
We should probably stop asking. He’s never going to finish the series.
— Kampy🐔🔎🔱💀🐙💎🍕🪐🪶 (@Kampy5567) November 20, 2023
That book will never be completed
— Thataintalpha (@thataintalpha) November 20, 2023
I think he gave the end to the show. It was hated by everyone, and he is back to the drawing board, and had to throw out what was already done.
— Stephen Jacks (@Jacks_A_Jumpin) November 20, 2023
I think i can kinda guess what happened here. He wrote the book and the ending a long time ago and it sucks. He didn’t want to do us like that so he went back writing and re-writing to until it has come out good. But it’s not good.
— Ivan (@Ivan_UNITE) November 20, 2023
— B1G Matchew (@Matt_Alcorn) November 20, 2023
Bros taking longer than gta 6
— theo (@tddrwd) November 20, 2023
Some fans suggested that he did finish the book, but due to the negative reception to the Game of Thrones ending, he “had to throw out what was already done.” The trolling continued as many stated that the book or the series might never be finished.