'The Winds of Winter' release date not yet confirmed, new 'Song of Ice and Fire' 2017 calendar

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At the start of the year, George R.R. Martin, author of the novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” already told his fans through his live blog journal that the much-awaited installment of his book, “The Winds of Winter” is not yet done.

The author expressed his utmost disappointment and admitted that everyone else is also dismayed. He also explained his initial timeline in 2015, which looked feasible at first, but then caught him later on. Also, Martin explained how deadlines do not work for him.

He also used the same medium to assure fans that he will deliver “The Winds of Winter” the best way he can and estimates the book to be in shelves around three months after completing his manuscript, based on the timeline his publisher told him.

He added that even if “Game of Thrones season 6” will be released prior to his book, it will not spoil the story as the show and book have “diverged” and “will continue to do so.”

Meanwhile, although the release date of “The Winds of Winter” is still uncertain, despite people clamoring for a 2017 launch, the author, through one of his staff members named Raya, surprised fans in a recent post on the same live blog about a 2017 “A Song of Ice and Fire” calendar.

The sneak peek showed a cover illustrated by Didier Graffet, with a promise that the rest of the contents will also feature his artwork. It is also expected to depict the “Battle of Blackwater.”

At the moment, very few details are still revealed regarding the said calendar, but they promised that more information and announcement will come soon.

As of writing, only a few fans have commented on the blog, with mostly positive takes on the sample artwork and calendar preview.