A New Paragraph From George R. R. Martin’s The Winds Of Winter
No, you read the correctly. For some reason Martin decided to release one new paragraph from the highly anticipated next book in the Song of Ice and Fire series.
Why exactly I’m not sure. I guess it’s a teaser to whet people’s appetites, but if that’s so, then this particular paragraph is just sort of… well… a paragraph:
Somewhere off in the far distance, a dying man was screaming for his mother. “To horse!” a man was yelling in Ghiscari, in the next camp to the north of the Second Sons. “To horse! To horse!” High and shrill, his voice carried a long way in the morning air, far beyond his own encampment. Tyrion knew just enough Ghiscari to understand the words, but the fear in his voice would have been plain in any tongue. I know how he feels.
It’s probably a lot more interesting in context I imagine. As a stand alone, not exactly riveting. Or maybe that’s my increasing disinterest in the series talking. I’m not sure if it’s how long that the story has taken to be told that’s wearing on me, or the fact I’m just not enjoying the grimdark gritty realism or that he’s now managed to kill basically all the characters I liked but my interest has been waning significantly even though the plot finally seems to be coming together.
The Winds of Winter will be published… whenever the hell Martin feels like it’s done I guess.