It doesn’t matter if you’re caught up on every Game of Thrones episode, if you’re done reading all of the books or even if you’re some sort of fantasy book savant
Like winter, spoilers are coming.
George R.R. Martin has released an entire chapter from The Winds of Winter, the newest installment in the A Song of Ice and Fire series
The chapter is titled “Mercy,” after the character from whose point of view the reader has. Along with the chapter, Martin wrote that “the new chapter is actually an old chapter.”
“But no, it’s not one I’ve published or posted before, and I don’t even think I’ve read it at a con (could be wrong there, I’ve done readings at so many cons, it all tends to blur together),” he added. “So it’s new in that it is material that no one but my editors (well, and Parris, and David and Dan, and a few others) have ever seen before, but it’s old in that it was written a long time ago, predating any of the samples that you have seen. The first draft was, at any rate. I’ve rewritten it a dozen times since then.” …