George Martin

Final ‘Game of Thrones’ Novels to Borrow “a Lot” from the Show

It’s not often that you see a book series taking ideas from its own TV adaptation, but George R. R. Martin has teased that the final two Game of Thrones novels could lift “a lot” from the televised epic.

NME reports that the hit TV series needed to head in its own direction to reach next month’s anticipated conclusion, given that Martin has taken extended time to write the novels.

“I’ve been so slow with these books,” Martin explains. “The major points of the ending will be things I told them five or six years ago.”

 

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Martin’s upcoming novel, The Winds Of Winter, is expected to be released in 2019, eight years after the prior, A Dance With Dragons.

“But there may also be changes, and there’ll be a lot added,” Martin continued, suggesting that the small screen version has already influenced what will turn up on future book pages.

The final season of Game of Thrones will arrive in just over two weeks! We are currently seventeen days away and counting. Continue grinding your teeth with this here countdown.

 

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