‘The Winds of Winter’ Great Twist will Drive Readers Crazy, Says Author George R.R. Martin

Filming for Season 6 of the popular “Game of Thrones” TV series on HBO has begun this month. Since the TV series actually runs parallel to the fantasy novel series titled “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by critically-acclaimed author George R.R. Martin, many fans suspect that the sixth book of the series “The Winds of Winter” is just around the corner and about to be released anytime soon.

While George R.R. Martin remains mum on the exact release date of “The Winds of Winter,” there is a big possibility that the roll out of the book is being calculated so as not to provide too many spoilers on Season 6 of “Game of Thrones.”

Because whether Martin or the production staff of “Game of Thrones” would admit it or not in public, the TV series is generally based on the novel, amid some situational variations.

In a recent interview, Martin revealed that the sixth book of his fantasy novel series will have a great twist happening on one major character. He said that the great twist on “The Winds of Winter” is going to drive readers crazy. But Martin said that he is still thinking whether to go towards that direction or not, notes the Ecumenical News.

Shifting gears

George Martin also detailed in the interview that the writing progress for “The Winds of Winter” was quite hasty at the onset.

Because of his prior commitments, he actually had to stop writing for a while. He disclosed that he was red hot on writing the book, but he had to put it aside for six months. Martin said that he should have just continued from there because he was so into it and everything was moving fast for him.

So when he switched gears, he lost the momentum. He had to anyway as he also had to focus on the editing phase and the subsequent book tour. But he was still confident then that he can get his writing groove back because, as a veteran writer, he says that the iron does not cool off for him.

Incidentally, one other thing that has preoccupied the author of late was his cameo appearance in a recent fictional TV show. George R.R. Martin actually played a cameo appearance in the show “Sharknado 3” where he was shown being eaten alive by the ocean’s mightiest predator.

The ‘ shark death’ of the author practically doused cold water on all burning hopes of fans for the author to finally finish writing “The Winds of Winter,” jestily reported by MTV.

Jon Snow is the compelling reason

Jon Snow, played by Kit Harrington, in the TV series “Game of Thrones,” is one of the most, if not the most popular, and fan-favorite characters in the show.

His fate in the fifth book of the series “A Dance with Dragons” is the same as his fate in the series finale of Season 5 of “Game of Thrones.”

Jon Snow has been stabbed by his brothers in the Night Watch and was left to die in the snow, leaving fans initially dumbfounded, and eventually eager to know whether he will live or die in both the upcoming sixth book “The Winds of Winter” and Season 6 of “Game of Thrones.”

As Season 6 of the TV series will practically be anchored on “The Winds of Winter,” all eyes and ears are now on the release of the sixth book of the novel, which fans have been waiting for since last year.

While there have been reports that George Martin has already completed writing the book, the author himself doused cold water on the speculations by saying that he will tell the whole world if he is through with it.

Winds of Winter

With the life of Jon Snow hanging in the balance, the millions of fans of “Game of Thrones” all over the world have resorted to the internet to find answers or spoilers to their question. Unfortunately, they cannot get much from the stars of the TV series as most of them are consistently saying that it’s all over for Jon Snow.


  1. I think there is no “manuscript” Grrm said himself that most of the work is done, only the editing part is left.

    1. Hate to say this, but a “Manuscript” by definition is, “Any document written by hand or typewritten, as opposed to being mechanically printed or reproduced in some automated way” (~Wikipedia); suggesting that only the editing part, therefor IS left…

  2. I find it quite ironic that many of the fans of this series who are chomping at the bit for this next book, nay the rest of the main series to be completed before the demise of author himself, are also begging for him to devote more time to other volumes to be released about Westeros in the form of books such as the so-called, “Grimarillion”, thus making it more likely that someone else may have to eventually pick up the pieces for the Song itself’s final chapter.

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