Since the release of ‘A Dance with Dragons’, the fifth book in the highly celebrated ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ fantasy book franchise, George R.R Martin has finally provided a release date for the sixth book. According to Martin, The Winds of Winter will most likely hit shelves in 2016. In the author’s official site, Martin has cancelled his appearance in two different conventions, which includes this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. He took such a decision in order to focus completely on his writing of The Winds of Winter. It has given fans hope regarding the release of this book, before the end of 2015.
A report by Venture Capital Post indicates that Martin decided not to write an episode for Season 5 Game of Thrones, the popular HBO series based on the books he has written. Further reports indicate that Martin won’t be writing an episode of season 6 too. It would provide him the maximum amount of time needed to focus on his upcoming book.
Due to the shuffling of his schedule, Martin revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he might end up finishing the book quicker than he originally expected. Martin also declared the introduction of a new twist revolving around of the major characters of this series. Martin teased that it will probably drive the characters crazy, but he loves it. He still hasn’t decided whether he will finally go for the great twist or not. According to Martin, the character twist might not be seen in the popular HBO series as the same character was given different treatments in both mediums.
They can’t do anything about it in the show since it has already made a couple of decisions surrounding the character. However, things are quite different in George R.R Martin’s books. According to Vulture estimates, the book will hit shelves by June 2016, after the completion of Game of Thrones, season 6 finale. Meanwhile, it’s time for HBO’s Game of Thrones to reveal certain spoilers on The Winds of Winter, as the TV series has started surpassing the books.