We’re all anxiously awaiting the release of the next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter. And while George R.R. Martin is busy attending red carpet events for Game of Thrones’ fourth season and visiting the set, he also seems to be writing. Today he released a chapter from TWoW, Mercy, and it’s all kinds of disturbing.
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.
Read the full chapter here