Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has said he thinks the next instalment of his A Song of Ice and Fire series will be finished and released this year.
It has been five and a half years since the fifth book was published, and speculation about the release of the sixth – The Winds of Winter – has been unwavering ever since.
After a fan wrote to Martin on his blog suggesting that an update would put an end to all the questions, the author responded:
You really think statements like that would make a difference? Ah, you sweet summer child. I have years of experience with this that tells me otherwise.
But okay, I will try it your way.
Not done yet, but I've made progress. But not as much as I hoped a year ago, when I thought to be done by now.
I think it will be out this year. (But hey, I thought the same thing last year).
Yes, he wouldn't have said it if he didn't think it would be done.I want to, but I've been hurt before.Oh, you sweet summer child...
vote votesYes, he wouldn't have said it if he didn't think it would be done.
vote votesI want to, but I've been hurt before.
vote votesOh, you sweet summer child...