George R.R. Martin’s Reads A Chapter From “The Winds of Winter”, Bluntly Says In Blog That Stannis Is Alive And Kicking

By Lex Lopez | 1 year ago
George R.R. Martin’s  Reads A Chapter From “The Winds of Winter”, Bluntly Says In Blog That Stannis Is Alive And Kicking

The “Winds of Winter” is coming or so as author George R.R Martin persists on tantalizing his fans. Read on for more details.

In a report from GeekWire, the “A Song of Ice and Fire” (ASOIAF) author cheekily orated a chapter with the POV of Princess Arianne Martell of Dorne. The said reading was lifted from the upcoming, “The Winds of Winter” installment of the epic fantasy saga.


Martell to ASOIAF readers belongs to House Martell of the southern kingdom of Dorne. She is the first-born child of Prince Doran Martell and Mellario of the Free Cities of Norvos. Under her father’s law, she is a direct successor to his father’s crown. In the HBO television series, Arrianne was expected to wed the young Targaryen prince, Viserys before his untimely demise.

She is said to have another chapter for herself which Martin read in the said convention.

Martin highlighted in the chapter that the princess will have a crusade of her own. She is accompanied by her bastard relative Elia Sand and another bastard who has sworn to protect her called Ser Daemon Sand.

In the said convention, it was brought up on why Arianne has not been revealed yet in HBO’s series.

“The show is moving forward like a locomotive, or sometimes a jet locomotive,” Martin answered exasperatedly. “They’re writing 60-page scripts, I’m writing 1,500-page novels”.

Just to feed off the curious since “Winds of Winter” won’t still be hitting the shelves even until next fall, Martin in his Live Journal blog site made something definite. He indicated that Stannis Baratheon is still in existence. This assertion came after a comment made by one Arthur Merinovich that went as, “alright mr Martin, lets cut the crap, is Stannis alive or dead.”

It should be noted that in the pages of “A Dance with Dragons”, Jon Snow from his perched on “The Wall” was in a tight corner as he obtains a jeering letter from “The Bastard of Dreadfort” Ramsay Bolton. The said note had an ultimatum which suggested that as the Bastard had totally wiped-out Stannis Baratheon’ army it is only proper for Jon to furnish him the spoils of conquest which includes the wife and daughter of the fallen leader.

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