It’s a little late for a Christmas gift, but it’s received with great joy nonetheless. George R.R. Martin has released a new excerpt from The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the sprawling A Song of Ice and Fire series. Not sure if you’re aware of this or not, but this series has received a ridiculous amount of buzz lately. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know HBO has adapted the first book, A Game of Thrones into an incredibly popular television series, with the second season premiering in April. There’s also a few video games on the way, including an RPG developed with Martin’s input. Which had me wondering, with the all the support he’s given to HBO’s series, time spent developing video games, and even working on a Game of Thrones comic book where will he find the time to finish the damn books?!?

Apparently Martin’s a wizard because he’s somehow finding the time. Released today on his blog is this new excerpt from The Winds of Winter. It’s particularly exciting because A Dance with Dragons only released early this year. Getting the chance to read a bit more from Winds has me hopeful we won’t be waiting another five years for this book. Then again, it’s a chapter, it could be all he has written.

On where this chapter fits chronologically Martin writes,

The chronology, as usual, is tricky. This chapter will be found eventually at the beginning of Winds, but as you will be able to tell from context, it actually takes place before some of the chapters at the end of [A Dance with Dragons].

There’s no spoilery talk allowed on Martin’s site, but here we don’t give a fuck. Just clearly mark any spoilery comments below. Speaking of which, I’m about to get a little spoilery. Does anyone else find it interesting the preview chapter for Dance was a Reek chapter and now this one is a Theon chapter? Who’d of ever thought this character would be so important? And what about those ravens? It’s got to be Bran, right? Somehow speaking through the birds? I don’t know, lots of questions, what do you guys think?

Source: TDW: Geek

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