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George R.R. Martin releases Sansa-focused excerpt from 'The Winds of Winter'

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George R. R. Martin just made the wait for The Winds of Winter a bit easier for A Song of Ice and Fire fans—or more difficult, as this snippet may only leave them wanting more.

Martin debuted an excerpt from the upcoming entry in his ongoing book series, only a few weeks ahead of Game of Thrones‘ fifth season premiere on HBO. And the passage is more than a few lines—it appears to be an entire chapter from, all told from the point of view of Sansa Stark.

At this point in the book series, Sansa is in hiding, pretending to be Lord Baelish’s bastard daughter Alayne Stone. Sansa last had a point-of-view chapter back in the series’ fourth book, A Feast for Crows, in 2005. Sansa is played by Sophie Turner on Game of Thrones; fans won’t have to wait a decade to see her onscreen again.

The excerpt can be read on Martin’s siteFor more on Game of Thrones, read EW’s cover story on the upcoming fifth season, which debuts on April 12—or check out our review of the premiere.