November 19, 2014

"The Winds of Winter" About Half Done...At Least

Well, there is both good and bad news - George R.R. Martin is about halfway done The Winds of Winter, Book Six of A Song of Ice and Fire

"..."I'm still in the middle of the book..."

http://mashable.com/2014/11/16/george-rr-martin-charity-event/

Of course, he could have more done and is going back to the middle of the book to write or edit extra stuff in regards to the winners. 

This is all speculation, of course, and is no indication of how much of The Winds of Winter is completed. Bear in mind, he began working on the book in January 2012, and he was already about 200 pages in, which were transferred from Book Five, A Dance With Dragons.

I think it's safe to say that 2015 release date is hopeful, and 2016 is reasonable and realistic. Also, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of A Game of Thrones, the first book.

Either way, I am looking forward to it. 

Those worrying about the show overtaking the books remember this - George has a lot of input on the Game of Thrones HBO series, and there's a reason why the show has steadily strayed from the books.

My dream, for the show, if it does end at seven seasons, is to split the seventh season in two part, each part consisting of seven episodes. Much like how AMC has split the last bit of Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and now, Hell on Wheels. HBO did likewise with The Sopranos

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