“The Winds of Winter” is the sixth book in the popular series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” one of most anticipated books lately. Though reading habits among people have declined recently, author George RR Martin has a special grab on readers with his amazing work.
The celebrity author who is no longer pressured to finish the book revealed nothing on the release date of “The Winds of Winter,” but teased some interesting information about the plot in his blog. The author, to quench the thirst of millions of his fans, hinted on what to expect in the forthcoming book.
Martin responded to one of his fans in his blog who asked if Stannis is alive. “In my books? Alive beyond a doubt.”
In the TV series “Game of Thrones,” which is an adaptation of Martin’s famous work, Stannis Baratheon is confirmed to be dead whereas the author in his book portrays him alive. On the contrary to “Game of Thrones” Martin has also included a chapter featuring Princess Arianne which is also featured in his earlier books “A Clash of Kings” and “A Storm of Swords.”
Though “The Winds of Winter” is expected to be out before the next season of the TV version of “Game of Thrones,” Martin is yet to finish two more books in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, before which the TV series will come to an end. Martin noted that the HBO series, though having adapted his work initially, has deviated a lot from his story lately.
The 66-year-old author told Geekwire that “There was a period where I was worried about that.” Martin added that “Then I said, to hell with that. Worrying about it isn’t going to change it one way or another. I still sit down at the typewriter, and I have to write the next scene and the next sentence … I’m just going to tell my story, and they’re telling their story and adapting my books, and we shall see.”