Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin has promised "more deaths and betrayals" in the Winds of Winter, the sixth sixth novel in the Song of Ice and Fire saga.
Martin has promised even more heartbreaking twists and turns in the latest addition to the bestseller, while he has also teased that there will be even more weddings too. For Game of Thrones novices this means only one thing -- even more bloodshed.
Those of you who are yet to read A Feast for Crows or A Dance with Dragons should probably stop reading now because Martin talks about some spoilers that could ruin various story-lines for them.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Martin proclaimed, "I think we're gonna start out with a big smash with the two enormous battles." One of these is likely to be a clash between Ramsay and Stannis' armies in the North, while the other will probably be between Yunaki and Meereen as they look to overthrow Daenerys.
Martin also added, "We have more deaths, and we have more betrayals. We have more marriages." This of course has already led fans of the show and the books to start speculating over who might die, where and how.
Martin then revealed that the Dothraki will return to the fold "in a big way," and noted that "a lot of stuff is happening at The Wall" too.
He also discussed the anticipated pairing up of Tyrion Lannister, who is played by Peter Dinklage in the HBO drama, and Daenerys, who is portrayed by Emilia Clarke. He's promised that they will ultimately interact with each other -- but he refused to confirm how.
"Well, Tyrion and Dany will intersect, in a way, but for much of the book they're still apart," he explained. "They both have quite large role to play here. Tyrion has decided that he actually would like to live, for one thing, which he wasn't entirely sure of during the last book, and he's now working towards that end -- if he can survive the battle that's breaking out all around him."
Martin then said of Daenerys, "And Dany has embraced her heritage as a Targaryen and embraced the Targaryen words. So they're both coming home."
However despite his remarks on the future book there is still no announcement regarding when Winds of Winter will finally hit book shelves across the globe, with some people even speculating that it could be as late as 2017.
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