Finally, fans got a glimpse of George R.R.
Martin’s much anticipated “Winds of Winter” as an excerpt of the novel has been published online.
Yahoo!’s Ethan Alter revealed how this excerpt and Sansa’s identity revelation on season 4 would vary to the story of “Game of Thrones Season 5.”
According to Alter, Sansa still takes the name of “Alayne Stone” in the “Winds of Winter” novel and she remains as “Alayne Stone” the bastard daughter of Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish.
Also, they are still plotting to reclaim Winterfell and Robert, Lady Lisa’s spoiled son, remains as the last hurdle as she demands Alayne to marry him.
In the TV series, her “Alayne” identity was shown in the eighth episode of Season 4, but later revealed her true self to the council investigating Lady Lysa’s death.
As a result, since Sansa revealed her identity, marrying Robert’s cousin, Harrold, won’t be necessary.
Also, Harrold’s affection towards Sansa will change as he knows that she is Littlefinger’s bastard.
Quoting Harrold, “Why should it please me to be escorted anywhere by Littlefinger’s bastard?” After all, George R.R.
Martin approved of “Game of Thrones” taking a different path.
We have previously reported that Martin already handed over the keys to the “Game of Thrones” TV series and whatever changes deemed necessary depends to Benioff, Weiss and HBO.
“This is the fifth season, the sixth season HBO picked up last year.
Whatever happens with the show I’m going to finish the books, it will be seven books and each of these books will be 1500 pages long and they each have enough material in them.
I have two more books, the one I’m writing right now, The ‘Winds Of Winter,’ and after that the last book, ‘The Dream of Spring,’ so those will be the two final books.” George R.R.
Martin also stated that “Winds of Winter” will have around 3000 more pages for readers to enjoy.