George R. R. Martin Releases ‘Winds Of Winter' Excerpt

May 11, 2016

“Game of Thrones” fans have waited a long time for George R. R. Martin to finish his fantasy series, "A Song of Ice and Fire." Martin teased their hunger Tuesday by publishing a new chapter on his website from the sixth book in the series, "The Winds of Winter."

The chapter focuses on Arianne Martell — daughter of Doran Martell — a character who hasn’t been included in HBO's "Game of Thrones" series.

"’Shall we unfurl your banner?’ asked Joss Hood.”

"’Not as yet,’ said Arianne. In most places, it served her well to play the princess, but there were some where it did not.”

Martin is very clear on his "Not a blog" blog that the release of the Arianne chapter doesn’t mean he's completed "The Winds of Winter."

"Monkey is still on my back… but he's growing, he is, and one day…"