Fans of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga have been long been awaiting the arrival of the final two books in the series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.
In fact, The Winds of Winter — a followup to 2011’s A Dance with Dragons — was originally scheduled to be published in 2014. Since then, the deadline has continued to shift, with seemingly no end in sight for the book he began writing back in 2010.
During a recent livestream, reported Radio Times, Martin offered an update on the book’s progress, revealing that The Winds of Winter is “creeping forward” while emphasizing it will be the longest book of any in the series.
“It’s a big, big book, I’ve said that before,” he said. “It’s a challenging book. It’s probably gonna be a larger book than any of the previous volumes in the story.