If you were hoping that 2015 would finally be the year you get your hands on the sixth book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga, I’m afraid it seems you’re out of luck.
It will of course come as no surprise to hear that HarperCollins has no plans to publish The Winds of Winter this year, with publisher Jane Johnson confirming that the book is absent from the 2015 schedule, stating that:
“I have no information on likely delivery. These are increasingly complex books and require immense amounts of concentration to write. Fans really ought to appreciate that the length of these monsters is equivalent to two or three novels by other writers.”
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The Winds of Winter may be absent from HarperCollins’ schedule this year, but October will bring A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, an illustrated collection of Martin’s three Tales of Dunk and Egg prequel novellas The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight.