'The Winds of Winter' release date: Cersei POV chapter may be included in latest book

(Reuters/Denis Balibouse)George R.R. Martin, author of "A Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series, on which "Game of Thrones" is based on.

The hype for "Game of Thrones" has not died down even though its most recent season already ended a few weeks ago. Included in the hype is the never-ending talks about the release of author George R.R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter," the sixth book in "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.

New predictions have suggested that the upcoming "The Winds of Winter" may include a new point of view chapter for Cersei. The fans of the series have observed that Cersei was the first POV character who sits on the Iron Throne so it is highly likely that Martin may have something for Cersei in book 6. Another speculation also suggests that there will also be a POV chapter for Daenerys as she rules Westeros.

Although Cersei's POV chapter is not official yet, according to reports, Martin apparently revealed at Balticon's Science Fiction convention that he is working on a Cersei chapter for "The Winds of Winter." If it does come out, it will most likely appear at the second half of the book. Martin has previously shared that the upcoming novel will be the introduction of Casterly Rock and Highgarden for the first time. It is possible that Cersei will be travelling to one of the two settings after escaping King's Landing.

There are also rumors speculating that Martin is already putting the final touches of book 6, expecting a release in early 2017.

The best-selling author recently revealed on his blog, Not a Blog, that he will be attending the Worldcon convention for science fiction next month. So, there is possibility that he will give more details about the much-awaited sixth novel.

He is set to do a two 90-minute signings in the convention autograph area for all sort of merchandise and another 1-hour signing in the dealer's room for copies of "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," a special book that tells the stories before the events in "Game of Thrones."

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