George R.R. Martin’s The Winds Of Winter” has been delayed for years and fans are all over the place are chasing down a definite release date of the long-awaited novel. The infamous author recently wrote in his blog letting fans know that he’s going to be busy in August, where he will be setting off for a big trip.

Fans are quick to speculate that he might not have enough time to finish the book because of his commitments. However, in his latest blog post, GRRM said that he will no longer write any TV show episodes to focus more on the novel. What’s more interesting is that his Twitter and blog posts might have hinted a release date of the highly-anticipated novel.

When will the novel be released?

Recently, George R.R. Martin posted a photo of Valyria on Twitter and on his Live Journal that he calls Not A Blog, where his caption somewhat hinted the release date of “The Winds of Winter.” “Alas, alas, that great city Valyria, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come,” reads GRRM’s caption of the photo.

For regular fans, this caption is a no-brainer but for those who are eager enough to find some clue of the book’s release date, this is something really interesting. Over on Reddit, one Redditor named REPTARcommaBRO has come up with a theory that significantly reveals when the novel would be released.

“The Winds of Winter” author posted this photo on Twitter just when “Game of Thrones” season 7 was about to premiere on July 16 on HBO.

It turned out that the quote that GRRM captioned the photo of Valyria was biblically taken from the Book of Revelation, Chapter 18, Verse 10 or Revelation 18:10.

Apparently, the infamous author also used a “specific language from the King James Version of the Bible,” who was an English monarch. Therefore, the book will possibly be released on 18/10, which is a British style for the date Oct.

18. The author has previously said that the book can be published within three months by his publishers especially when they have to dash it off.

Is the book’s release a few months away?

According to Paste Magazine, it’s possible that “The Winds of Winter” will be delivered on Oct. 18 especially if GRRM has already turned to writing even before he announced that he is already prioritizing the novel.

The author was originally part of the five “Game of Thrones” spin-offs. However, he cut it short to focus more on the book. It’s also possible that this date had already been set by the author and his publishers.

“The Winds of Winter” is the sixth novel in the fantasy epic series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin.