George R.R. Martin tells fans ‘Winds of Winter’ isn’t coming this year — but there’s good news, too


At this point, it seems like winter may never actually come for A Song of Ice and Fire.

George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire (a.k.aGame of Thrones), dashed fans’ hopes of reading his next novel Winds of Winter this year in a blog post Wednesday, but at least he announced the release date of his book about the history of the Targaryens: Fire and Blood.

Fans of A Song of Ice and Fire have been waiting since 2011’s A Dance with Dragons for the sixth book of Martin’s series, Winds of Winter, which has been teased since the last book’s release. Some expected it to release before the HBO series Game of Thrones reached that point in the story, but we’re way passed that now. Read more…

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