It seems that the Long Night for Game of Thrones fans gained’t be coming to an finish anytime quickly, as creator George R.R. Martin confirmed right this moment that the newest e-book in his Song of Ice and Fire collection, The Winds of Winter, will not be launched in 2018.
Martin confirmed on his web site that the sixth e-book gained’t be launched this 12 months. “No, winter shouldn’t be coming… not in 2018, at least. You’re going to have to hold ready for THE WINDS OF WINTER,” Martin wrote.
While this information could also be a bit disappointing for fans, it’s definitely not shocking. But Martin’s publish additionally contained some excellent news for readers who can’t get sufficient of Westeros, as he shed new mild on his newest Game of Thrones tie-in, Fire & Blood.
Martin was cautious to notice that this newest work isn’t a standard narrative story. “I do need to stress… certainly, I would like to shout… that FIRE & BLOOD shouldn’t be a novel,” he mentioned. Instead, the e-book is extra of a historical past; actually, Martin calls it his “GRRMarillion (or the primary half of it, at least); that’s to say, my model of Tolkien’s mammoth historical past of Middle Earth.”
As for what we will anticipate from Fire & Blood, Martin mentioned his manuscript is 989 pages, and particulars the primary half of the Targaryen household’s reign over Westeros. This implies that Fire & Blood will be full of tales that includes characters we have solely heard about in the principle Song of Ice and Fire novels and, in accordance to Martin, will function, “Lots of dragons.”
While Winds of Winter gained’t be out this 12 months, Fire & Blood will be; the e-book is scheduled to be launched Nov. 20. As an added tease to fans, Martin mentions that whereas he’s sure individuals will ask him if Fire & Blood offers the premise of one of the Game of Thrones spinoff exhibits in improvement at HBO, he isn’t allowed to say.