George R.R. Martin Comments on the ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale and Teases a Different Ending for the Books — But Not Really

/Film | 5/21/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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The fires are out and the ashes have fallen, and Game of Thrones is over. But the story continues, in the form of HBO prequels, and of course, the book series that started it all: George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. The author of the novels upon which Game of Thrones is based offered his emotional reaction to the ending of the show in a new blog post, which closed out an important chapter in Martin’s life — but may be teasing a new chapter from the books. And of course, Martin answers that big question: is his ending for A Song of Ice and Fire going to be different from the divisive Game of Thrones ending?

Martin bid goodbye to Game of Thrones in a lengthy blog post on his Not a Blog website, recounting the journey that his story has taken since his fateful lunch meeting with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. “It has been a wild ride, to say the least,” Martin wrote, musing how in the 10 years since Benioff and Weiss first started working on bringing his vision to the small screen, the show became a cultural phenomenon and Martin became a celebrity in his own right. But with that celebrity, and with the polarizing ending that many fans of the show are deriding as disappointing, comes the burden of expectation. The expectation: When will Martin publish his final two books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring?

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It’s a question that’s been hounding the author ever since the show caught up with his books in its fifth season, but Martin now provides an answer. Kind of.

“And I’m writing. Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so...
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