The Winds of Winter by George R. R. Martin

The Winds of Winter
George R.R. Martin has released an excerpt from the Game Of Thrones novel “The Winds of Winter” giving fans a rich tease for the forthcoming sixth book in the series. The Game of Thrones television series is an adaptation of “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones.

The Winds of Winter
Arianne, The Winds Of Winter

 

A few lines from George R. R. Martin’s excerpt from The Winds Of Winter by George R. R. Martin…

All along the south coast of Cape Wrath rose crumbling stone watchtowers, raised in ancient days to give warning of Dornish raiders stealing in across the sea. Villages had grown up about the towers. A few had flowered into towns.

The Peregrine made port at the Weeping Town, where the corpse of the Young Dragon had once lingered for three days on its journey home from Dorne. The banners flapping from the town’s stout wooden walls still displayed King Tommen’s stag-and lion, suggesting that here at least the writ of the Iron Throne might still hold sway. “Guard your tongues,” Arianne warned her company as they disembarked. “It would be best if King’s Landing never knew we’d passed this way.” Should Lord Connington’s rebellion be put down, it would go ill for them if it was known that Dorne had sent her to treat with him and his pretender. That was another lesson that her father had taken pains to teach her; choose your side with care, and only if they have the chance to win…Read the entire excerpt on George R. R. Martin’s site

The Winds of Winter was originally intended, in the very early stages of the series, to be the final installment of A Song of Ice and Fire (then conceived as a trilogy). Following his expansion of the series, Martin eventually concluded it would be succeeded by one final novel, A Dream of Spring. By June 2010, Martin had finished four chapters for The Winds of Winter from the viewpoints of Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, and Arianne Martell. In July 2010, he added an Aeron Greyjoy chapter that had been moved from A Dance with Dragons to The Winds of Winter, accumulating around 100 completed manuscript pages. Read more on Wikipedia.

 

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