Happy New Year, fans of Westeros! George R.R. Martin has shared a sample chapter from the next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter. This fan is thrilled to get any piece of the book so soon after the July 2011 release of A Dance With Dragons. It was a brutal 5+ year wait between books four and five. Let’s hope book six arrives sooner. In the meantime, you can enjoy the excerpt here. And no, you shouldn’t click if you’re not caught up.