George RR Martin Teases ‘Winds Of Winter’ Is Coming In 2017, But Fans Fear Becoming Too Excited

Up until now, famed writer George RR Martin has treated the release of his new novel like the God of Death.  Now, all of that has changed. According to Martin, The Winds of Winter is coming this year.

The book is the sixth installment in Martin’s A song of Ice and Fire series,   which is the inspiration for HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”  “Last  January 2016, Martin confirmed that the book would not be out before Season 6 of the HBO show, saying, “No one could possibly be more disappointed than me.”



This new update came after Martin responded to a fan’s comment on his recent blog post titled “Doom, Despair, Defeat.” In the post, Martin laments the losses of the Giants in the NFL playoffs and “Game of Thrones” at the Golden Globes. Though the author normally likes to keep blog comments on topic, the fan noted how Martin’s last update on the status of the book was a year ago, so the author


“I think it will be out this year,” he wrote. “(But hey, I thought the same thing last year).”


In his response, Martin wrote that the book is “not done yet,” but he’s made “progress,” adding, “not as much as I hoped a year ago, when I thought to be done by now.”



The upcoming Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” was delayed this year because winter has finally come on the show and production wanted bleaker weather. If Martin’s book is arriving this year, it’s possible the


We’ve been here before. Like we already mentioned, the novel was thought to be coming out in 2016. That obviously didn’t happen.


As one fan on Reddit put it, “Is it sad that I still believe him, even after all the times he’s said this?”

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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