George R.R. Martin Teases 'The Winds Of Winter' Release Date, Sixth 'ASOIAF' Novel To Be Published Before 'Game Of Thrones' Spinoffs

11:09 AM EDT 5/18/2017 by Anya Bell, Celebeat Reporter

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It is truly a busy year for George R.R. Martin now that HBO is planning five different shows inspired by the hit series "Game of Thrones". But does this mean that the author's long-delayed book "The Winds of Winter" will no longer be a priority for completion? Martin offered an update on the sixth "A Song of Ice and Fire" novel, teasing on the possibility that fans will get to read "TWOW" before any of the spinoffs are completed.

George R.R. Martin has been keeping quiet about "The Winds of Winter" for some time, making fans wonder if the author is getting close to finishing the book. Luckily, Martin has decided to offer an update on the novel while also clarifying a few important details about the "Game of Thrones" spinoff shows (via LiveJournal). Well, the writer prefers the term "successor show" and revealed that there will be five new shows instead of four. In addition to that, Martin made it clear that none of the shows will be about the "Dunk and Egg" stories or Robert Baratheon's Rebellion.

It certainly sounds like fans will need to keep guessing on the storylines of the new "Game of Thrones" shows but George R.R. Martin's most exciting update had to do with "The Winds of Winter". The author confirmed that he is still working on the novel and will need to "keep on juggling" now that he has new projects. However, fans noticed that Martin seemed to prioritize the sixth "ASOIAF" book on his list of things to do. Some believe that the writer intends to complete "TWOW" before the "successor shows" premiere on HBO.

So when exactly is "The Winds of Winter" release date? CeleBeat has previously reported on the possibility that the novel will be delayed yet again since George R.R Martin has new projects to work on. Hopefully, the author will prioritize Book 6 of "ASOIAF" so it can be finished and published before the end of the year.

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