George R. R. Martin’s Responds to the Game of Thrones Finale

The Game of Thrones series is over.

After eight seasons, fans have enjoyed watching the final episode on HBO Sunday night, and many were not happy with the way things in Westeros ended.

End of an Era

Over 1.3 million fans were so outraged about the eighth and final season that they signed a petition requesting that the entire season, which has received mixed fan and critical notices, be remade.

However, there are many who are more than satisfied how the show ended, including its star, Sophie Turner, who “loved it” and commented that the petition was “disrespectful” to the people who worked hard on creating this show.

The author of the original books, George R. R. Martin himself, stood up in defence of the finale.

He wrote on his blog on Monday, after the last episode was aired: “The last night, the last show. After eight epic seasons, HBO’s Game of Thrones has come to an end. It is hard to believe it is over if truth be told.”

He also reflected on the show’s journey during these eight years, from starting as a TV adaptation of his fantasy series to becoming the network’s most successful show ever.

What About The Books?

After the finale, many are now wondering whether books will end in the same fashion.

The author had little to reveal, but nevertheless reminded us of a few important differences:

“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.”

“I am working in a very different medium that David and Dan, never forget. They had six hours for this final season. I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3000 manuscript pages between them before I’m done… and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I’ll add them.

And of course, the butterfly effect will be at work as well… 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…”, he concluded cryptically.


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