Though "Game of Thrones" Season 6 is nearing its conclusion, the upcoming installment of the "Game of Thrones" novel series "Winds of Winter" still has not received a release date.
Fans have been waiting to read more about the newest addition to George R. R. Martin's series. The past five season of the HBO series were based on the material released by Martin. However, "Game of Thrones" was able to catch up to the novels, which had fans trying to figure out how HBO will continue the story.
While fans wait patiently, Martin has been putting effort the appease his readers by providing excerpts of his work. Previously, the writer released a chapter that presented the perspective of a character that was not explored in the HBO series. As this teased fans, it did not provide any spoilers for the season of "Game of Thrones."
Recently, fans were able to read another chapter of the upcoming "Winds of Winter." Titled "The Forsaken," the chapter presented some dark themes that will surely surprise fans.
The full text for George R. R. Martin's newly release chapter in Winds of Winter, titled "The Forsaken." The chapter is said to bring a dark theme to the story that will shock fans.
A part of the excerpt reads, "Rats moved in the darkness, swimming through the water. They would bite him as he slept until he woke and drove them off with shouts and thrashings. Aeron's beard and scalp crawled with lice and fleas and worms. He could feel them moving through his hair, and the bites itched him intolerably. His chains were so short that he could not reach to scratch. The shackles that bound him to the wall were old and rusted, and his fetters had cut into his wrists. When the tide rushed in to kiss him, the salt got into the wounds and made him gasp."
So far, Martin has revealed 13 chapters of the new novel. A "Game of Thrones" fan was able to collect all 13 chapters and present it in an e-Book. With that, fans can get a taste of what the new novel will present.