Fans of the "Game of Thrones" have been dying to find out what happens next in the book series of the famed TV show. Finally in luck, the author of the epic fantasy literary series, George RR Martin, has finally confirmed the timeframe for the "Winds Of Winter" release date. According to the award-winning writer, TWOW will drop within the next four years.

In a recent conversation with fans, Martin revealed that his much-awaited book will hit book stores before US president Donald Trump leaves office. A snapshot shared by Twitter user mattpeto showed the author reacting to a fan’s comment about the "Winds of Winter" release date.

The fan praised Martin’s other book "Wild Cards" then proceeded to throw shade at the controversial US president.

“We completely understand if it takes four more years to write tWoW,” the fan commented.

The "Game of Thrones" book author replied by confirming that the sixth installment of "A Song of Ice and Fire" will be released before president Donald Trump exits the oval office.

“It is not going to take that long…” Martin replied.

‘Winds of Winter’ March 9, 2017, release date

While Martin has never confirmed the release date of his next book, rumors about it have been thrown around online.

Just late last year, Amazon France mistakenly posted on its website a March 9, 2017, release date for "Winds of Winter". The Amazon page was seen by thousands of fans and has understandably made them all giddy with excitement. However, the “leaked” release date was later denied by the publisher Random House.

In a statement sent to Entertainment Weekly, the publishing house revealed that “any on-sale dates currently listed online for the novel are incorrect.” Random House further added that once the exact publication date is set, “the world will know.”

Delay in ‘Winds of Winter’ release date due to ‘Big Twist’

It has been almost six years since the last installment in novel series was released, with fans are eagerly waiting to know what will happen to the rest of famed characters of the novel-turned-tv show.

And while Martin has taken blame for the delay of TWOW, admitting that he is a slow writer, avid followers of the novel have attributed the delay to a new idea for the series.

While talking with IGN last year, the author confirmed that he has been working on a new twist to the story. Moreover, he revealed that it will involve a character who is already dead in "Game of Thrones" season 7 but not yet dead in his books. When probed whether fans will find out about the twist to the storyline, he revealed that it will be “firmly obvious” given the character’s state in the HBO tv series. He refused to give any more details, though, and with the countless deaths in the show, it’s almost impossible to pinpoint as of now, who the big twist will include.

Fans waiting for any "Winds of Winter" new chapter would have to settle for the TV show first as "Game of Thrones" season 7 may be releasing on July 2017.