While the PR machine is in high-gear for Game of Thrones Season 4, George R.R. Martin wants everyone to know he really is working hard on that next novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. My theory? He’s way more ahead than anyone thinks and plays up the “writing slow” thing for entertainment value. You may think otherwise but here’s some fresh content from The Winds of Winter.
Here’s the bit Entertainment Weekly posted:
She woke with a gasp, not knowing who she was, or where.
The smell of blood was heavy in her nostrils… or was that her nightmare, lingering? She had dreamed of wolves again, of running through some dark pine forest with a great pack at her hells, hard on the scent of prey.
Half-light filled the room, grey and gloomy. Shivering, she sat up in bed and ran a hand across her scalp. Stubble bristled against her palm. I need to shave before Izembaro sees. Mercy, I’m Mercy, and tonight I’ll be raped and murdered. Her true name was Mercedene, but Mercy was all anyone ever called her…
Aaaaaand that’s all we can show you right now because Martin’s site is down thanks to all the excitement. You’ll be able to find the full chapter here [trigger warning] when it dies down. And here’s the last excerpt if you missed it. Tor also lets us know you can get even more content by downloading the World of Ice and Fire mobile app in the iTunes store.