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.