Winds of Winter pas na zesde seizoen Game of Thrones

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Winds of Winter pas na zesde seizoen Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones-schrijver George R.R. Martin gaf aan het einde van vorig jaar aan dat er een update zou komen rond zijn zesde boek in de A Song of Ice and Fire reeks, The Winds of Winter. Fans van de HBO serie en de boekenreeks van Martin zijn al jaren bang dat de serie verhaallijnen uit de boeken zal inhalen. In seizoen 5 gebeurde dit al redelijk, maar het komend seizoen wordt het nog erger, want het zesde boek komt pas ná de serie uit. Martin zei op zijn blog:

“THE WINDS OF WINTER is not finished. Believe me, it gave me no pleasure to type those words. You’re disappointed, and you’re not alone. My editors and publishers are disappointed, HBO is disappointed, my agents and foreign publishers and translators are disappointed… but no one could possibly be more disappointed than me. For months now I have wanted nothing so much as to be able to say, “I have completed and delivered THE WINDS OF WINTER” on or before the last day of 2015. But the book’s not done.

Nor is it likely to be finished tomorrow, or next week. Yes, there’s a lot written. Hundreds of pages. Dozens of chapters. (Those ‘no pages done’ reports were insane, the usual garbage internet journalism that I have learned to despise). But there’s also a lot still left to write. I am months away still… and that’s if the writing goes well. (Sometimes it does. Sometimes it doesn’t.) Chapters still to write, of course… but also rewriting. I always do a lot of rewriting, sometimes just polishing, sometimes pretty major restructures.<

I suppose I could just say, “Sorry, boys and girls, still writing,” and leave it at that. “It will be done when it’s done.” Which is what I have been doing, more or less, since… well, forever. But with season 6 of GAME OF THRONES approaching, and so many requests for information boiling up, I am going to break my own rules and say a little more, since it would appear that hundreds of my readers, maybe thousands or tens of thousands, are very concerned about this question of ‘spoilers” and the show catching up, revealing things not yet revealed in the books, etc. “

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Martin heeft enkele slechte maanden achter de rug, waarbij het schrijven niet wilde lukken.Daardoor heeft hij zijn eerste deadline, die in oktober lag, niet gehaald en ook andere deadlines. Nu heeft hij besloten het boek zonder deadline te schrijven. Over het gevolg dat de serie de boeken aan het inhalen zijn zei hij:

“Just consider. Mago, Irri, Rakharo, Xaro Xhoan Daxos, Pyat Pree, Pyp, Grenn, Ser Barristan Selmy, Queen Selyse, Princess Shireen, Princess Myrcella, Mance Rayder, and King Stannis are all dead in the show, alive in the books. Some of them will die in the books as well, yes… but not all of them, and some may die at different times in different ways. Balon Greyjoy, on the flip side, is dead in the books, alive on the show. His brothers Euron Crow’s Eye and Victarion have not yet been introduced (will they appear? I ain’t saying). Meanwhile Jhiqui, Aggo, Jhogo, Jeyne Poole, Dalla (and her child) and her sister Val, Princess Arianne Martell, Prince Quentyn Martell, Willas Tyrell, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Lord Wyman Manderly, the Shavepate, the Green Grace, Brown Ben Plumm, the Tattered Prince, Pretty Meris, Bloodbeard, Griff and Young Griff, and many more have never been part of the show, yet remain characters in the books. Several are viewpoint characters, and even those who are not may have significant roles in the story to come in THE WINDS OF WINTER and A DREAM OF SPRING.”

Het zesde seizoen van Game of Thrones begint in april 2016 op HBO.

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