Fans are eagerly anticipating news from George R. R. Martin about the sixth book in the Game of Thrones series, “Winds of Winter.”
However, updates have come not from Martin, but from the publisher of the books’ Spanish versions.
Alejo Cuervo, editor of Ediciones Gilgamesh, revealed during a radio interview that Winds of Winter will be coming out next year.
“It is expected next year,” the editor is quoted by Crossmap as saying.
Cuervo, who was interviewed during a segment by the Los Siete Reinos of the Catalan radio station El Mon a RAC, said that they are expecting an advance copy of the manuscript from George R.R. Martin anytime soon so they can begin translating it into Spanish.
He then said that the English version will be coming out next year, ahead of the Spanish edition.
The sixth book is highly anticipated, especially by fans of the character Jon Snow, who was apparently stabbed to death at the end of both the fifth season of the HBO series and the fifth book, “Dance With Dragons.”
According to the Christian Post, there will be major differences between the Games of Thrones book series by George R.R. Martin and the TV series being produced by HBO from the sixth book onwards.
Martin himself hinted at that during an interview with the publication GeekWire.
According to the author, it is possible that the HBO TV series will follow an alternative storyline and reach the ending to the story faster than he can finish the books.
He also admitted spoiling the ending he envisioned to the producers of the HBO series.
The author then said that he’ll just keep writing and allow HBO to adapt the story as they see fit.
“I’m just going to tell my story, and they’re telling their story and adapting my books, and we shall see,” GeekWire quoted the author as saying.