George R.R. Martin Releases New Chapter From THE WINDS OF WINTER

George R.R. Martin may have released a new chapter to his latest installment in A Song of Ice and Fire, but don't hold your breath about the book's imminent release. Entertainment Weekly says just because we are getting new content, doesn't mean the next book in the saga that inspired Game of Thrones is anywhere near completed. From the author himself:

You want to know what the Sand Snakes, Prince Doran, Areo Hotah, Ellaria Sand, Darkstar, and the rest will be up to in Winds of Winter...Quite a lot, actually. The sample will give you a taste. For the rest, you will need to wait. And no, just to spike any bullsh– rumors, changing the sample chapter does NOT mean I am done. See the icon above? Monkey is still on my back… but he’s growing, he is, and one day…”

I know I'll catch some flak for this, but I'm more excited for the books finishing than the series. If you've never read it, you'd see the show has departed in some major ways from the book, and not always for the better. I will say in seasons 1 and 2 they did a great job of summarizing Martin's somewhat lengthy descriptions, but season 3 on they began to lose me. That's not to say I hate it by any means, I just much prefer the source material from that point on. Hopefully one day we'll see the conclusion of the books! Read the new chapter from The Winds of Winter here.

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