If you have been a fan of “Game of Thrones” since the series inception than I salute you, because that means not only do you have the patience of a saint but you also have the stamina required to stick with the epic series which was first published in 1996. Since then George R.R. Martin has slowly but surely released installments of his bestselling series “A Song Of Ice And Fire,” the last book “A Dance of Dragons” was released in July of 2011, and since then fans have been pleading with the finicky author for the sixth book. His signature 5-year delays between releases may soon be his downfall, the series has recently grown in popularity due to the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” which has taken Martin’s work to new heights. However, with the series steadily moving and the Season 4 release date approaching on April 6, some fans have voiced concerned regarding the TV series lapping Martin’s forthcoming book release.

Now it seems that Marin has kicked his writing into high gear and is ready to give fans their first glimpse into the sixth book “The Winds of Winter” although don’t be too eager, because this excerpt does not come with a release date. In addition in March Random House will re-launch Martin’s “A World of Ice and Fire” app. The upgraded app will include descriptions of new characters and the new locations, from which they hail, not only will fans be able to learn about the new exotic lands that will soon be influencing the workings of Kings Landing. The update of the app will also include an exclusive chapter from “The Winds of Winter,” featuring one of the series’ most popular characters: Tyrion Lannister. 

But until that highly anticipated update from Random House, fans will just have to deal with a slight tease from Tyrion himself. In “The Winds of Winter” Tyrion is far from King’s Landing, meaning that he must survive his supposed execution in King’s Landing, which was revealed in the Season 4 “Game of Thrones” trailer. Check out the excerpt and let us know what you think his role in book 6 will be. 

TYRION: “Somewhere off in the far distance, a dying man was screaming for his mother. “To horse!” a man was yelling in Ghiscari, in the next camp to the north of the Second Sons. “To horse! To horse!” High and shrill, his voice carried a long way in the morning air, far beyond his own encampment. Tyrion knew just enough Ghiscari to understand the words, but the fear in his voice would have been plain in any tongue. I know how he feels.”