Game of Thrones: Will Daenerys Targaryen meet the same fate in the book as in the series finale? Author George RR Martin speaks up
It's been a day since the airing of HBO's magnum opus Game of Thrones' finale episode. Titled 'The Iron Throne', the episode was not received entirely positively by its loyal fans. In fact, the finale became one of the most talked about episodes in the entire season. And while many are still recuperating from the fact that the world's biggest show has come to an end, there are many who are not over it yet. The show's original curator, author George R R Martin, whose series of books were translated on the screens as the medieval drama, has now come out in the open to share his idea on the entire hullabaloo. Martin wrote a long note on his blog, talking about his upcoming books and his thoughts on GoT's conclusion.
Without divulging much, we can assure you that Martin is indeed writing his next book titled The Winds of Winter. In his blog, he confirmed it and said, "THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done,” he wrote. “I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself… but I will finish it, and then will come A DREAM OF SPRING."
For those who don't know 'A dream of spring' will be the final part of 'The Ice and Fire' series. And therefore, the million dollar question that arises is whether the book will have a similar ending to the one that the D&D's TV version had. To this, Martin wrote, "Well… yes… And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes."
He also spoke about the show's ending. An excerpt of his blog read, "I am working in a very different medium than David and Dan, never forget. They had eight 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; those of you who follow this Not A Blog will know that I’ve been talking about that since season one. 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…"
Martin also replied to the queries about the book's ending being real or the show's. "It’s a silly question," he wrote. George explained, "The show is the show, the books are the books; two different tellings of the same story."
So basically there's no such thing as the real ending!
- ByVinay MR Mishra
- Published: May 21, 2019 3:40 PM IST