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George R. R. Martin reassures fans he will complete Winds of Winter despite busy schedule


It has been nearly a decade since the last A Song of Ice and Fire novel came out. Game of Thrones wrapped up filming two years ago, and many people blame George R. R. Martin’s negligence to complete the series being the major factor why the finale felt so rushed. However, Martin recently informed his fans he is truly writing Winds of Winter, despite his busy schedule and what fans think of him.

He wrote on his blog Not A Blog, “It was the first time I’d left home and/or cabin in a year and a half, since the start of the pandemic and the quarantine. I have to say, it was great to get away from my office chair, even if it was only for a few days.”

“It’s always nice to be back in Santa Fe and the Land of Enchantment, but I have to admit, it was great to get away for a few days. Of course, during my ten days on the road and away from the internet, the email piled up. And I found some eight hundred letters waiting for me on my return. Which may help explain why I am weeks late in making this post, but… That’s all for now.”

“The woods were lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and books to write before I sleep.”

Hopefully, Martin is talking about Winds of Winter here, and he earlier said he aims to finish it by early 2022. Do you think Martin will complete the series before it’s too late? Tell us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving steadily with its production, and we can expect the series to be here not too far into 2022. The filming for the show had been taking place in Cornwall for the past couple of weeks, as the recent leaks have shown. We captured a glimpse of several details previously unknown, and received an official statement about new characters joining the show. So far everything about the series seems to be promising, and the production will now move to Spain for further filming.

Recently, Matt Smith was spotted in the castle of La Calahorra, which is supposed to be one of the prime locations in Spain for filming House of The Dragon.

🚨 O Matt Smith no castelo de La Calahorra!!!

— House the Dragons (@housethedragons) October 3, 2021

Preparations for the filming have already begun on site. Several members of the crew were seen getting the equipment ready and decorating the castle in recent pictures leaked by Portal House of The Dragon Brasil. Here the filming will take place between October 11 to October 21.

🚨 | Começou!
Aparentemente já estão montando os cenários de House of The Dragon em Cáceres, na Espanha. As gravações começam dia 11 e vai até o dia 21.

— Portal House of the Dragon Brasil (@PortalHOTD) October 1, 2021

The Game of Thrones franchise has previously filmed some key scenes at various locations in Spain before. Hence fans can expect to revisit some of the familiar locations in the upcoming prequel series.

Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!


The year 2021 has been an exceptional one for Game of Thrones fans all over the world. The show ended about two years ago, and HBO is keen on continuing the legacy of the fantastical universe. House of The Dragon is already on its wheels; the first prequel that will be aired in 2022. The series was teased in HBO’s amazing programming line-up for 2021-22. The casting for various key characters has already been done. With the tables all set, the television giant is already looking forward to expanding the Game of Thrones universe. It seems like wooing their lost audience back is their top priority.

Recently, HBO changed the official description of Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon on their dedicated webpage. The description now reads,


Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.

Earlier, the official website said the prequel series will be set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, which by lore, was quite incorrect, as pointed by many fans.

Though filming for the show is going on at a swift pace, the production might take some time because of reshoots and corrections in the VFX effects.

Hopefully, the show will be here not too far into 2022. Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!


Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving fast with its production, and we can expect a spring release in 2022. Most of the main characters have been cast, and HBO has officially declared who’s playing who in the much-awaited prequel. With set pictures leaking quite often on the internet, the fans are getting a glimpse of more cast members in action. Recently a few pictures were leaked via Portal House of The Dragon Brasil from the House of The Dragon set in Aldershot, and one particular shot is baffling some sharp-eyed fans.

Gente, o dragão de 4 patas vai aparecer na série! É fato. Eles devem ter confeccionado todos dessa forma. Até refazer – SE fizerem isso – vai levar um tempo.

— Portal House of the Dragon Brasil (@PortalHOTD) September 30, 2021

A close up picture of the Targaryen banner being used on the set is revealing quite a few details about the show. One of them is the letters ‘V’ and ‘A’ being inscribed at the top of the artwork. That probably points to King Viserys Targaryen and Queen Alicent Hightower, who must have been there for a ceremony.

The second is that the banner depicts the Targaryen sigil quite different from the one we are familiar with. Instead of the two-legged dragon, signifying the majestic magical beings that we’ve all grown to love since our time watching Game of Thrones, the sigil shows a four-legged variant.

We don’t know yet if it was just a mistake or if HBO is planning to go on with dragons being four-legged creatures in the show, contrary to George R. R. Martin’s preference and also to Game of Thrones lore.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments below!