Game of Thrones Season 5 ended a few days back and with the gripping season finale, all anyone can think about is what’s next? This time the answer will not be available in a book because the sixth installment hasn’t been completed yet by George R.R. Martin.
Fans are sure that Winds of Winter is not coming anytime soon and a 2016 release also seems unlikely! Martin has been extremely busy with conferences and press meets and he claims to be able to write only when he is home at his desk.
Realizing that the fans are running out of patience waiting for the sixth installment to the series titled “A Song of Ice and Fire”, Martin has claimed that he will cut down his schedule and focus solely on finishing the book.
In spite of claiming that he will cut down on his commitments, Martin’s entry to the LiveJournal is sure to disappoint the fans. He is tremendously busy and doesn’t seem to have enough time to finish Winds of Winter.
He is working on low-budget films, which is a new series for HBO. He is set to open Jurassic World at the Cocteau and also host a ten-author event on the occasion of Steve Stirling’s anthology, The Change.
Fans are wondering, with such a long and never ending list of commitments; how missing out on San Diego Comic-Con will help him wrap up Winds of Winter. In April, Martin had reportedly said that Winds of Winter will be eligible for the Hugo Awards of 2016, which is awarded to popular works of science and fantasy fiction.
This statement that excited fans since it indicated that the book will be out by the end of 2015. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Martin had also said that Winds of Winter will be out before the sixth season of Game of Thrones is released in 2016.
These claims appear too ambitious at the present time, but fans are still not letting go of their hopes and are waiting for 2016.
With Season 5 of Game of Thrones over, fans are speculating what’s in store for the characters in Winds of Winter. The first thing that fans are speculating about is the fate of King Stannis and whether or not he will survive the Battle of Winterfell.