Author George R.R. Martin
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", pauses during his masterclass at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) in Neuchatel July 10, 2014. Reuters/Denis Balibouse

It has been a six year wait for the release of “Winds of Winter,” but for some characters, the wait has been longer than that. There were a few who hardly appeared in the 2011 novel “A Dance with Dragons,” making their storylines hotly anticipated. The following article contains spoilers of “Game of Thrones” TV series and “A Song of Ice and Fire” books.

The biggest event in the next book is obviously Jon Snow’s resurrection. Although the TV series has confirmed the return of the character, there is still the question of how George RR Martin brings the character back. But in a Reddit thread about the upcoming book, some fans are equally interested in finding out what Samwell Tarly is up to.

In the TV series, Sam’s main benefit of going to the Citadel seems to be the discovery of a Dragonglass mine. In the book, however, Martin may dwell more on the lore and history of the city and its ancient structures, along with background about Night’s King’s past. Sam could make many discoveries that will build the anticipation.

Sam’s story is particularly interesting this time around, not just because there's a lot of plot development on the Citadel, but also because it has been over a decade since fans got to read about the character. The previous book “A Dance with Dragons,” Sam appears very briefly. Given the importance of his discoveries, readers may get more chapters about him and his adventures as he learns to become a Maester.

The wars of Westeros will continue in “Winds of Winter,” but with the arrival of winter, there will also be the invasion of the White Walkers. Then the wait for “A Dream of Spring” begins.