'The Winds of Winter' release date rumored for this month?

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Rumors have it that the highly anticipated sixth book “Winds of Winter” in the widely popular novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” may become available sometime this May.

HBO’s TV adaptation, “Game of Thrones,” is currently underway for season 6, which leads to both viewers and readers alike to inquire when can they get their hands on the original source material.

Author George R.R. Martin has expressed his disappointment over the delay in finishing the book previously and said that he is doing the best he can to have it completed, “I wish it was out now. Maybe I’m being overly optimistic about how quickly I can finish. But I canceled two convention appearances, I’m turning down a lot more interviewsanything I can do to clear my decks and get this done.”

Although there is no confirmation yet on the potential schedule of release, some recent reports claim that the manuscript may already be in the publishing house and may launch sometime in early parts of the year. However, it remains to be seen if this comes to fruition.

As fans continue to wait for official words from Martin, he hinted that the narrative will have a big and revealing twist on a long-time character, “This is going to drive your readers crazy, but I love it. I’m still weighing whether to go that direction or not. It’s a great twist.”

Meanwhile, upcoming new installment of “GoT” titled “Oathbreaker” will have interesting things to come for the fans. The synopsis shared by the studio reveals that Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) will meet her future, while Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) will get a glimpse of the past.

Moreover, Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) will confront the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce), while Arya (Maisie Williams) will train to be No One. Varys (Conleth Hill) will find an answer to something, and Ramsay (Iwan Rheon) will get a gift.

“Game of Thrones” season 6, episode 3 is slated to air on Sunday, May 8 at 9 P.M. EST.