Game of Thrones Season 6 just wrapped up, but where does it leave author George R.R. Martin and his A Song of Ice and Fire novels? With the blockbuster season over, fans are now waiting for the new novel, The Winds of Winter, but with no firm release date in sight.
With Jon Snow resurrected and his real parents revealed, the Battle of the Bastards, and that incredible finale, the general consensus is that Season 6 is a huge hit, leaving fans wanting more even as they face delays of nearly a year before they see Season 7. Entertainment Weekly just released the first details available about GoT Season 7, including the names of 4 of the directors that have been lined up for 2017; they include Alan Taylor (The Sopranos), Canadian Jeremy Podeswa (Boardwalk Empire), Brit Mark Mylod (Game of Thrones Season 6, Entourage), and Matt Shakman (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia).
But what about the novels? Will fans see the next novel before Season 7 gets underway?
Fans reacted poorly to the delays.