“Game of Thrones” is nearing its season finale and it seems that it will also offer viewers more hints on what fans could expect in the much-awaited “Winds of Winter” book.

According to Winter is Coming, HBO has departed from its practice of releasing episode synopsis ahead of time. The network has yet to release the official synopsis for episode nine, titled “Battle of the Bastards,” and episode 10, “The Winds of Winter.”

Could it be because the GOT season finale may give out spoilers on the much-awaited upcoming “Winds of Winter” book?

According to Entertainment Weekly, even cable programming guides don’t have GOT episode descriptions. The guides only have the episode’s title, writer, and director credits. The final two episodes of “Game of Thrones” are both written by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, and directed by Miguel Sapochnik.

HBO earlier confirmed that “Game of Thrones” will have a super-sized finale. This means the last two episodes have longer running time.  Episode 9 has a running time of 60 minutes. Episode 10, on the other hand, will run for 69 minutes, making it the longest episode GOT ever has.

Meanwhile, fans will have to wait a little longer for the “Winds of Winter” to be released because George R.R. Martin is sick from his Balticon trip, Parent Herald reported.

“I am back home again in Santa Fe, after two weeks on the road in Baltimore and New York City. Great trip… but I seem to have brought the plague home with me,” GRRM wrote in his journal.

Martin added that aside from him, his assistants and friends were also stricken with the flu. “So I will keep this short. Lots to report on, lots to catch up on, but just now I don’t have the energy. More sleep and more fluids… I should be my old self shortly….” Martin added.

The release of GRRM’s book has been teased since last year. There have been rumors that it will come out soon, but the author himself can’t give definitive time on when it will roll in bookstores.

“Winds of Winters,” the sixth book of “A Song of Ice and Fire,” is supposedly where “Game of Thrones” season 6 is to be based.