A Dream of Spring

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A Dream of Spring
CountryUnited States
SeriesA Song of Ice and Fire
Preceded by'The Winds of Winter 

A Dream of Spring is the planned seventh novel in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by American writer George R. R. Martin.

Background and publication[edit]

Martin is firm about ending the series with the seventh novel "until I decide not to be firm".[1] With his stated goal of telling the story from beginning to end, he will not truncate the story to fit into an arbitrary number of volumes.[2] He knows the ending in broad strokes as well as the future of the main characters,[3] and will finish the series with bittersweet elements where not everyone will live happily ever after.[4] Martin hopes to write an ending similar to The Lord of the Rings that he felt gave the story a satisfying depth and resonance. On the other hand, Martin noted the challenge to avoid a situation like the finale of the TV series Lost, which left some fans disappointed by deviating too far from their own theories and desires.[5] In 2012, Martin had acknowledged his concerns about A Dream of Spring not being completed by the time the TV series Game of Thrones catches up in its storyline to the novels.[6] In 2015, Martin said that he was not writing A Dream of Spring together with The Winds of Winter,[7] and in early 2016, he said he did not believe A Dream of Spring would be published before the last season of the HBO show.[8] In April 2018, Martin commented he had not started working on the book,[9] and in November he said that after The Winds of Winter he would decide what to do next: A Dream of Spring or the second volume of Fire & Blood or one or two stories for the Tales of Dunk and Egg.[10]

Martin offered the following hint as to how the series would conclude during a Q&A at the Guadalajara International Book Fair. "I'm not going to tell you how I'm going to end my book, but I suspect the overall flavor is going to be as much bittersweet as it is happy."[11]


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  4. "Science Fiction Weekly Interview". web.archive.org. 2002-02-23. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  5. Brown, Rachael (2011-07-11). "George R.R. Martin on Sex, Fantasy, and 'A Dance With Dragons'". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  6. Griffin, Bryant (June 13, 2012). "Martin Talks 'Game Of Thrones,' 'The Winds Of Winter'". Airlock Alpha. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  7. grrm (August 31, 2015). "Back From Bubonicon".
  8. "George R.R. Martin says there will be 'Winds of Winter' spoilers in 'Game of Thrones' season six".
  9. "FIRE & BLOOD : On The Way - Not a Blog". georgerrmartin.com.
  10. Cain, Sian (2018-11-10). "'I've been struggling with it': George RR Martin on The Winds of Winter". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-03-08.
  11. "George R.R. Martin on 'Winds of Winter': 'Winter Is the Time When Things Die'". EW.com. Retrieved 2019-02-14.

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