Game of Thrones: George R.R. Martin Says No Winds of Winter Before Season 6
But sheds light on that Jon Snow cliffhanger.
As he has in the past, Martin makes an argument that there’s still plenty for book readers to get from his finished version of the story even if HBO is going to beat him to most of the narrative punches. “Just consider,” Martin writes. “Mago, Irri, Rakharo, Xaro Xhoan Daxos, Pyat Pree, Pyp, Grenn, Ser Barristan Selmy, Queen Selyse, Princess Shireen, Princess Myrcella, Mance Rayder, and King Stannis are all dead in the show, alive in the books. Some of them will die in the books as well, yes… but not all of them, and some may die at different times in different ways.”