Well word is getting around that George R. R. Martin is finally done with A Feast for Crows. This weekend he announced at Conquest that the book had passed the limit set by the publisher and that it was being split in two, expanding the series to 7 books. He has decided to focus Feast on the events in the South, since those were complete. The North (including the Daenerys chapters) will be in the book that follows. The good news is that a significant portion of that book is already written. With any luck there won’t be a multi-year delay before we see it.

Expect his official announcement on his web site later this week.