George R.R. Martin, author of the "Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series
George R.R. Martin, author of the "Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series that is the basis of the television series "Game of Thrones", gestures during his masterclass at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) in Neuchatel July 10, 2014. Reuters/Denis Balibouse

A fan theory about the Benjen Stark has been proven wrong by the "Winds of Winter" author, George R.R. Martin. The report was posted by one of the fans after going through the 1600 page original manuscript from the recently released book by the author. [Warning: Spoiler Alert!]

One of the fans went to the Cushing Library and read the original manuscript of the recently released book "A Dance with Dragons." The fan posted his findings on the social media website Reddit. The report includes some of the comments made by the editor and the replies filed by the author.

One of the questions by the editor marked in green ink is about a character called Coldhands. The character first appeared in the book "A Storm of Swords." Many of the fans believed the character to be a resurrected Benjen Stark, who was not heard from after he went beyond The Wall in the first book.

George R. R. Martin replied to the question in red ink that the character Coldhands was not Benjen Stark. The confirmation will have an impact on some of the fan theories relating to the two characters in the upcoming book "Winds of Winter."

The editor has made several suggestions to George R. R. Martin to improve his work, but not all of the suggestions were incorporated by the author. The editor felt that the phrase "words are wind" was used too often. The editor also wanted to confirm whether the character Reek (aka Theon Greyjoy) had enough teeth to chew.

One suggestion that George R. R. Martin seemed to have accepted is to mention that Jon Snow has been the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch for a very brief period. The editor felt that mentioning this would ensure that the uncertainties of the character would be put into focus by the reader.

George R. R. Martin has still not revealed a possible release date for "Winds of Winter." Fans of the series are eagerly waiting for any indication by the author about when the book will be released. The popular TV series "Game of Thrones" has already caught up with the book series and the producers may need more material from the author for Season 6.

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