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‘Game of Thrones’ author releases 'Winds of Winter' preview involving Tyrion

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Waiting for season 4 of “Game of Thrones' may seem like an interminable torture but fans of the books by author George R. R. Martin are used to waiting years between his novels. Fortunately, the author has shared a snippet from the upcoming “Winds of Winter” in an effort to hold book fans at bay and to tantalize fans of the successful television series, according to a March 1 report on Yahoo TV.

“A song of Fire and Ice” forced fans to wait years for the series to be completed. Martin’s fans have harangued him so much that he would like to avoid a repeat for “Winds of Winter.” He has asked fans to give him some space so he can get on with the task.

Although Martin assures everyone he is working diligently, fans are afraid that the TV show will catch up to where the books currently stop and that there will be a loooong wait for the next installment. Even the bosses at HBO have gently encouraged Martin to move it along.

In an effort to quench the thirst of his fans, Martin has shared a small paragraph from his work in the hopes it will convince everyone he is hard at work. It may not seem like a great deal of information but the fact that he has shared it means he is, indeed, writing away in his little corner of the world. The paragraph excerpt comes from a chapter of “Winds of Winter” that Random House plans to release for free as a part of a huge update for a George R.R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire app.

We advise that you stop reading here if you don’t want any spoilers because this could reveal information pertinent to the current cliffhanger on the television show.

The chapter is written from the point of view of Tyrion Lannister, which tells us he does survive the current predicament he is in in season 4 of “Game of Thrones.” Here it is:

'TYRION

Somewhere off in the far distance, a dying man was screaming for his mother. "To horse!" a man was yelling in Ghiscari, in the next camp to the north of the Second Sons. "To horse! To horse!" High and shrill, his voice carried a long way in the morning air, far beyond his own encampment. Tyrion knew just enough Ghiscari to understand the words, but the fear in his voice would have been plain in any tongue. I know how he feels.'

Look for the full chapter in March along with many new descriptions of locations and characters.

“Game of Thrones” season 4 will premiere on April 6 on HBO.

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