“I would have liked to have finished these books earlier, so that the series is do me double not”.
The history of Westeros will end, but not where it started. This will be on tv, and not in the books that he has written in the past 23 years. Then necessarily, for George R. R. Martin, the conclusion of Game of Thrones has a quite particular flavour : “I have mixed feelings about it“, he admits in EW.
“This series was an incredible adventure. And almost everything has been great. But of course, I would have liked to have finished these books earlier, so that the series is do me double not. I had never anticipated it.”
It is perhaps for this, or maybe not to get influence by Weiss and Benioff, the author of 70-year-old has decided not to read the last few scripts of the series : “I have not read the scripts of the last season and I am not given not more on the shelf, because I’m working on Winds of Winter… I know some of the things that will happen, of course. But there are a lot of plots, minor characters, that they created by themselves. And as they passed me several years ago, there will certainly be significant discrepancies (between the end of the books and the end of the series).”
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George R. R. Martin concludes, explains “if it is the end of Game of Thrones for many people, this is not the end for me. I’m still in the thick of it. I’d better live a long time because I still have a lot of work to do !”
The season 8 finale of Game of Thrones will begin on April 14, 2019 on HBO and in France on OCS.