Warning: Spoilers Ahead
"Game of Thrones" aired its series finale on Sunday and fans definitely had some thoughts, to put it lightly. Decisions like making Bran Stark the new King of the (now) Six Kingdoms drew lots of criticism, enough that fans were rallying around unsubscribing from HBO.
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But now, the author of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" books, George R.R. Martin, has shared his thoughts on the adaptation of his books ending.
"The years have gone past in the blink of an eye," Martin wrote yesterday in a post on his blog. "Can it really have been more than a decade since my manager Vince Gerardis set up a meeting at the Palm in L.A., and I sat down for the first time with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for a lunch that lasted well past dinner?"
He also give some hints (sort of) as to how his ending will play out, while acknowledging that the final two books in the series, "The Winds of Winter" and "A Dream of Spring," are "very late."
"How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different? Well... yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes," Martin wrote. "I am working in a very different medium than (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss), never forget. They had six hours for this final season. I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3,000 manuscript pages between them before I’m done… And if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I’ll add them."
Martin also offered some hope for those that might be unhappy with a character's death or those disappointed about a favorite book character not making it to the small screen.
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"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 continued in his blog. "So if nothing else, the readers will learn what happened to Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny and her pig, Skahaz Shavepate, Arianne Martell, Darkstar, Victarion Greyjoy, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Aegon VI, and a myriad of other characters both great and small that viewers of the show never had the chance to meet."
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To end his blog, Martin refused to pick one as the "real ending" to the series — he wants viewers and readers to decide themselves.
"How about this? I’ll write it. You read it," Martin wrote. "Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the internet."
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