I know we all have been waiting so patiently for The Winds of Winter, but it looks like GRR Martin might not be releasing the book this year.

But to keep us fans happy, he has released a chapter of book, Alayne. This chapter is from the point of view of Sansa Stark.


“She was reading her little lord a tale of the Winged Knight when Mya Stone came knocking on the door of his bedchamber, clad in boots and riding leathers and smelling strongly of the stable. Mya had straw in her hair and a scowl on her face. That scowl comes of having Mychel Redfort near, Alayne knew.

“Your lordship,” Mya informed Lord Robert, “Lady Waynwood’s banners have been seen an hour down the road. She will be here soon, with your cousin Harry. Will you want to greet them?”

Why did she have to mention Harry? Alayne thought. We will never get Sweetrobin out of bed now. The boy slapped a pillow. “Send them away. I never asked them here.”

Mya looked nonplussed. No one in the Vale was better at handling a mule, but lordlings were another matter. “They were invited,” she said uncertainly, “for the tourney. I don’t… “

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You can also listen to Martin reading snippets(at 30:18 mins) of The Winds of Winter at TIFF Bell Lightbox.