George R.R. Martin's latest book "The Winds of Winter" has been delayed again and fans are visibly disappointed. The author's latest blog post provides an update on the progression of the book and hints at a new release date.
Martin wrote that fans can expect "The Winds of Winter" to be published after the Season 6 premiere of "Game of Thrones." He stated that the show and the book will not overlap, since the TV adaptation of "The Song of Ice and Fire" series has diverged. However, a popular theory remains that some elements of the plot will be the same in the books and in "Game of Thrones." This is seen in Daenerys Targaryen's case.
At the end of Season 5, the Khaleesi was surrounded by a small group of Dothrakis who came charging at her on their horses. Daenerys, without a weapon or a horse, was left vulnerable. The recently released teaser trailers hinted at the friction between Daenerys and the Khalasar. Did they take her across the Narrow Sea?
While Season 5 did not indicate anything about her future, fans speculate that the show and "The Winds of Winter" will depict her journey back to Vaes Dothrak, the market place of the Khalasars.
A reddit theory argues that Daenerys will eventually travel to Westeros, but "The Winds of Winter" plot will focus on her long journey and the many battles she will have to fight before getting there.
Fans have speculated that Daenerys will gather a huge Dothraki army and cross the Narrow Sea once she's gained their trust. Furthermore, she could make several stops during her voyage and continue to fight against slavery. One important stop might include Volantis, which is described as the most corrupt of all Free Cities.
Fans argue that Daenerys might burn down Volantis during a battle and the Khaleesi's arrival in Westeros will be detailed in Martin's seventh book, "A Dream of Spring,"
"Game of Thrones" Season 6 premieres on Wednesday, Apr. 24 2016 on HBO.