Could it be true? We have been waiting for this since 2011 When A Dance with Dragons was released, which ended with Jon Snow’s murder. What a cliffhanger! (until we saw the beginning of Season 6 Game of Thrones).
Still, for those pure book lovers who prefer A Song of Ice and Fire books to the HBO series, this is huge, HUGE news! Here is a quote from author George R. R. Martin.
“As for finishing my book… I fear that New Zealand would distract me entirely too much. Best leave me here in Westeros for the nonce. But I tell you this — if I don’t have THE WINDS OF WINTER in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for Worldcon, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I’m done.”
GRRM was formally invited by the country of New Zealand to come and finish his book in relative quiet (umm, there was a volcano eruption recently, so, yeah). Anyhow, no word on when the RELEASE of the book will be. Ugh!