Game of Thrones fans have to brace themselves now that HBO has already confirmed that the beloved series would only have two shortened seasons left. Nonetheless, author George R.R. Martin won't end the Game of Thrones universe yet, as he has previously acknowledged the existence of seemingly endless theories.
"I do have thousands of pages of fake history of everything that led up to Game of Thrones. So there's a wealth of material there and I'm still writing more."
The first few books typically had a gap of two years. Things changed when A Feast for Crows came out in 2005 because it was then followed six years later by A Dance with Dragons in 2011. Fans have been waiting for Winds of Winter for five years now. Despite speculations that Winds of Winter won't come out because of Martin's health issues, there are no indications that the novel has been cancelled. The delays are similarly gaining the series more followers.
A link on Amazon for the Winds of Winter book previously surfaced. The listing claims that the book will come out in 2017, but Martin's camp was quick to refute it. They assured fans that once there's a confirmed date, there would be no reason for them to hide it.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Martin's work, Apple recently launched an enhanced interactive edition of his bestselling novels. They are available on iBooks and they will give die-hard fans the opportunity to revisit the Game of Thrones world in a captivating manner.