Tonight, season seven of Game of Thrones is premiering to a select crowd of insiders and performers ahead of the Sunday wide-premiere on HBO. Leading up to this screening, Vanity Fair and others have pointed to mounting evidence that George R.R. Martin has finally finished the next book in the A Song of Ice And Fire series, The Winds of Winter.
The theory stems from fans digging into GRRM’s recent LiveJournal post that stated he was getting to work on a plethora of new projects, which led them to believe he was done writing the book that he’s been working on for over a half-decade. Now, a new post from GRRM is as cryptic as it gets:
Vanity Fair pointed out that back in February GoT actor Liam Cunningham said: “There’s going to be a launch and something special happening this year for the premiere.” Could that mean we finally get the book that will bring us closer to the end of the Game of Thrones story?
In his post, GRRM wrote: “Alas, alas, that great city Valyria, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come” in his LiveJournal post, then made his current mood as “enigmatic.” Is he referring to the premiere that was going down in roughly an hour from the time he posted that to his outdated social media platform?
The hell is going on?
What if delaying season 7 into July was just to get the book released in conjunction with the show?