While all readers are eagerly anticipating the release of the forthcoming edition of the series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, author George R.R Martin dropped the bomb.
The sixth instalment of the series named “Winds of Winter “was contemplated by fans to be launched before the sixth season of its TV series adaptation “Game of Thrones.” According to IBtimes, Martin has allegedly not finished the book yet which is expected to drop next year, possibly later than the TV series itself which is believed to be released in April.
The writer intended to finish his book before the start of the next season, but he is still in the process of adding bizarre twists and turns.
Entertainment Weekly reported him saying “You know what? It’s really time to finish that book, Having ‘The Winds of Winter’ published before season 6 of ‘Thrones’ airs next spring has been important to me all along, I wish it was out now. Maybe I’m being overly optimistic about how quickly I can finish. But I cancelled two convention appearances, I’m turning down a lot more interviews—anything I can do to clear my decks and get this done.”
“The Winds of Winter” have been anxiously awaited by fans because of the numerous answers that it could provide to the questions which the prequel left hanging.
As per IBTimes, the book would be successful to untangle the mystery of Jon Snow’s death which was the last thing the audience witnessed in the TV series as well.
Though the television saga seems to be discrepant with the book to a marginal extent, Jon Snow’s story in the TV edition points toward the exact same direction as the book.
As for “Winds of Winter’s” storyline, Yibada suggested about a wandering supposition that Princess Myrcella and King Tonmen Baratheon will be killed in the upcoming instalment of the book. Few source say that King Tonmen will be killed by Daenyrys Targaryen so as to avenge the death of her father Aerys by Tonmen’s Uncle, Jamie Lannister.
On the other hand, princess Myrcella has already been poisoned by Ellaria Sand and collapsed to death in the arms of Jamie Lannister in the last episode of the previous season of the TV series.
George RR Martin has also spiced up the speculations by writing in his live journal, “Not a blog”, that there is a wannabe king who is still alive and doing well. Perhaps he hinted towards Stannis Baratheon who could not be dead yet as it seemed in the previous segment of the series.