Game of Thrones author teases not one, but two books for 2018

Game of Thrones fans are celebrating today after the author of the series, George RR Martin, hinted that he may release two more books next year.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting the sixth instalment of the fantasy novels and now it looks like they have finally got the update they were longing to hear.

In a post on his Livejournal page, George wrote: “I’ve seen some truly weird reports about [The Winds of Winter] on the internet of late, by 'journalists' who make their stories up out of whole cloth.”

“I don’t know which story is more absurd, the one that says the book is finished and I’ve been sitting on it for some nefarious reason, or the one that says I have no pages.”

“Both 'reports' are equally false and equally moronic. I am still working on it, I am still months away (how many? good question), I still have good days and bad days, and that’s all I care to say.”

He also revealed that he is working on a two-volume history of Westeros' history under the Targaryen dynasty.

“Whether Winds or the first volume of Fire and Blood will be the first to hit the bookstores is hard to say at this juncture, but I do think you will have a Westeros book from me in 2018… and who knows, maybe two.”

“A boy can dream," he added.

The author has not released a book since 2011 and the hit HBO television adaptation has already brought characters far beyond the storylines they reached in the novels.

Here's hoping George stays true to his word, but in the meantime, keep an eye on his blog for all the latest GoT updates.