George RR Martin Reveals He’s ‘Three Quarters Done’ With His Sixth Game of Thrones Book

While promoting his new Game of Thrones reference book The Rise of the Dragon, George RR Martin offered an optimistic update to fans in anticipation of his sixth Game of Thrones book, The Winds of Winter.

It’s been 11 years since Martin published his fifth Game of Thrones book, 2011’s A Dance With Dragons, although he did not change the titles for his sixth book (The Winds of Winter) and seventh and final book (A Dream of Spring) many years before. has revealed.

The 74-year-old author appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night, where he revealed that he is about 75% done with The Winds of Winter, while also revealing the original design for the iconic Iron Throne.

Book: While promoting his new Game of Thrones reference book The Rise of the Dragon, George RR Martin offered an optimistic update to fans in anticipation of his sixth Game of Thrones book, The Winds of Winter

Throne: The 74-year-old author appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night, where he revealed he’s about 75% done with The Winds of Winter, while also revealing the original dedication to the iconic Iron Throne

Colbert joked that he should “legally” ask him about his progress on The Winds of Winter.

“I’m making progress with The Winds of Winter. But it’s not over yet,” Martin said, as Colbert asked, “How much are we talking, how much further?”

“Well, I think it’s going to be a really thick book. The biggest book to date was the third volume, A Storm of Swords and the sixth, A Dance with Dragons, both about 1,500 pages,’ Martin added.

Legal: Colbert joked he should ‘legally’ ask him about his progress on The Winds of Winter

Big book: ‘Well, I think it’s going to be a really big book. The biggest book to date was the third volume, A Storm of Swords and the sixth, A Dance with Dragons, both about 1,500 pages,’ Martin added.

“This one is going to be bigger than that. And I think I’m about three-quarters done,” he said to a short round of applause.

“I’m done with some of the character, you know, they’re all — the characters are all intertwined, so I’m actually done with some of the characters. I have their full story, but others don’t. So I have to finish all that,” he added.

Colbert said it took him ten years to get to 75% and Martin said, “That’s depressing, as Colbert joked, ‘Yeah, okay, okay, three more years.”

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Bigger: ‘This one will be bigger than both. And I think I’m about three-quarters done,” he said to a short round of applause

Character: ‘I’m done with some of the character, you know, they’re all — the characters are all intertwined, so I’m actually done with some of the characters. I have their full story, but others don’t. So I have to finish all that,” he added

Martin added: “And I know one thing for sure, that you know when we’re going to deliver it, and it will be published, and the next day I get the first tweet that says, ‘Where’s a dream of Spring?'”

Colbert joked, “It’ll be mine.”

Martin also spoke of his new book The Rise of the Dragon, which he said is “a quarter of that length” compared to Fire & Blood, on which House of the Dragon was based, adding: “But we have 150 original books.” illustrations added by some of the best fantasy artists in the world, from all over the world.”

Mine: Colbert joked: ‘It will be mine’

Martin also revealed one of those illustrations in his new book, showing what his original vision of the iconic Iron Throne really looks like… which would be at least 5 meters high and features serrated steps made of swords, leading to the throne. lead yourself.

The statue itself left the audience gasping, as Martin explained, “It’s supposed to be like that, a lot of the kings cut them on it themselves and sometimes it gets infected, so it’s probably a good thing you don’t have an iron chair there.” .

Colbert quipped, “They’ll have to make it out of all the other seats from the late night hosts,” while Martin added more details.

Illustrations: Martin also revealed one of those illustrations in his new book, revealing what his original vision of the iconic Iron Throne really looks like… which would be at least 15 feet tall and features serrated steps made of swords, leading to the lead the throne yourself

“The original Iron Throne in the books is, you know, very tall and the king is silting up there, he’s about 10, 15 feet above anyone who looks down on the people. And it’s made by a blacksmith, it’s not pretty, it’s not symmetrical, it’s full of hundreds and hundreds of swords,” Martin added.

“But when we started making Game of Thrones, we didn’t have a soundstage with a ceiling high enough for it to fit in. So they made the one that, you know, has become a bit iconic, for Game of thrones, but when we made the new show we had a little more space and we could expand it,” said Martin.

The Rise of the Dragon is currently widely available at booksellers.

New Book: The Rise of the Dragon is currently widely available at booksellers

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