The Winds of Winter: release date, news, plot, chapters and returning charactersFor many years, George R. Martin has been repeatedly asked the morbid question of what would happen if he were to die before finishing his A Song of Ice and Fire series. Since , when the first entry, A Game of Thrones , was published, Martin has written five novels as well as several spin-off stories. The question for book fans now is whether Martin will eventually unveil his own version. Martin remains as resolute as ever: His ending is coming. In a post published on his blog Monday , he assured readers that work continues on The Winds of Winter , though he knows better than to set a deadline. Whatever broad strokes he gave them translated into a final season in which one crucial character, Daenerys Targaryen, wreaked fiery chaos on the continent of Westeros; her lover and ally, Jon Snow, killed her in the aftermath; and, in a twist, the psychic seer Bran Stark became the new king.
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A Song of Ice and Fire should theoretically continue one day soon with Winds of Winter … if Martin ever finishes writing it. Among the information we have is news about how a shocking series finale choice could also be included in Winds of Winter , as casually revealed by actor Isaac Hempstead Wright in late May Per George R. Martin, The Winds of Winter cover with the horn is the real one Confirmed by Martin, the cover included above will be black and feature the Horn of Winter, the legendary instrument that is apparently able to bring down the Wall and allow the White Walkers to travel south. I thought was a bad year, but was even worse I hope better times are ahead for all of us.
He began the first volume of the series, A Game of Thrones , in , and it was published in Martin, who initially envisioned the series as a trilogy, has published five out of a planned seven volumes. The fifth and most recent volume of the series, A Dance with Dragons , was published in and took Martin six years to write. He is currently writing the sixth novel, The Winds of Winter. The point of view of each chapter in the story is a limited perspective of a range of characters growing from nine in the first novel, to 31 characters by the fifth novel. Three main stories interweave: a dynastic war among several families for control of Westeros, the rising threat of the supernatural Others in northernmost Westeros, and the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen , the deposed king's exiled daughter, to assume the Iron Throne. An assortment of disparate and subjective points of view confronts the reader, and the success or survival of point of view characters is never assured.