American novelist and short story writer George R.R. Martin — who is best known for his Game of Thrones adaption, A Song of Ice and Fire — has been working on his followup sixth novel for some time now. But to hold fans over until the work's release, Martin has blessed fans with an excerpt from The Winds of Winter.
The chapter from the forthcoming work is told from the point of view of Arianne Martell, the daughter of the Prince of Dorne, who is traveling across the coast on a reconnaissance mission for her father. Arianne, however, isn't a character on Game of Thrones — or at least not yet, anyway.
Martin made sure to disclose that the book was not complete. He simply wanted to give readers something to whet their appetite.
So while we wait for the complete release of The Winds of Winter, head on over to Martin's website to read the new chapter.