George RR Martin is the author known for his incredible fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Of course, better known is the first of these books, A Game of Thrones, which served as the almost title to the award-winning HBO series, Game of Thrones. But with the sixth book in the series is yet to hit the shelves, and fans are concerned it may never happen.
Martin has revealed yet another delay to the book’s release has taken place.
This time, according to Martin, it is to do with the end of the book, which many may think could have something to do with unpopular ending of the HBO show.
Speaking in an interview, Martin has made pretty vague statements about the ending to Winds of Winter, and whether he will pay fan service to those frustrated by the ending of Game of Thrones.
Asked about it, he said: “People know a conclusion—but not the conclusion. The creators of the TV show had overtaken me, which I did not expect.”
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Winds of Winter release date: Will the book ever be released? George RR Martin opens up (Image: HBO)
This of course means the book series has some important differences to the TV series, with some characters left out, some story threads expanded and some things completely altered.
Fans may be hoping their favourite author is rethinking the ending of The Winds of Winter so it might fit in with their expectations, but they will have quite a long while to wait, it looks like.
Martin stated on his blog in 2019 the final two books, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, will take up 3,000 pages between them, meaning there will likely be a huge pressure to fill those pages with quality content.
Of course, with the series now finished, the pressure may be off for Martin as he can take his character wherever he wishes, however it has been reported he gave producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss a great deal of plot points to help them work out the plots for the show.
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