The Jakarta Post
George R.R Martin, author of the original 'Game of Thrones' books, has said on his blog that he is prioritizing 'The Winds of Winter', the next entry in the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. (STR/AFP/-)
George R.R. Martin has confirmed that he is working on the next entry in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, titled The Winds of Winter, which fans have long awaited, but has yet to confirm a publishing date.
Martin wrote on his blog: “And yes, before you ask, work on WINDS OF WINTER continues, and remains my top priority. It is ridiculous to think otherwise. If I wasn’t busy with WINDS, don’t you think I’d be scripting one or more of these pilots myself? It’s not as if I’ve never written for TV…”
The literary series, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based, has not seen a new book since A Dance With Dragons was published in 2011.
Still, HBO confirmed last week that it had a Game of Thrones spin-off in the works that would take place thousands of years before the events of the current show, and would follow “the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour”.
Speaking about The Winds of Winter in an interview last year, Martin stated: “I did not start to write slower over the years. I was working on the first book for six years and four years on the second one. Fantasists who release their novels every year do not offer books of large volume. These are not 1.5K pages like mine, but, for example, 500. In addition, I have not become younger. Age does not add enthusiasm.” (sq/wng)