George R.R. Martin Officially Confirms Winds of Winter Delay

Over the weekend, George R.R. Martin fans received some disappointing news: the sixth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series will not be completed before the sixth season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO in April. While you may be saying ‘we’ve known this for a while,’ fans have still hoped that Martin would complete the book so the television series does not go beyond the original content even further. 

Martin wrote a heartfelt LiveJournal post expressing:

THE WINDS OF WINTER is not finished. Believe me, it gave me no pleasure to type those words. You’re disappointed, and you’re not alone. My editors and publishers are disappointed, HBO is disappointed, my agents and foreign publishers and translators are disappointed… but no one could possibly be more disappointed than me. 

Will you still watch the HBO series even though its material is no longer from the books?

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