HBO’s battled its approach to a controversial finale on Could 19, however life in Westeros is not over. Along with the varied successor reveals being deliberate, creator George R.R. Martin continues to be engaged on within the Music of Ice and Hearth collection that impressed the present. And on Monday evening, Martin assured followers the books will not march in lockstep with the present.
“How will all of it finish?” Martin wrote on his website, Not A Weblog. “The identical ending because the present? Totally different? NicelyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ sure. And no. And sure.Ã‚Â And no. And sure. And no. And sure.”
Martin reminded readers that the place the HBO collection’ ultimate season was restricted to eight hours of display screen time, he expects to have at the very least 3,000 manuscript pages in his ultimate two books, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.
“There are characters who by no means made it onto the display screen in any respect, and others who died within the present however nonetheless reside within the books,” Martin wrote. “So if nothing else, the readers will be taught what occurred to Jeyne Poole, Girl Stoneheart, Penny and her pig, Skahaz Shavepate, Arianne Martell, Darkstar, Victarion Greyjoy, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Aegon VI, and a myriad of different characters each nice and small that viewers of the present by no means had the possibility to fulfill. And sure, there might be unicornsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ of a form.”
However do not argue with the person about whether or not the present or print ending is the true one. As he factors out, Scarlett O’Hara of Gone With the Wind fame had three youngsters in Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel, and just one within the famed 1939 film, and neither is the “proper” quantity.
“I will write it. You learn it,” Martin wrote. “Then everybody could make up their very own thoughts, and argue about it on the web.”
Ã‚Â Martin would not give a date when he would possibly end The Winds of Winter.
“I’ve tried that earlier than, solely to burn you all and jinx myself,” he wrote. “However I’ll end it, after which will come A Dream of Spring.”