'The Winds Of Winter' Release Date: George R.R. Martin Hinted Book Might Arrive Very Soon

George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin teased that "The Winds of Winter" novel might arrive very soon. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Many fans have been waiting patiently for the release of The Winds of Winter novel. However, recent reports suggest that the waiting game is far from over since A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin is, reportedly, having a hard time finishing the said book.

EconoTimes shared that George R.R. Martin, previously, claimed that writing The Winds of Winter is very challenging for him compared to the Fire and Blood series. The 70-year-old American novelist explained that the sixth book of the A Song of Ice and Fire series is quite complicated since there are a lot of angles to cover.

"'The Winds of Winter' is not so much a novel as a dozen novels, each with a different protagonist, each having a different cast of supporting players, antagonists, allies and lovers around them, and all of these weaving together against the march of time in an extremely complex fashion," George R.R. Martin said to The Guardian in an interview. "So, it's very, very challenging. 'Fire and Blood' by contrast was very simple. Not that it's easy - it still took me years to put together - but it is easier," the man behind the Game of Thrones series added.

However, in 2017, George R.R. Martin teased that The Winds of Winter novel could arrive in late 2018 or early 2019. Well, the much-anticipated book was not published last year and fans are still waiting for an official announcement if TWOW will hit the bookshelves anytime soon.

At the time, George R.R. Martin was also working on the first volume of the Fire and Blood book series, which was released on Nov. 20, 2018. The Winds of Winter author shared that the new book series will tackle the fake histories of Targaryen kings including the events that occurred before and after the regency of King Aegon, and Robert's Rebellion.

It was also that year when George R.R. Martin revealed one of the major reasons behind the book's delay. He said that he had a writer's block and it prevents him from finishing The Winds of Winter novel. GRRM even noted that his travel, interviews and other several distractions in his professional life also contributed to the publication postponement.

Despite this, George R.R. Martin assured his fans that he is now working on TWOW, following the release of the first Fire and Blood installment. The veteran writer even shared that he will be focusing more on the sixth A Song of Ice and Fire book now more than ever. Stay tuned for the latest The Winds of Winter release date news, spoilers, and updates.

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