To help build excitement around the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, author George R.R Martin has released a new free chapter of his upcoming novel Winds of Winter.
The chapter is titled “Mercy.” This is the second free chapter that he has released from the book.
Here is more from Martin’s blog: “The new chapter is actually an old chapter. But no, it’s not one I’ve published or posted before, and I don’t even think I’ve read it at a con (could be wrong there, I’ve done readings at so many cons, it all tends to blur together). So it’s new in that it is material that no one but my editors (well, and Parris, and David and Dan, and a few others) have ever seen before, but it’s old in that it was written a long time ago, predating any of the samples that you have seen. The first draft was, at any rate. I’ve rewritten it a dozen times since then.”