George R.R. Martin Posts Excerpt From 'The Winds Of Winter'

George R.R. Martin sneakily unleashed a new excerpt from the upcoming sixth book in his "A Song of Ice and Fire" series "The Winds of Winter." For those who've been living under a direwolf corpse for the last few years, "A Song of Ice and Fire" is the basis for HBO's "Game of Thrones" and "Winter" is eagerly anticipated following the release of "A Dance of Dragons" in July of 2011. Martin has a reputation for leisurely writing though some may say expertly crafting his work so the expected release date for "The Winds of Winter" is something like March of 2156.

But hey, at least we have this!

The excerpt is titled "Arianne," who fans will recognize from early books as Arianne Martell. BTW, if you aren't up to date on "A Song of ICe and Fire" I guess it goes without say that if you click on the link below, this is your SPOILER ALERT!

Head over to Martin's official site to read the excerpt in full.