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The Winds of Winter

(A Song of Ice and Fire #6)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  8,801 ratings  ·  437 reviews
The Winds of Winter is the forthcoming sixth novel in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

The previous installment, A Dance with Dragons, covered less story than Martin intended, omitting at least one planned large battle sequence and leaving several character threads ending in cliffhangers. Martin intends to resolve these cliffhangers "ver
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Zero vi Britannia When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When Dany's womb quickens again,…moreWhen the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When Dany's womb quickens again, and she bears a living child. Then it will be released, and not before.(less)

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Apr 03, 2013 marked it as ceci-n-est-ce-pas-un-compte-rendu
i have no real information about what is going to happen in this book, but i think it's gonna go a little something like this:

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Apr 08, 2014 marked it as to-read

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✨    jami   ✨
the year is 2199, George R.R Martin has preserved his brain in a freezer and uploaded his consciousness in order to avoid death and continue procrastinating writing this book.

my great great grandchild raises me from the grave so I can read this book, and my ghost thoroughly enjoys it
Alberto Lecompte
Nov 28, 2012 marked it as to-read
If GRRM dies before finishing the series,i will perform blood magic and bring him back by sacrificing the life of justin bieber and\or other disgusting person
Darth J
How long it feels waiting for this book:
mark monday
Jan 10, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy-modern
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Sep 27, 2012 marked it as to-read
Update: It's now 2020, and I return to this hopeful snapshot of my optimistic youth from time to time, to wonder what it must have been like to be so innocent. Alas.

It's 2017. I give up.

Update of the update: 2016 is half over. At this point I'm pretty sure when I purchase this book it's going to be a page that says 'just watch the show' followed by 600 blank pages.

Update: Alas, as 2015 begins to fade I come to the realization that my plan will never come to fruition. It was a good plan. I'll m
Nov 14, 2018 marked it as to-read
Mariah Carey: All I want for Christmaaaas is -
me, at the top of my lungs: THIS FUCKING BOOK TO COME OUT
Sep 30, 2012 marked it as to-read
I just finished A Dance with Dragons. It is the hour of the wolf and I can't sleep. The end of this book is absoultely amazing, and leaves me with the absurd need of hugging you and slapping you at the same time, George Really Ruthless Martin.
You are my many-faced God.
Geri Reads
May 28, 2013 marked it as to-read

Don't do this to me, George.

May 27, 2012 marked it as tbr-anticipated
EDIT: June 30, 2019

Yes, we're still waiting and the ending of the HBO series left much to be desired.

So what are you reading in the meantime?
Give me some recommendations, I'm going through a slump...

EDIT: Mar 17, 2014
(previously posted in the comments)

I would like to interject on all the people complaining about George R.R. Martin's writing process on this "review" of mine...

I would like to clarify that my "review" was not made in the spirit of complaining about Mr. Martin, but rather just a c
-Bookish Gal-
May 24, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: media-tie-in, fantasy

So it's 2016 and no signs of TWOW even now and fans are like


because let's face it, this was us,


And there's only one man responsible for this, one man alone.


But there's no point in raging and ranting, because that's gonna help with nothing right, it's not like Martin is gonna bow down against the collective rage of the fandom and finish his next mammoth anytime soon. Besides, there aren't many Starks left and I for one, would really, really like to see at least ONE of them make it to th
Sean Barrs
Apr 16, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy
I have to post this, spoilers be damned (that’s your warning), but I guess we know the biggest mystery now that this series ever posed.

Hold the door

I’m literally crying right now. That last episode almost broke me. I need to read this now. What a shame that the answer was revealed on the show and not in the way it should have been……

I wonder how much dramatic effect George R.R Martin is going to sacrifice. I’ve waited five years for my answers, and now I’m getting a second rate version of
May 22, 2019 marked it as wishlist
George R. R. Martin can take his sweet ass time. I’ve already seen one rushed ending, I don’t need another one. You do you, George.
Jan 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
Surprising no one, still this:

Junkie for the Written Word
2015 HAHA

Oh, book #6, I see your expected publication date and I laugh. I drink whisky and I laugh and laugh and laugh.

Then I cry.
Maryam Rz.
May 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Maryam by: the air and the earth and all that breathes and does not
Who knew something good could actually come out of the COVID-19 pandemic? Because, apparently, GRRM has had to shut down all his businesses and SIT HIS CREATIVE RESTLESS PROCRASTINATING BUTT DOWN TO WRITE. Bless you. And I don't mean the butt.


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Art is not a democracy. People don't get to vote on how it ends.” —George R.R. Martin

Foreword: it is not the purpose of this humble human being to offend any of the mentioned parties—the comedic flar
Aug 29, 2012 marked it as to-read
EDIT: November 9th. 2012.

Finished A Dance With Dragons last night.


Three more years till I can even start anticipating the next one.

George R. R. Martin, please write like the wind.

Check out Nymeria's comment below, "Write like the Wind". LMAO.


"Expected publication 2015"?

*narrows eyes*

Words are wind, Ser George, words are wind.
Muhtasin Fuad
Feb 04, 2021 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fantasy
The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin

I agree with Littlefinger. Once he said-

A story (about this book) we agree to tell each other over and over, until we forget that it’s a lie.
Dan Schwent
May 03, 2013 marked it as will-preorder-when-i-can
Can't wait to jump into my flying car to ride down to the mailbox to get this ...more
Jun 06, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: immagetchoo
It took a nearly fatal run-in with a van for Stephen King to finally guide "The Dark Tower" series to its decades-awaited conclusion. What kind of violent sign from the universe will it take to nudge George R. R. Martin toward the "Song of Ice and Fire" finish line? ...more
Jan 12, 2014 marked it as to-read
I imagine that George is somewhere here in his writing process

and by now most of the fans are like

So my question to George is

Kristina Mullins
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Jessie R
Jun 24, 2013 marked it as to-read
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☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡⛈⚡☁ ❇️❤❣ Q: Strange days are upon us! (c) GRRM is writing!!! Hallelujah!

Dearest Mr Martin, pretty please, stay in Westeros until you get it all done!
It'll be the best way to deal with any strange days!
Thanks a bunch!

Dd 21.05.2019. The plot is dark and full of errors! Of course, the plot from series which I kind of hope is only loosely based on the original books (not yet written).

I don't think Mr. RR. Martin realized just how big a disservice he probably got f
Apr 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
After Roger Zelazny and Robert Jordan, my prediction is that GRRM will write book 6, get halfway through book 7 and then come down with some rare, instantaneously fatal disease that leaves us all once again lost and forlorn and unsatisfied. It seems to be a pattern. From now on, any author who writes a series longer than 3 books I'm going to request their medical records before I read the books.

Still, looking forward to the next installment even if I AM chewing my nails to the quick over the nex
Reem Ghabbany
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
so I'm actually afraid I'm gonna die before this gets released or he dies.
I need closure as soon as possible
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George Raymond Richard "R.R." Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood chil

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