BY Gunther Barbosa | Oct 06, 2014 02:22 AM EDT
It seems like the Winds of Winter release date has been delayed to 2016 but was the delay caused by George R.R Martin's health issues? Read on!
In an interview with Vulture it was revealed that George R.R. Martin will essentially be sitting out the Game of Thrones season 5 to finish up The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in his best-selling "A Song of Ice and Fire" saga.
But exactly is the Winds of Winter release date?
The Winds of Winter release date has been subject to a lot of speculations and rumors.
According to "Martinology," an analyst at website FiveThirtyEight, Martin's writing pace is about 300 words daily, just like JK Rowling, the author of Harry Potter. Based on this number, the analyst says Winds of Winter release date can be expected around February, 2015.
While the February 2015 speculation is clever, it is not the real Winds of Winter release date as news site Book Keep Library has reported that the Winds of Winter release date is on April 2015 and that George R.R. Martin is allegedly contractually obligated to finish the book by mid 2015.
However, Book Keep library has reported that the Winds of Winter release date has been pushed back to 2016 after it was alleged that George R.R Martin needs more rest to keep his health up as it was reported that writing The Winds of Winter has been to stressful for him.
So what do you think of the Winds of Winter release date? Are you getting the book as soon as it launches? Sound off in the comments below!
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