Thankfully, George R. R. Martin and Co. decided to wait a day to post a new excerpt from Winds of Winter. Had it or any other news of the book been released yesterday, I suspect there would have been riots in the streets. As has been the case in previous years, Martin has shared an early chapter from the book to at least keep fans sated during our long wait for the sixth installment.
I doubt this will be the last teaser chapter released, but Martin has said that he won’t be attending the larger Cons in order to finish the book. With internet speculation firing on all cylinders, it does seem likely he’s nearing the end. He still won’t give readers as a timeline, though, as that has burned him in the past.
In the meantime, let’s read and reread and throw all sorts of tinfoil on the fantasy flames.