George RR Martin, author of Game of Thrones, has said the latest addition to his popular series will be delayed further because “the book's not done”. This comes just as the hype for the TV adaptation of GOT season 6 starts.
Currently the release date of 'The Winds of Winter' was due to coincide with the launch of season 6 in April this year but now that deadline has been thrown away which means the series will ultimately drop before the book!
Martin said although ”There’s a lot written” – “Hundreds of pages. Dozens of chapters” - he is still “months away” from completion adding, “and that’s if the writing goes well.” ...
Believe me, it gave me no pleasure to type those words. You’re disappointed, and you’re not alone.
My editors and publishers are disappointed, HBO is disappointed, my agents and foreign publishers and translators are disappointed… but no one could be more disappointed than me.
But the book’s not done. Nor is it likely to be finished tomorrow, or next week.
If truth be told, sometimes the writing goes well and sometimes it doesn’t, and that was true for me even when I was in my 20s.”
The sixth season of the popular HBO TV series based on Martin's books has already caught up with his storylines, and he admitted it may be strange for readers to find those who watch the TV series ahead of readers with plot lines for the first time. However Martin has said that some of the spoilers that will come from the launch of season 6 will in fact not impact the book as the books have diverged and will continue to do so until their completion.
So when will the book be out? When asked this is all the George had too say;
"When delivery will be, I can't say. I'm not going to set another deadline for myself to trip over," he writes. "The deadlines just stress me out."
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