Earlier this morning, George R.R. Martin broke some bad news: his next long awaited installment of the Song of Ice and Fire series, Winds of Winter, won’t appear in bookstores before the debut of the sixth season of Game of Thrones.
Although we may not be getting Winds of Winter this year, George R. R. Martin has made up for it a little bit with a huge new excerpt: An entire chapter revolving around one of our favorite characters, being fantastic in the Vale of Arryn. Of course, Spoilers for A Dance With Dragons onwards...
In an announcement that may temper your excitement from the new Game of Thrones season 5 trailer released earlier, HarperCollins has confirmed that the sixth book in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series will not be published in 2015. Which is kind of funny, because it blows.
Guys. GUYS. George R, R, Martin has just released a full new chapter from the upcoming sixth volume in A Song of Fire and Ice, and man... I can't even begin to summarize it without spoiling something, but I will say it's titled "Mercy," it's set in Braavos, and it begins like this:
George R.R. Martin released a paragraph from his sixth insanely anticipated book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series? Not a chapter? Or even a page? Just... a paragraph? Why even bother — oh, it's from a Tyrion chapter? BRING IT ON.
George R.R. Martin has a new Winds of Winter preview chapter up. I REPEAT: GRRM HAS A NEW WINDS OF WINTER PREVIEW CHAPTER UP. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. IT'S ABOUT ARIANNE AND DORNE. YOU SHOULD READ IT ANYWAYS.