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'Game of Thrones': Will George R.R. Martin Change the Story's End?

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Team Stardust
August 1, 2020

When you Google “worst TV series finales,” Game of Thrones inevitably pops up. Mirroring Lost’s rise to fame and crushing failure, the final season of Game of Thrones disappointed thousands of fans all over the world.. While there are Game of Thrones viewers who enjoyed the season for its beautiful cinematography and acting, others criticize it for its uncompelling writing and rushed ending.


Yes, Game of Thrones ended over a year ago. So why are we still talking about it? Well, despite its shortcomings, we still love the characters and the world. Plus, today marks when the first book in the series, “A Game of Thrones,” was published in 1996 AND author George R.R. Martin recently gave some hopeful updates on the upcoming final novel in his series.


If anything good is to come from being locked down due to the coronavirus, it has to be that Martin is finally writing “The Winds of Winter.” Many thought he wouldn’t even try to write the final book in the series, but here we are! The 71-year-old author wrote on his blog that he has isolated himself in “an actual cabin in the mountains” and hopes to complete “The Winds of Winter” by next year. 


He wrote in late June, “I finished a new chapter yesterday, another one three days ago, another one the previous week. But no, this does not mean that the book will be finished tomorrow or published next week. It’s going to be a huge book, and I still have a long way to go.”


While Martin admits he still has a lot of work to do before “The Winds of Winter” is published, at least it’s a start. Fans of the HBO and book series are wondering if Martin will change the ending of his beloved story since many fans were disappointed by how the TV series concluded. Martin has the unique opportunity to save the series and give fans a satisfying ending that’s canon!


Do you think George R.R. Martin will finish “The Winds of Winter” and save Game of Thrones’ sullied name? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!