George R.R. Martin Teases a Different Ending for Game of Thrones

A Song of Ice and Fire isn't over yet! Spoilers ahead.

( To say the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones hasn't gone down well would be an absolute understatement. Fans all over the globe have expressed their extreme dissatisfaction with the last few episodes' over-all production—even going so far as to start a petition for the entire season to be remade (with nearly 1.5 million signatures as of writing!). But author George R.R. Martin has finally given an answer to everybody's most burning question: Will the A Song of Ice and Fire novels end the battle for the Iron Throne the same way?

Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in the series' finale.
PHOTO courtesy of HBO

Martin answered the question in his usual teasing way, writing "Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes." on his personal blog (btw, that's four yeses and three noes). He then points out that he and HBO's David Benioff and D.B. Weiss worked with two very different media for the same story. Where the producers Benioff and Weiss had six hours to end the show, he estimates around "3000 manuscript pages" will be more or less enough for him to end the books. We're betting on 3000 pages being less, of course. 


Martin has promised to shine a light on more characters in the wide world of Westeros. "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. And yes, there will be unicorns… of a sort…" he wrote. 

The Game of Thrones series' earlier seasons were based on the novels of A Song and Ice and Fire, before deviating in seasons five and six—still under the guidance of the author and with some inspiration from the books. The epic fantasy novels' latest book, A Dance with Dragons, was published in 2011, with Martin currently working on The Wind of Winters, while A Dream of Spring is set to follow. 

There are no official release dates for the books yet, and with Martin notorious for his pace, we can only hope someone will finally get to sit on the Iron Throne.

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