Alim Kheraj
Updated December 06, 2016 2:17 am
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It’s no secret that A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones) is a dark and dangerous universe, which is why we’re not surprised that the book series’ author, George R.R. Martin, has said it’ll only get darker.

Martin has been working on the sixth book in the popular fantasy series, The Winds of Winter, for YEARS. While the HBO TV show, Game of Thrones, has now surpassed the book series in terms of its timeline, there are enough differences between the show and the book that we’re obviously still super excited to see what Martin has been cooking up.

While Martin revealed on his blog in November that he would be focusing on trying to finish The Winds of Winter, the author has been teasing what fans can expect from the book and the end of the series as a whole.

Speaking at the Guadalajara International Book Fair, Martin opened up about the tone of the sixth book in the series, and it’s kinda what we were expecting, tbh.

Seriously, if you’re not aware by now that Westeros is one unsavory place then you’ve not been paying attention!

Martin also spoke about the final book in the series, The Dream of Spring.

If you were expecting a happy, fairytale ending you’ll be very disappointed.

He went on to say,

While Martin has claimed that he is going to attempt to finish The Winds of Winter before 2017 is up, we’re not holding out breathe. Given the scope of the series, it’s no wonder that he’s struggling to finish it.

Luckily, we have Game of Thrones to keep us occupied until then. The show’s seventh season is set to air sometime next summer.