Will George R.R. Martin’s Winds of Winter be released soon, and what can we expect from him and the book as Game of Throne fans? Readers have gotten impatient as they await the publication date of The Winds of Winter book because we are already in 2022, and we still have to wait for the book to come out, but it seems like there is a lot of administrative work to be done for the release of Winds of Winter.
The last time we heard about the book was when Martin updated his fans on July 16, 2021, about a journey he had to the Midwest which he returned home in June, and the author finished by including a well-known poem by Robert Frost. The poem goes about the woods’ beauty, darkness, and deepness, but he changed the last part to “there are the vows to keep and books to write before I went to sleep”.
It looks like an excuse for keeping the fans on a long wait, but when will the author deliver Winds of Winter to the fans who have been on the wait for a long time? After everything that happened in 2022, the release of the book seems like it is too much to hope for, but maybe one day we will be able to actually purchase it and put it on the bookshelves.
Winds of Winter Release Date
For a long time, the fans were dissatisfied with the long wait for the 6th book of the A Song of Ice and Fire series since it seems like it is taking an eternity for the author to complete the writing process.
George R.R. Martin provided the 1st update on Winds of Winter in April 2021 to notify us that the 6th novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series has been delayed significantly. He said he was massively behind the schedule and the idea of catching up is becoming increasingly annoying for him.
We guess that the expectation of a satisfactory end to the series is troubling the writer, and COVID-19 had its own fault in the process. The 71-year-old author has confessed that he wishes the novels had been published sooner, but there seems like not a suitable environment for the release.
Now, the happy news is here for the fans who are waiting for the book: George RR Martin has already declared that Winds of Winter will be released on November 13th, 2023, and fans were relieved to learn the date, but of course, they still cannot wait for the actual release.
It has been almost a year since the update, so there is also a chance that the established date can be pushed back and we can read the book even sooner, but that is only a guess made by us.
George RR Martin is known as a perfectionist and we do not think that he will release the book until he gets it perfectly. The good side to the situation is that while the wait will be long, the outcome will be excellent and that is actually what a true fan of the book series should want.
Game of Thrones Winds of Winter
We are guessing the Winds of Winter story arc will focus on the harsh and bleak parts that we are accustomed to from the previous books, and the characters from past novels and tales will reappear. The Targaryens and the most dreaded winter will be the focus of the 6th book, furthermore, we will also see and read about numerous well-known characters of the Game of Thrones Realm.
As stated long ago in the 1st book, winter is coming but our characters now have to embrace winter’s uniqueness and grandeur since it is a time when everything freezes and dies.
Some of the recurrent characters will have numerous difficult challenges, so do not expect the book to contain any feel-good moments, because Winds of Winder will have a radically different tone and ambiance than the previous novels.
Winds of Winter Update
As soon as the book was revealed to be released, the followers were fascinated by the idea that the recurring characters will be presented once more. However, no announcements or updates concerning the specific character names or details have been made, but we know that Game of Thrones characters will be in the 6th book.
Sansa, Arya, Theon, Arianne, Victarion, and Tyrion are some of the new characters that we know from the series, and Melisandre, Hotah, Bran Stark, Cersei, and Tarly will return in the upcoming book. Martin has indicated that the novel will be the darkest yet, so be prepared.