The Winds of Winter book release date is tantalizing fans across the globe for a long time now. To whet fans’ appetites, George R.R. Martin has now talked of a lot more darkness in his next book. He revealed several “dark chapters right now in the book”.
Martin’s books are the basis for the acclaimed Game of Thrones TV series. He made the statement about his book’s plot at Mexico’s Guadalajara International Book Fair. He talked of having told fans “for 20 years that winter was coming”.
The Winds of Winter book will contain several more deaths as hinted by Martin. LA Times reports that Martin has already stated that “winter is the time when things die”. He also said that winter is when “cold and ice and darkness fill the world”.
More on what Martin Said
He also talked of the Winds of Winter not being “the happy feel-good that people may be hoping for.” This is the 6th book in the series and is eagerly awaited by fans of the writer. Several of these fans have often expressed impatience with the slow pace of Martin’s writing.
The earlier book called A Dance with Dragons came out in the year 2011. Martin has also clarified that “some of the characters” will now be “in very dark places”. The actual idea behind the series has evolved hugely according to Martin.
Is His Darkness Rooted Deeply in Current Reality?
Martin has previously called 2016 “a bloody awful year” and has been dismayed at the results of the United States Presidential election. He talked of how “America has spoken. I really thought we were better than this. Guess not”.
He also stated that “over the next four years, our problems are going to get much, much worse”. He also talked of how “winter is coming. I told you so”. These statements and beliefs do hint at more characters dying in the series.
This is particularly evident when he talks of things dying in winter. iTech Post reports that the Winds of Winter will release in March 2017.