George R.R. Martin says books won't end like Game of Thrones

CNET | 5/22/2019 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
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Will Arya and Jon have the same ending in George R. R. Martin's book series as they did on the HBO show? Probably not.

HBO's Game of Thrones battled its way to a controversial finale Sunday, but life in Westeros isn't over.

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In addition to the various successor shows being planned, author George R.R. Martin is still working on two more books in the Song of Ice and Fire series that inspired the hit fantasy show. And on Monday night, Martin assured fans the books won't march in lockstep with the show.

"How will it all end?" Martin wrote on his site, Not A Blog. "The same ending as the show? Different? Well … yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes."

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Martin reminded readers that where the HBO series' final season was limited to eight hours of screen time, he expects to have at least 3,000 manuscript pages in his final two books, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.

"There are characters who never made it onto the screen at all, and others who died in the show but still live in the books," Martin wrote. "So if nothing else, the readers will learn what happened to Jeyne Poole,...
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