Winter may be here but The Winds of Winter still isn’t.
George R.R. Martin has been working on the sixth installment of A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series that lead to the hit drama Game of Thrones, for the past four years. Jon Snow is still dead in the books.
While the author has been present on the sets of the drama and is consulted with for the script, the show has departed from its literary source quite a bit due to lack of proper source material.
In order to work on the sixth book titled The Winds of Winter, Martin decided to stay off the sets, telling The Hollywood Reporter, “Going to set is a lot of fun but there’s nothing for me to do there, so I thought I better stay home and not go to Croatia; or Spain; or Belfast, [Northern] Ireland… I still have two books to write.”
“I’m working on [The Winds of Winter], and I wish I’d been done four years ago, but I’m slow and the book is very complex, although there are a lot of great distractions out there.”
Martin may have steered away from his main series but he is still working on content related to his lore. While helping out with Game of Thrones, he also has been working on the prequels, with Fire and Blood slated to release November 20. So those who want to satisfy their GoT needs have something to look forward to.
But still, we really want that book now, please!