The Winds of Winter remains highly anticipated to fans, mainly the avid followers of George RR Martin. Since HBO dropped the trailer for Game of Thrones Season 8, fans are now more concerned of the release of planned sixth novel in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire.
When will The Winds of Winter of George RR Martin be released? This is absolutely a million-dollar question. As Game of Thrones Season 8 (final season) comes closer to its release (episode 1 slated to be aired on April 14, 2019), the series of books that initially inspired it, i.e., A Song of Ice and Fire, continues to leave followers hanging.
According to Express, The Winds of Winter is George RR Martin's top priority, this is what the 70-year-old American novelist revealed, but he didn't reveal the exact release date. Some say that it isn't going to be out before Game of Thrones Season 8 completes on the television screen. This may be true as if it is released, the curiosity to know what's going to happen in Game of Thrones finale will indeed dwindle.
Even A Dream of Spring is also highly anticipated and fans are looking forward to its release. In February this year, Business Times China reported that George RR Martin was forced to take go for a hiatus from writing as 'his creative juice had dried out temporarily'. Even in a conversation with Entertainment Weekly in last November, he said, "I know there are a lot of people out there who are very angry with me that Winds of Winter isn't finished. And I'm mad about that myself. I wished I finished it four years ago. I wished it was finished now. But it's not. And I've had dark nights of the soul where I've pounded my head against the keyboard and said – God! Will I ever finish this? The show is going further and further forward and I'm falling further and further behind. What the hell is happening here? I've got to do this."
Apart from working on the remaining instalment on A Song of Ice and Fire, he is also engrossed in writing scripts of forthcoming five Game of Thrones spinoffs. This is another reason why he is taking excessive time to complete.