Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has shared hints of what readers can expected from Winds of Winter. However, he has not given too much away, and the hints are likely things people would have already have guessed. He simply says there will be “more weddings” and “more deaths.” The question is whether the deaths and weddings will happen at the same time, as has been the case before.
Fans have been waiting for book six of seven for the last three years. Judging by the length of time the author usually takes to finish his books, there could be another three year wait. It took him six years to finish book five after releasing book four, and five years to finish two, three and four after each of their predecessors. During that time, he does write prequels, which helps to keep people going.
The problem is that the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, which is an adaptation of the books, is quickly catching up. It takes a year to film everything for a season, and the show runners have just finished airing season four. Up until now, the first three books have been covered, with some parts of book four being used. There are in reality just two more seasons left from the books, which run in parallel with each other. That gives Martin just two years to finish the book so the writers can create a script and get filming.
Since it is taking so long and since so many more people have started reading the books due to the TV show, the Game of Thrones author has shared some hints for book six, Winds of Winter. Among the deaths and marriages will be betrayals. There is also something happening up at The Wall, which fans will likely be happy to hear. Maybe this will be something more to do with the Whitewalkers.
The author says that the Dothraki will play a role too, but has not shared details about that. It will be interesting to see Daenerys back on the full journey across to Westeros and using her full army to her benefit.
One of the biggest spoilers the author shared was that Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targareyn will finally meet. It has been a long awaited for meeting, but anything could happen right now. All that is known is the two want to return home.
However, there is still not hint at a release date. There is no idea on how far Martin is even into the latest novel that started with Game of Thrones. It is possible that very little of the hints have been written down yet, as the author has had the full storyline planned out this whole time. He already knows exactly how it will end, including who will end up on the Iron Throne and how the situation at The Wall will end up.
Martin likes to keep everyone on the edge of their seats as they try to guess what he has planned next. While the Game of Thrones author has shared some hints for Winds of Winter, he has not given too much away and left readers just wanting more.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham