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George R.R. Martin releases chapter from new Game of Thrones book

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin teased fans Thursday, releasing a chapter from his very long-awaited sixth volume of the Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series on his website.

Chapter released on Martin's website told from perspective of Sansa Stark

Author George R.R. Martin on Thursday released a chapter from his very long-awaited sixth volume of the Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, on which the popular HBO program Game of Thrones is based. (Robert Galbraith/Reuters)

Yes, George R.R. Martin really is working on that next book.

The Game of Thrones author released a chapter Thursday from his very long-awaited sixth volume of the Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series, The Winds of Winter. 

The chapter appears on Martin's website and is told from the perspective of Sansa Stark, living under the name Alayne Stone. She is played on the HBO adaptation by Sophie Turner.

Season Five of Game of Thrones premieres at 9 p.m. ET April 12 on HBO.

Martin has already cut back on personal appearances and decided against writing for the sixth season so he can concentrate on The Winds of Winter. The previous Ice and Fire book, A Dance With Dragons, came out in 2011.

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