The last time George RR Martin published a book in A Song Ice and Fire’s main series of novels was 2011. Since then the Game of Thrones TV series began and finished ahead of his book narrative. And with the 71-year-old still writing the penultimate book The Winds of Winter, it’s now been almost a decade since A Dance with Dragons hit bookshelves.
But what if Martin has secretly been working on final book A Dream of Spring too?
This is what one theorist on the ASOIAF Reddit reckons, with other fans now rallying around this idea.
James007BondUK wrote: “Winds is the penultimate book.
“Dream finishes the story.”
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The theorist continued: “Since the books series is so intricately crafted and relies on past buildup and events so much, is Winds taking so long because Martin is simultaneously working on Dream as well.
“Not to say that he is writing chapters for Dream but maybe just sketching the plot on a detailed level.
“If he publishes Winds now and then starts work on Dream, he has no other room/book to course-correct things if he wishes to later.
“Unlike for previous books where he knew he had a few books left to revise or course correct the plot.”
They added: “Could it be that Winds is almost written but being constantly revised with respect to Dream?
“At the end of the day, Dream will be the most important book of the saga as endings mostly are.
“Dream will not just provide closure to the story but also reflect what George’s themes really were.”
Last week, Martin gave his first update on his progress with The Winds of Winter in months.
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The author posted on his blog: “For those of you who may be concerned for me personally… yes, I am aware that I am very much in the most vulnerable population, given my age and physical condition.
“But I feel fine at the moment, and we are taking all sensible precautions.
“I am off by myself in a remote isolated location, attended by one of my staff, and I’m not going into town or seeing anyone.
“Truth be told, I am spending more time in Westeros than in the real world, writing every day.”
Martin even gave fans a quick teaser of how the book’s plot will go.
He wrote: “Things are pretty grim in the Seven Kingdoms.
“But maybe not as grim as they may become here.”
If he keeps this up hopefully The Winds of Winter will release this year after all.
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