Did you watch the Game of Thrones series? The ending was miserable, right! We all expected a better final season, but the show somehow failed to stand out. Well, writer George R.R. Martin is working on the next series, “The Winds of Winter,” which is the sixth installment of A Song of Ice and Fire series. The series was initially intended in the early stages of the series. Martin concluded that the series would be succeeded by the final novel, A Dream of Spring. In this article, we will talk about George Martin’s new series, on which characters it will be based on, when we are going to read it, and many more such details.
George Raymond Richard Martin, also known as GRRM, is an American novelist and a short story writer in the genre of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. He is also a television producer and screenwriter. In the year of 2005, Lev Grossman of Time called George by the name “American Tolkien,” and in 2011, he was included on the Times 100 list of the most influential people. Martin started selling short stories of science fiction professionally at the age of 21, in 1970. The first sale of his career was “The Hero,” which was sold to Galaxy magazine. Martin briefly returned to novel writing in 1991. He was sad and frustrated that due to limitations of the budget in TV-related production, he was forced to cut characters and trim battle scenes. He admires the work of J.R.R. Tolkien in his childhood, and always wanted to write an epic fantasy, but he did not have any ideas.
A Game of Thrones was published in 1996. Then in 1998, A Clash of Kings and A Storms of Swords in 2000. A Feast for Crows was the fourth novel in this series, published in 2005 and became The New York Times number one Bestseller.
The Winds of Winter will take its reader farther to the north, and the Whitewalkers will also appear in the book. In the previous series, A Dance with Dragons covered significantly less story than Martin thought, which excluded one extensive battle sequence. Martin said he would open the series with two big battles, the battle in the ice and the battle at Meereen- the battle of Slaver’s Bay. The chapter of Victarion Greyjoy will start after five minutes of the end of A Dance with Dragons, taking the start of the arrival of Ironborn in the evening in Slaver’s Bay. In a book fair, named Guadalajara International Book Fair in 2016, Martin gave the audience some clues about the dark plot of The Winds of Winter. He said the story had been told to its viewers for 20 years that “Winter is coming.” The phrase indicates that winter is that time when things die, and the world would fill with the cold and ice, which is not going to be happy for some characters.
Martin also confirmed that The Winds of Winter would be based on point-of-view of some characters, namely Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Arianne Martell, Aeron Grejoy, Theon Greyjoy, Victarion Greyjoy, Tyrion Lannister, and Barristan Selmy. He also said that characters like Areo Hotah, Melisandre, Bran Stark and Cersei Lannister would also be the part of the series but as a part of viewpoints and will not add any elaborated viewpoint characters.
If the pre-production work goes well, the series is expected to be released somewhere around the next year. In the meantime, we are trying to analyze in which way The Winds of Winter might improve some of the disappointing aspects of Game of Thrones.
Samwell Tarly, he is the most sympathetic and quietly brave character in Game of Thrones. He is honest, loyal, and intelligent. However, Samwell is relegated to the background because he would spend most of his time reading a book rather than wielding a sword. He was playing second fiddle to Jon Snow, but he has his ambitions and learns to defend himself. However, Game of Thrones avoided Sam’s storyline. It built up his training at the Citadel, but the whole plot was over in a flash. Until now we saw, Sam finally became a maester himself after spending a lot of time in Citadel. Now in The Winds of Winter, there are a couple of paths of his journey, he could go on being a maester, or he could stand at the center of a powerful prophecy. But the next novel has an opportunity to bring back Sam and to make his character more relevant. However, long-running fan theory suggests that the reason for Sam’s inability to fit in with the House Tarly is because he is Aegon Targaryen, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Elia Martell. It is believed that Aegon Targaryen died by the Mountain during Robert’s rebellion. However, the theory suggests that Aegon was smuggled out of King’s Landing by Varys, and he gave him to Randyll to raise. And also, Sam being Targaryen would explain why Tarly was cruel to Aegon and sent him to the Night’s Watch.
The Hound and The Mountain
The two rival brothers, Sandor Clegane, who was also known as “The Hound” and Gregor, who was named “The Mountain.” in the series Game of Thrones, presented a tumultuous relationship between these two, filled with hatred and anger. And after years, audiences speculated that the brothers eventually killed each other. This then became known as Cleganebowl. Cleganbowl originated when Cersei Lannister called for a trial by combat, after the death of her son Joffrey. In The Wind of Winter, the sixth book in A Song of Ice and Fire series might not involve Cleganebowl for one big reason. The brothers’ rivalry began when they were very young. Gregor, who was five years older than Sandor, was monstrous. Sandor grew up under the shadow of his brother and feared Gregor. The young Sandor liked his brother’s sword and took it to play with. In response, Gregor shoved his younger brother’s face into the burning coal and held him down. Sandor was mentally and physically scarred after that incident. And perhaps the worst part is his father lied to everyone about the experience. Sandor followed his brother’s footsteps and also joined the house Lannister, but he never took vows to become an official knight.
Later in the story, he tied the bond with Arya Stark, but she ditched him and left him for dead after his battle with the Brienne of Tarth. Although in Martin’s book, Sandor never actually fought Brienne. In the end, Sandor threw himself at Gregor and ended Cleganebowl. But it was not clear whether they died or are still alive.
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