George R. R. Martin Releases an Excerpt from The Winds of Winter

George R. R. Martin just made the wait for The Winds of Winter a bit easier for A Song of Ice and Fire fans.
Martin debuted an excerpt from the upcoming entry in his ongoing book series, only a few weeks ahead of Game of Thrones’ fifth season premiere.
And the passage is more than a few lines—it appears to be an entire chapter from, all told from the point of view of Sansa Stark.

alayne_stone_oakenvia-607x1024She 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… “

Alayne closed her book. “Thank you, Mya. Let me talk with Lord Robert, if you would.”

Relief plain on her face, Mya fled without another word.
Read the whole excerpt HERE

 

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