A Song of Fire and Ice is finally getting its last chapter after being teased for a while now. The writer himself gave us away the exact release date for Winds of Winter which will soon be available for us to read! The original idea came from the trilogy then because of its hype it got turned into a whole 7 book series. George RR Martin has successfully penned down the first 5 books and now for the last two ones we are finally getting content. But will the book be released in 2022? Or will we have to wait longer than that? Well to find out, continue reading the article!
Winds of Winter Release Date
George RR Martin will reportedly release The Winds of Winter on 13th November 2023! That’s a long wait but given that we have been kept in the dark for so long regarding its updates it’s a big deal for now. In his own blog, he explained the real reason why it got so late for him to reveal information regarding his novel. Firstly the delay was because of the pandemic. It was hard on all of us, especially on writers who couldn’t keep up with the change of events. Hence the novel had to suffer.
Well the franchise has been quite successful and knowing that we are finally getting the 6th narrative of A Song of Fire and Ice it is hard to contain our excitement. The finale of the series Game of Thrones had to be penned down by other writers because a final novel in the series never existed. Due to which the audience was quite disappointed but we will now get one more chance of reliving the final moments. We are hoping that this time it will be a relief for us. But is the expected plot for A Song of Fire and Ice out yet? Yes, continue reading to find out!
In an interview George RR Martin revealed how he delayed two battles in the latest part of the novel series. And now with the upcoming book he intends to sum up those dangling cliff hangers and two major battles. Which battles is he talking about? Probably the battle of Merleen’s and the battle of Slaver’s Bay. moreover as this will be the last book in the series expect to have most of the story wrapped up.
The theme for Winds of Winter will be very dark. While talking about the book George RR Martin said that winter is the time of the year where things die and the overall effect is quite gloomy. He emphasized on the fact that winter is coming! Which means that last part will surely make us sob. Already in the latest part of A Song of Fire and Ice the characters have been in a very miserable condition. And according to him their situation will not improve first but before they do there will be more tests for these characters.
The Reasons behind the Delay of Winds of Winter
The last time we got a new A Song of Fire and Ice book was in the year 2011 which was almost 11 years ago! In this long period George RR Martin has issued a number of deadlines to the fans but never has he once completed them. The fans eventually got annoyed over this repetitive behavior due to which the writer stopped giving any expected release dates. Until this year!
He has been working on the 2 books for quite a long time. In fact he hoped to release one of the parts before the 6th season of Game of Thrones when on air. But plans did not work out in his favor. According to the writer, the most productive year that he has for the writing of Winds of Winter was 2021. Despite this fact he is still hundreds of pages away from ending the book. This is mainly because he is collaborating with Nnedi Okorafor on a new project which is also based on one of his writings!
Hopefully the writer will not go beyond this confirmed deadline of November of 2023. There is still plenty of time left until its release so the best way in which you can utilize this gap is by revising what happened in the previous parts! For more updates regarding Winds of Winter and George RR Martin’s statements stay tuned!