“The Winds of Winter” hasn’t got a proper release date yet, but “Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin dropped a few teasers recently.
Martin, who is behind the popular “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy series, gave an interview that is rife with spoilers.
“I think we’re gonna start out with a big smash with the two enormous battles,” Martin told Entertainment Weekly. He is likely talking about battles with Ramsay Bolton and Stannis Baratheon’s armies.
He said there’s going to be more betrayals, twists, and even weddings.
“We have more deaths, and we have more betrayals. We have more marriages,” he told EW, adding that the Dothraki will also make a return to the story “in a big way,” while adding there’s “a lot of stuff is happening at The Wall.”
He also said Tyrion and Daenerys will eventually meet in some way.
“Well, Tyrion and Dany will intersect, in a way, but for much of the book they’re still apart,” he said. “They both have quite large roles to play here. Tyrion has decided that he actually would like to live, for one thing, which he wasn’t entirely sure of during the last book, and he’s now working toward that end—if he can survive the battle that’s breaking out all around him. And Dany has embraced her heritage as a Targaryen and embraced the Targaryen words. So they’re both coming home.”
It’s still unclear when “Winds of Winter” will be out.
Martin’s next book will actually be the companion “World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the World of Game of Thrones,” which is out in a few months.
Martin posts regular updates on his LiveJournal website.
His last entry was about going to France and Germany.
“Then after a short visit in France, it’s off to beautiful Switzerland and the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, or NIFFF, which GRRM will be attending from July 5th to July 12th. During this wonderfully weird event highlighting fantastic films from all over the world they will feature three movies personally picked by George, Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, CASABLANCA and of course the forever classic FORBIDDEN PLANET. GRRM will be introducing all three of these features and giving a short speech as to the influence these particular films had on him,” he wrote a few days ago.
He also announced the return of his children’s book, “The Ice Dragon.”
“My children’s book THE ICE DRAGON — actually an illustrated and edited version of a short story that I wrote back in the 70s — has been out of print in the US for some time, as a number of my readers have informed me over the past year,” he said.