When the last season of Game of Thrones premiered last April 14, 2019, a lot of fans were excited to witness the conclusion to this epic fantasy saga. But much to the dismay of viewers, they weren’t able to get that. With the rushed storyline, multiple plot holes, and the “Starbucks cup” accident, many fans were devastated to see their favorite HBO show end on such a dreary note.
In fact, Emilia Clarke–who played the titular role of Daenerys Targaryan–even expressed her disappointment at the series ending. She told The Sunday Times that she wished the show “could have spun it out for a little longer” and that she didn’t fully agree with the fate of her character.
“I really felt for her (Daenerys). And yeah, was I annoyed that Jon Snow didn’t have to deal with something? He got away with murder—literally,” Clarke told the news outlet.
So it’s not surprising that a lot of people have been eagerly waiting for George R.R. Martin to give an update on Winds of Winter, the highly-anticipated sequel in the A Song of Ice and Fire saga. And now, thanks to the safety precautions mandated by the government and other health-related institutions, Martin has announced that he is continuing to write the book while under self-isolation.
According to his blog, the author is “spending more time in Westeros than in the real world, writing every day.” He also offers some ominous hints about the events that will unfold in his next book.
“Things are pretty grim in the Seven Kingdoms… but maybe not as grim as they may become here,” Martin wrote.
At the moment, Martin is said to be writing the sixth installment of the franchise “in a remote isolated location.” He is reportedly “attended by one of my staff [members]” and is “not going into town or seeing anyone” for safety reasons.
Hopefully, George R.R. Martin can finish the novel soon so we can have another Game of Thrones tale to fan over!
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