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New Game of Thrones Trailer and News About Winds of Winter

A lot of Game of Thrones news has broken out today, the first one being the leaked trailer from Season 5:

I won’t go into a lot since I know what happens, but the trailer is good, it shows just about everyone, we know that this season will not have Bran.  I did like the glimpses of the Sand Snakes, Prince Oberyn’s daughters, they are amazing characters.  Still upset that my fav character from the Dorne will not be in this season.  As you can see there will be some things happening at The Wall.  Tyrion has been taken somewhere safe by The Spider.  Arya has also found a place to go.  Cersei will be dealing with her father’s death and Margery well I think we all knew that she was going to become Queen again.  There will be a lot happening this season as they start-up books 4 and 5.

I don't know how much longer I can keep calm

I don’t know how much longer I can keep calm

Speaking of the book, it looks like we will be waiting another year for Winds of Winter.  George R. R. Martin’s publisher has said that the book will not be out this year.  There is a lot going into the book, most writers put this much work into 3 books apparently.  Anyone who has read the books can a test to how much information is put into each one.

While we wait we will be getting 3 prequel novellas: The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword, and The Mystery Knight.  While having these novellas will definitely help past the time, I really want Winds of Winter. Soon I am going to forget what happened in books 4 and 5.  I am hoping that we will see Winds of Winter in 2016, because then the show will be getting close.  The only good thing is that they have at least 3 season with books 4 and 5, that gives George R. R. Martin this year to get it done.

George R. R. Martin releases a New Chapter for ‘The Winds of Winter’

The Winds of Winter

George R. R. Martin promised us that he would release a new chapter for The Winds of Winter this month.  Here is an except from that chapter.

She woke with a gasp, not knowing who she was, or where.

The smell of blood was heavy in her nostrils… or was that her nightmare, lingering? She had dreamed of wolves again, of running through some dark pine forest with a great pack at her hells, hard on the scent of prey.

Half-light filled the room, grey and gloomy. Shivering, she sat up in bed and ran a hand across her scalp. Stubble bristled against her palm. I need to shave before Izembaro sees. Mercy, I’m Mercy, and tonight I’ll be raped and murdered. Her true name was Mercedene, but Mercy was all anyone ever called her…

The rest of the chapter can be found here on George R. R. Martin’s official page , everyone is trying to get on there so it might take a while.

The chapter is called ‘Mercy’, who the chapter happens to be about.


Those of us who are caught up on the book know that this is actually an Arya chapter.  George R. R. Martin claims that this is actually an old chapter one that he has written a long time ago.

We are still waiting for a released date on The Winds of Winter, I know many of us hope that it will be soon.

George R. R. Martin has released a teaser excerpt from The Winds of Winter

The Winds of Winter

For those of us who are very patiently (I do say that with sarcasm) waiting for The Winds of Winter to finally come out.  I know, I have not been waiting as long as some people have.  While there is no release date for The Wind of Winter as of yet, I know many of us wonder if there will ever be one.  George R. R. Martin has given us an excerpt from a Tyrion chapter to help tide us over.

“Somewhere off in the far distance, a dying man was screaming for his mother. ‘To horse!’ a man was yelling in Ghiscari, in the next camp to the north of the Second Sons. ‘To horse! To horse!’ High and shrill, his voice carried a long way in the morning air, far beyond his own encampment. Tyrion knew just enough Ghiscari to understand the words, but the fear in his voice would have been plain in any tongue. I know how he feels.

We can expect an update from The Winds of Winter soon, which will include a few new characters and location descriptions.  It will also include more from Tyrion’s chapter.

George R. R. Martin has acknowledged that the show is getting done a lot quicker then he is writing the remaining 2 books.  He might need to spend a bit more time writing.  On the plus side George R. R. Martin did tell the creators of the Game of Thrones TV Show how he planned to end it.  At least we know that they can continue the story.

Until then, we are just going to have to enjoy the few teaser chapters that we get.  At least we will have season 4 of Game of Thrones to help tide us over.

I don't know how much longer I can keep calm

I don’t know how much longer I can keep calm