Game of Thrones book readers have several reasons to be excited this week; 5,928 reasons to be exact because that’s how many words are included in the NEW excerpt from The Winds of Winter.
Late last night, the new content was posted to George R.R. Martin’s website. Martin took to his LiveJournal site to announce the new chapter. After sharing an excerpt from his Wild Cards series, Martin then wrote the following:
“And… because I know how much bitching I’d get if I offered a new sample from Wild Cards without also doing one from A SONG OFICE & FIRE… we’ve also changed the WINDS OF WINTER sample on my website, replacing the Alayne chapter that’s been there for the past year with one featuring Arianne Martell. (Some of you may have heard me read this one at cons).
Have a read at: http://www.georgerrmartin.com/excerpt-from-the-winds-of-winter/
You want to know what the Sand Snakes, Prince Doran, Areo Hotah, Ellaria Sand, Darkstar, and the rest will be up to in WINDS OF WINTER? Quite a lot, actually. The sample will give you ataste. Forthe rest, you will need to wait.”
Try to contain your excitement though. The new excerpt does NOT mean that Martin’s novel is anywhere near finished, which he was quick to remind his fans:
“And no, just to spike any bullshit rumors, changing the sample chapter does NOT mean I am done. See the icon up above? Monkey is still on my back… but he’s growing, he is, and one day..’
Martin’s mood, on LiveJournal, is currently displayed as “Busy” so, does this mean he is finally kicking his writing into high gear? We sure hope so!
Have you read the new excerpt? Let us know what you think in the comments below!