George RR Martin gives update on new ‘Game Of Thrones’ book

George RR Martin has given fans an update on the long-awaited new Game Of Thrones book.

The Winds Of Winter, the sixth novel in Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire series which inspired the hit TV show, has been in the works for several years. The last novel, A Dance With Dragons, was published back in July 2011.

Martin previously said he intends to spend most of 2017 working on the book, and now he has told readers it should be finished this year.

Responding to a question about the book from a fan on his LiveJournal blog, Martin wrote: “Not done yet, but I’ve made progress. But not as much as I hoped a year ago, when I thought to be done by now.”

“I think it will be out this year,” he added. “(But hey, I thought the same thing last year).”