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On Sunday, May 19, Game of Thrones comes to an end. Or, at least, the HBO show does.
A recent rumor that George R. Martin may already have both books written and is waiting for the end of the show to release them gave fans a spark of hope, but the ruckus provoked the author to respond. The short of it: the indeterminable wait continues.
This latest rumor of an imminent release for the last two books in the series came from a recent fantasy convention in Russia. At Epic Con , Ian McElhinney, who played Barristan Selmy on the show, said that Martin already wrote books six and seven, and an agreement with HBO prevented him from publish them until the show was over.
Dream is not even begun; I am not going to start writing volume seven until I finished volume six.
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Martin continued by giving fans a few more specifics. This is the longest gap between major entries in the series so far; the longest wait, between books four and five, lasted six years. He mentioned the book on his blog on Nov.
For now, that means book fans only have bad news.
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