Jon Snow, played by Kit Harrington, in the hit TV series “Game of Thrones” on HBO, is one of the most, if not the most popular, and fan-favorite characters in the show.
“Game of Thrones,” as everyone knows, is based on the fantasy novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by critically-acclaimed author George R.R. Martin.
The fate of Jon Snow 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 writing the book.
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 an answer to their question and in the process get spoilers for the book and the TV series. 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, cites KpopStarz.
It is because of the fate of Jon Snow that the release of “The Winds of Winter” got another intense pressure. But George Martin is unperturbed because he is not the type to give in to fan wish and would rather do things by his own timeline.
Previous reports say that “The Winds of Winter” will be released in October this year, but Martin has yet to confirm the speculation.
What is certain at this point is that the book will be released before Season 6 of “Game of Thrones is aired on HBO by April 2016, which means that the book can come out anytime from October 2015 to March 2016.
“Game of Thrones” Director Jack Bender actually spilled the beans on the book when he said recently on Reddit that he already has a copy of “The Winds of Winter.” But in an attempt to plug the major leak on the book, reports immediately came out saying that Bender might have mistaken the Season 6 outline of the HBO TV series “Game of Thrones” with the draft copy or manuscript of the book, notes Christian Today.
Uncharacteristically, Jack Bender has not made any subsequent comment on the book since then and he was likely prevented from doing so, lest he spills more beans to the public.
After the series finale of Season 5 of “Game of Thrones” put millions of global fans of the show on edges with plenty of cliffhangers, most of them resorted to the internet to look for spoilers and find the answers to questions that they were looking for.
As the cast members and the showrunners often give vague answers, if not misleading ones, fans were thus left with the biggest spoiler of them all – “The Winds of Winter.”
But everyone also knows that the internet is always ahead when it comes to news and leaks so fans are optimistic that more details of “The Winds of Winter” will become available as its release date draws near. More than anything else, they are excited for the book because they wanted to know what will happen to the major characters that they are following in the TV series.
George Martin has said previously that the TV series has already deviated from his book series so not everyone who dies in the series also dies in the book, short of saying that watching the TV series does not necessarily mean that it’s as good as reading the upcoming book.