There is no official announcement yet when will fans get to see the next novel of George R.R. Martin, The Winds of Winter. However, the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series teased what in store in the much-awaited sixth installment of the Game of Thrones book.

In a recent Q&A at Guadalajara International Book Fair, via Entertainment Weekly, Martin revealed that his next novel would feature shocking twist and turn of events. In fact, he teased that it would have a lot of dark chapter and since winter has come, from the title itself, it is the time "when things die, and cold and ice and darkness fill the world."

Martin, too, hinted that The Winds of Winter is definitely not a feel-good novel as some of the known characters will be in "very dark places." "In any story, the classic structure is, 'Things get worse before they get better,' so things are getting worse for a lot of people," he added.

Moreover, Mashable reported that Martin would leave a lot of loose ends at the end of his much-anticipated The Winds of Winter.

"That's not to say that everything is going to be tied up completely neatly in a bow," he said.

He further explained that he wanted to play with the readers' mind by leaving them something to think and tackle about, waiting what will happen in the next title - A Dream of Spring.

Hence, fans can expect that the seventh book would never feature a happy ending, but a gory one. The 68-year-old novelist disclosed that he wouldn't tell how his book will end, but admitted that the whole story would be much "bittersweet as it is happy."

One of the most mind mind-boggling statements of Martin from the interview is when he confessed that he is not sure if Westeros should really have Seven Kingdoms. In fact, he teased that the Five Kingdoms of Westeros should be enough.

Does this mean that two kingdoms will be gone and five will remain? Fans still have to wait for the release of The Winds of Winter to know.