I am a long time George R. R. Martin Defender. For years I have defended him in conversations with friends and on internet message boards. I can no longer defend this guy. He’s not going to ever finish “A Song of Ice and Fire” and who knows when The Winds of Winter will come out if ever.
GRRM has decided to put out a bunch of bullshit material to try and appease fans while simultaneously making a huge cash grab. I’m here to say that enough is enough. It’s time for fans of ASOIAF to band together and boycott all things from GRRM until The Winds of Winter is released.
The kicker is that Fire & Blood is loaded with material that fans such as myself read years ago. “The Rogue Prince’ and “The Princess and the Queen” are a part of Fire & Blood. Why am I going to buy this when I read it in 2014? Meanwhile, A Dance of Dragons is nearing 8 years old. I don’t really know how the author can rationalize churning out this fluff material at the expense of The Winds of Winter.
I’m already resigned to the fact that he won’t ever finish the series, and that A Dream of Spring is just that…a dream. I just want to read The Winds of Winter.