Author George R.R. Martin recently released another chapter for his highly anticipated sixth book “The Winds of Winter” but straightened out the records that he is not announcing its launch date yet.
The writer took it to his blog to announce that they have added the said excerpt to his actual website to replace the Alayne chapter that has been in the page for the past year. The new teaser features Arianne Martell.
He teased that it may give the readers more insights about the Sand Snakes, Prince Doran, Areo Hotah, Ellario Sand, and Darkstar. However, although the sample will give the readers an update, they have to wait for the rest of the narrative. “And no, just to spike any b******* 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…” the author wrote.
When asked by a fan directly if the rumors about the novel being edited by publishers and due to come out this months are not true, “Complete crap, yes. Who makes up these stories?” he replied.
According to reports, the replacement is not an actual new material from the latest installment in “A Song of Fire and Ice” saga since Martin has already previewed it in various conferences he appeared in. The chapter is deemed to be a direct predecessor to Alayne’s story with the focus on Arianne travelling to Westeros with her confidantes. She attempts to found out the details regarding the uprising headed by Aegon Targaryen and Lord Connington.
Although the chapter has been received with enthusiasm by fans, some are also said to be reportedly concerned that it seems to imply that the project may not have progressed that much in the last three years.
In a previous interview, Martin admitted that he is feeling the pressure about the release date of the book since its TV adaptation in HBO, “Game of Thrones,” has overtaken the original storylines. “There are a lot of people working on the TV show, a lot of very talented people. But I am the only one that can do the books” he stated.