The Winds of Winter
|The Winds of Winter|
|Author||George R. R. Martin|
|Series||A Song of Ice and Fire|
|Publisher||Bantam Spectra (US) & Voyager Books (UK)|
|Preceded by||A Dance with Dragons|
|Followed by||A Dream of Spring|
The Winds of Winter is the forthcoming sixth novel in the award-winning epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. It takes place after the concurrent fourth and fifth books in the series, A Feast for Crows (2005) and A Dance with Dragons (2011).
By June 2010, Martin had finished four chapters for The Winds of Winter, from the viewpoints of Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, and Arianne Martell. In July 2010, he added that an Aeron Greyjoy chapter had been moved from A Dance with Dragons to The Winds of Winter, and reported that now over 100 pages had been written for the book.
Martin has also stated that the character split occurring in A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons will end with The Winds of Winter. He went on to say that the characters introduced in the latter two books would be the last point-of-view characters added to the series (aside from one-off prologue and epilogue characters).
As a Christmas gift, Martin released an unpublished sample chapter from the book, that will take place at the beginning of the book, but takes place before some of the events at the end of A Dance with Dragons.
List of confirmed POV Characters:
- 1 chapter: Theon Greyjoy, read the excerpt here (spoiler).
- 1 chapter: Aeron Greyjoy.
- 1 chapter: Sansa Stark.
- 1 chapter: Arya Stark.
- 2 chapters: Arianne Martell.
As of yet, there is no scheduled release date for "The Winds of Winter".
- "Dancing in Circles". Not a Blog. June 27, 2010. http://grrm.livejournal.com/159060.html.
- "Dancing". Not a Blog. July 31, 2010. http://grrm.livejournal.com/169899.html.
- "A Dance With Dragons: The Latest Info (inc. pub date!)". Asoiaf.westeros.org. http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/topic/5960-a-dance-with-dragons-the-latest-info-inc-pub-date/. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
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