George R.R. Martin discussed The Winds of Winter and the much anticipated meeting between Tyrion and Daenerys with EW
“Well, Tyrion and Dany will intersect, in a way, but for much of the book they’re still apart,” he said. “They both have quite large roles to play here. Tyrion has decided that he actually would like to live, for one thing, which he wasn’t entirely sure of during the last book, and he’s now working toward that end—if he can survive the battle that’s breaking out all around him. And Dany has embraced her heritage as a Targaryen and embraced the Targaryen words. So they’re both coming home.”
Coming home? We’ll see. On other plot developments George says the Dothraki are coming back in a ‘big way’, and considering where we last saw Daeny that’s to be expected. He also said that “a lot of stuff is happening at The Wall.”
“I think we’re gonna start out with a big smash with the two enormous battles,” he said – presumably the Battle of Winterfell, and the Battle of Meereen, which had to be left out of A Dance With Dragons. And “We have more deaths, and we have more betrayals. We have more marriages.” Death and betrayals are not surprising, but marriages – does this mean Harry the Heir will materialise?
Here’s some reading material to tide you over
Sample chapters from Winds of Winter: (read at your own discretion)