George R.R. Martin Says Ending In Books Will Be Different From Series


Right, so not everyone is happy with the last season of Game of Thrones. We get it, and we're sorry you feel let down, but there is light at the end of that tunnel.

The author of the original books, George R.R. Martin, has said his ending will be different from the television series, and will even have unicorns.

Writing on his blog, the 70-year-old said fans will also get the chance to read about some characters that didn't make the cut for the HBO series.

He said: "How will it all end? The same ending as the show? Different? Well... yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes.

Martin says his books will have a different ending to the television series. Credit: PA
Martin says his books will have a different ending to the television series. Credit: PA

"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."

If fans still aren't happy after that... well, Martin doesn't really care.

He added: "I'll write it. You read it. Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the internet."

This comes after one of the stars of the show, Sophie Turner, who plays the Queen of a newly independent North, Sansa Stark, called the petition to remake the final season - which has gained more than one million signatures - 'disrespectful'.

Sophie Turner has called the petition 'disrespectful'. Credit: PA
Sophie Turner has called the petition 'disrespectful'. Credit: PA

Speaking to The New York Times, the 23-year-old said: "People always have an idea in their heads of how they want a show to finish, and so when it doesn't go to their liking, they start to speak up about it and rebel.

"All of these petitions and things like that - I think it's disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season.

"Like, 50-something night shoots. So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it's not what they want to see is just disrespectful."

What do you think? Was season eight total pants? Are you looking forward to see how Martin ties things off? Come tell us your opinion at Game of Thrones: Westeros Posting on Facebook.

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Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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