Today George RR Martin posted an update on the progress of The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in A Song of Ice and Fire. Martin announced that the book will not be released before season six of the HBO series Game of Thrones premiers in April. This means that the book readers and the non-book readers will be, for the most part, on equal footing. This also means that things will happen in the series before they are in the books, theoretically spoiling the books. I am one of millions of book readers and my reaction is as follows: meh.
According to my go-to source for all news about Game of Thrones, there are only 18 more days to wait for season 3. As a fan of the books and then of the series, I am very excited. I am especially excited because season 3 is based on part of the best novel of the series so far, A Storm of Swords. This is the season to which fans of the books have been pointing (as have the showrunners) and it is almost upon us.
As I will be discussing what is likely to happen in season 3 of Game of Thrones there will be spoilers. A lot of spoilers.
Seriously. Don’t read further if you haven’t read the book.
I mean it.
Spoilers to follow.