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‘Winds of Winter’ Release Date News: R.R. Martin Still Not Finished; No Book This Year?

Update Date: Sep 21, 2016 07:00 AM EDT
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It is said that creativity is a cruel mistress, and perhaps that is why George R. R. Martin is taking so long to compose his masterpiece "Winds of Winter". According to a recent report, the book will not be released this year.

However, according to a source, Amazon France has published on their site that the "Winds of Winter" will be released on March 09, 2017. This news has made the fans excited about possible plot of the book.

However, the publisher of Martin released an official statement denying the claim to Entertainment Weekly saying, "As his publisher, we support George RR Martin as he works hard to finish The Winds of Winter. Any on-sale dates currently listed online for the novel are incorrect. Once we have a publication date for The Winds of Winter, the world will know."

After the official confirmation, Amazon France has taken down the alleged post. Notably, Martin has previously mentioned that he might not be able to complete the last book for "Game of Thrones" on time. He even apologized for the delay, and admitted that he is not too keen on deadlines.

"The deadlines just stress me out. I am going back to my stance from last March, before all this. It will be done when it's done. And it will be as good as I can possibly make it," he mentioned.

The last book that Martin finished was in 2011 titled "A Dance With The Dragons" The current book titled "Winds of Winter" have been in the works since last five years. Although he posts occasional updates, yet fans have been eagerly waiting for the completed book.

Unfortunately, it seems fans will have to wait to see the finale of "Game of Thrones", and it might not be on time, considering the unfinished plot.

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