In sad book news that you always knew in your heart but never fully admit to yourself, the next novel in A Song of Ice and Fire WILL NOT release in 2015. The publisher, HarperCollins confirmed that “The Winds of Winter” by George R.R. Martin is not on the upcoming slate.
However, to soothe frothing fans, HarperCollins is publishing A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, the illustrated collection of the official prequel novellas “The Hedge Knight,” “The Sworn Sword” and “The Mystery Knight.” The collection is releasing in October.
“I have no information on likely delivery,” HarperCollins’ Jane Johnson told The Guardian. “These are increasingly complex books and require immense amounts of concentration to write. Fans really ought to appreciate that the length of these monsters is equivalent to two or three novels by other writers.”