“The Winds Of Winter was originally planned to be delivered in 2014 but author George R.R. Martin has had a lot on his plate, which is the major reason why he can’t finish the book right away. Fans are disappointed for waiting too long since the original release date of the book, and anyone can imagine how frustrating it can be.

Fortunately, GRRM quit working on the five spin-offs of “Game of Thrones” to focus more on the book and said that he might release two books by 2018. This gave hope to many fans that the “WOW” might be out next year although the infamous author said that he is still months away from finishing the book.

Now that “Game of Thrones” Season 7 has concluded, is there a chance to know the estimated release date of the book?

When is the book coming out?

GRRM had made fans furious about the delivery of “The Winds of Winter” especially when it was initially planned to come out three years ago. The author is apparently taking the best possible time in finishing the book, but that’s not how everyone sees it given the thrill that “Game of Thrones” has delivered throughout the years. During his previous interview with The Atlantic, the author said that he is not going to comment on the book’s estimated delivery date. "It will be done when it's done," he said. Fortunately, he recently provided updates about the books that’s been working on although there is still no possible release date given apart from saying that he might release two novels next year.

“The Winds of Winter” author’s last book “A Dance with Dragons” was published in 2011 and it took him six years to write, which means that he is not the speedy author that we want him to be. The book has been delayed for years, and he previously said that it might be released before “Game of Thrones” Season 6 but obviously, it didn’t happen.

Season 7 has also concluded but still, the book is still months away from its delivery according to GRRM. On the plus side, he said that there will be a Westeros book coming out in 2018 although it doesn’t mean he’s giving an assurance that it will be the “WOW.”

Westeros book

GRRM in July wrote on his Live Journal called Not A Blog and said that there will be a Westeros novel that will be delivered in 2018.

It would be either “The Winds of Winter” or “Fire and Blood.” Hopefully, we will be able to get our hands on the “WOW” next year before “Game of Thrones” Season 8 premieres. It’s not too bad to expect!

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