'The Winds of Winter' Release Date Rumors, Spoilers: George R. R. Martin's Book Won't Come Out Next Year?

Joe BacaronOct 17, 2016 09:42 AM EDT
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New rumors have surfaced about "The Winds of Winter" not coming out next year. If that's true, then it will mark the first time that the "Game of Thrones" TV series will serve as spoilers for one of the books in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.

George R. R. Martin has already proved many times over that he's not swayed by pressure from fans and his publisher to finally finish the book. Reportedly, there are still hundreds of pages before he can conclude the latest installment in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. "The Winds of Winter" is supposedly going to be the thickest novel yet.

According to recent rumors, the release date for "The Winds of Winter" won't be announced until 2018. The events in "Game of Thrones" have already overlapped the plot in the books, and with new episodes coming next year, it's clear that the HBO show will finish before the next book comes out.

Fans have been egging George R. R. Martin to drop his other commitments to focus on the book. The author himself admitted that he's prone to distractions and accepting appearances, new writing jobs, and TV guest appearances which takes away from his writing.

Meanwhile, new spoilers for "The Winds of Winter" alleges that Daenerys Targaryen might just raze the whole seven kingdoms in her quest to reclaim the Iron Throne. It's in her DNA, after all, to go insane in her bloodlust for power. Her father, Aerys Targaryen, also went mad, prompting the Kingsguard, Jaime Lannister, to stab him in the back.

Watch out for more "The Winds of Winter" release date, spoilers and rumors which will be published here when they come along.

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