A new report claims that A Song of Ice and Fire author George RR Martin didn’t tell anyone who won the Iron Throne at the end of his fantasy series.
Game Of Thrones Author George RR Martin would not have revealed who wins the Iron Throne in the books. that of the novelist A song of ice and fire the fantasy series started in 1996, with the last opus, A dance with dragons, released in 2011. The last two volumes, The Winds of Winter and a dream of spring are yet to come. Meanwhile, the ultra-popular HBO adaptation wrapped up in 2019. After seven seasons of unprecedented success, its eighth and final season failed to satisfy some fans who wanted their favorite character’s arcs to peak. a little differently.
The divisional reaction to the final season did not appear to dampen interest in the Game Of Thrones world as a whole, as multiple spinoffs, including the prequel Dragon house, are currently underway. Martin is creator and executive producer of this series, which is part of the author’s lucrative 5-year deal to develop a total of six Game Of Thrones– related titles for HBO. With so much on Martin’s plate, many fans fear he’ll never finish his Song of Ice and Fire saga and provide an alternate ending for those who hated the HBO adaptation.
Although Martin hasn’t revealed much of his thoughts on Game Of Thrones’ last season, a new book Tinderbox: The Merciless Pursuit of HBO’s New Frontiers by James Andrew Miller (by WinterIsComing.net) contains quotes from fantasy author Paul Haas’ representative claiming that Martin had become frustrated with the HBO show in its final seasons. Haas also insists that Martin has “not tell anyone“who sits atop the Iron Throne at the end of his fantasy series, contradicting previous reports.
Haas’ quote runs counter to previous data by Game Of Thrones’ showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss. The showrunners previously said that the idea of Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) becoming the ruler of Westeros came straight from Martin himself. This was corroborated by the author when he said that the end of the series is its end, although they will differ slightly as they are separate mediums.
Martin has been in a precarious position since the HBO show passed the chronological point where it was in its books, which has become even more complicated after the inflammatory response from fans to the final season. Martin insisted that fans’ reactions to Game Of Thrones won’t have an effect on his books, although this recent report may suggest that he backs off a bit after a vocal part of the fanbase disliked seeing Bran become King. Whether or not his novels contain a different conclusion remains to be seen.
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Source: Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers (via WinterIsComing.net)
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