Fans will still have to wait a little longer for the Winds of Winter release date. Game of Thrones author George R.R . Martin is not ready to release it just yet.
The famous author instead finished another story. However, it is not what fans have been waiting for in the last five years. The work is part of a collaborative project, titled the Book of Swords, which seems to be an anthology of short stories.
The book is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The description of the book at the online retail store reads:
“Fifteen original tales celebrating fantasy’s golden age of sword and sorcery, including a new story from George RR Martin set in the world of A Game of Thrones!”
Winds of Winter Release Date
GRRM has yet to confirm the release date of the sixth installment of his A Song of Ice and Fire saga. The author, however, released some excerpts of Winds of Winter in the past.
Earlier this month, Martin said that he thought the much-awaited book could be out this year. “I think it will be out this year. But hey, I thought the same thing last year,” he said. GRRM released the most recent installment of A Song of Ice and Fire in 2011.
In August 2016, speculations emerged that the Winds of Winter release date will be delayed further after Martin announced a new TV project. The author said at the time that the new sci-fi series will be based on his Wild Cards novels.
NBC’s Universal Cable Productions acquired the rights to develop the series. Martin expressed hope that his anthology series would make it to the small screen by this year or in 2018.
The final book of the series is supposedly where GoT season 6 is to be based upon. Season 6 of the Emmy award-winning series concluded last year.
Meanwhile, HBO recently released the first trailer for the seventh season of Game of Thrones. Fan-favorite characters are all coming back this season.
Game of Thrones season 7 will premiere this year while fans still have to wait for the Winds of Winter release date. HBO is also taking its time before making the big announcement for the final season of GoT.
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