'Game of Thrones' Book 6 Update: George R.R. Martin Releases Chapter for 'Winds of Winter'; House Martell Makes Bold Move?By Mariel Hemingway, UniversityHerald Reporter
HBO's "Game of Thrones" has returned this year for an exciting sixth season where we learned that Jon Snow is alive! While we know that the show will be different from the books, readers are still anticipating "The Winds of Winter," the sixth book from George RR Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series which the show is based on. Martin released an excerpt of the book and it is reportedly focused on the perspective of a character from House Martell.
The "Winds of Winter" chapter excerpt was posted and can be read on Martin's website this week. The upcoming book is the sixth of seven planned novels of the entire franchise. The newly released chapter is written on the POV of Princess Arianne of House Martell.
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The new excerpt featured House Martell's moves against the Lannisters and those in King's Landing. The Sand Snakes also take part of the rebellion as they travel to conspire with other groups including a fair-haired boy by the name of "Young Griff," Gizmodo reported. He claims himself to be Aegon IV, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell.
According to CNN, Martin is still working to completely finish "Winds of Winter" so there might be the possibility of it getting delayed again. This suggests that the last book "A Dream of Spring" will have a delayed released as well.
The outlet also pointed out that the book series contains a lot of interesting things that the HBO series is missing. However, Martin explains that the things happening on the HBO "Game of Thrones" series will not necessarily happen in the book. He added that the show is only "inspired" but will be a deviation from the books.
Are you excited to find out what happens next after the events of "A Dance of Dragons" with Martin's upcoming book, "Winds of Winter?" Will the gods favor House Martell? Let us know what you think in the comments below.