George R. R. Martin has stirred his fans into a frenzy of excitement after he released a new chapter from his forthcoming novel, The Winds of Winter, online after a brief announcement via his blog. "Hiya kids, hiya hiya hiya," he wrote, adding "With season 4 of HBO's GAME OF THRONES almost upon us, I thought the time was ripe for me to give my readers another taste of WINDS OF WINTER."

George R. R. Martin
George R. R. Martin Has Shared A New Chapter From His Novels.

And so, a new piece of his A Song of Ice and Fire series, which has been adapted as Game of Thrones, was bestowed upon the internet. Fans rushed over to the writer's website en masse to read another chapter from Martin's fantasy world but with so many trying to access the post at once the site crashed and showed error message for the millions of readers hungry for their next hit.

Here is an excerpt from the new 'The Winds of Winter' chapter:

She woke with a gasp, not knowing who she was, or where.

The smell of blood was heavy in her nostrils. or was that her nightmare, lingering? She had dreamed of wolves again, of running through some dark pine forest with a great pack at her hells, hard on the scent of prey. Half-light filled the room, grey and gloomy. Shivering, she sat up in bed and ran a hand across her scalp. Stubble bristled against her palm. I need to shave before Izembaro sees.

Mercy, I'm Mercy, and tonight I'll be raped and murdered. Her true name was Mercedene, but Mercy was all anyone ever called her...

Emilia Clarke
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The new writing will be a big boost for eager fans who feel like they have been waiting for ages for any more Game of Thrones action from HBO, which has been building up excitement for months with stills, clips and trailers to whet fans' appetites.

Game of Thrones season four will premiere on HBO on the 6th April.

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