- Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is opening up about the ending of his books compared to the show.
- Martin says some characters who died in the show will live in the books.
Kay, so, Game of Thrones is over and plenty of fans are traumatized by the ending. That ending being (spoiler alert) that Jon killed Daenerys, and that Bran Freakin’ Stark of all people ended up being King of Westeros. There’s already a petition for HBO to re-do the season, and now disappointed fans are turning to Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and praying/hoping that the ending of his yet-to-be-written final books will be different from that of the show.
So…will it? According to the man himself, yes and no. Martin hit up his blog to write a lengthy update on his novels The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, and provided some intel about what fans can expect, ending wise.
“How will it all end? I hear people asking,” George wrote. “The same ending as the show? Different? Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes.”
Um, wow, way to be vague.
But there’s more! Kinda!
“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… 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. And yes, there will be unicorns… of a sort…”
And to the question of which will be the ~real~ ending of Game of Thrones, Martin says this: “Book or show, which will be the ‘real; ending? It’s a silly question. How many children did Scarlett O’Hara have? How about this? I’ll write it. You read it. Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the internet.”