By Faye Jimenea, Parent Herald | February 10, 6:22 AM
When news broke out that "The Winds of Winter," the sixth book in the "Song of Ice and Fire" series by renowned author George R.R. Marti,n was to be delayed in publishing many fans fell into despair and disappointment. Although it is known that Martin is not the fastest author out there, the sixth book has been on wait for too long and fans cannot wait to read "The Winds of Winter."
"The Winds of Winter" will be roughly the inspiration behind the sixth season of "Game of Thrones" and, though there has been many deviating story lines in the past season of the HBO series, the book is still a very good cheat in knowing what is going to happen. So, fans are now left with no idea as to what is going to happen in the sixth season of "Game of Thrones" without "The Winds of Winter".
Fans were hoping for the book to be published before "Game of Thrones" season six is to be released but, unfortunately, George R. R. Martin could not finish "The Winds of Winter" on time. The author posted a blog about it on his LiveJournal, wherein he explains as to why there has been so many delays on releasing "The Winds of Winter." Up to now, fans are waiting for some news.
Rumor has it that Martin is in need of a co-author for "The Winds of Winter" because, firstly, the story has always been complicated but it will only continue to be more complicated. Also, Martin is not young anymore so there are maybe times where he gets everything jumbled up.
According to some news media outlet in New Mexico, USA, the rumored co-author is highly-acclaimed author Neil Gaiman of "The Sandman" and "Good Omens Bad Omens." As a matter of fact, Gaiman was spotted in New Mexico where Martin is residing in.
If it is so that Gaiman is on board with Martin in creating "The Winds of Winter," then it will probably be one of the best book. Moreover, with a co-author, "The Winds of Winter" will probably be released in early 2017.