Disappointed with ‘Game of Thrones’ Ending? George R. R. Martin’s new book is at your rescue

Sanyukta Thakare | Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 08:00 PM IST


Like many out there, including the cast, if you are unhappy with how Game of Thrones season 8 has ended, fear not, because the original writer, George R R Martin is still writing the series and there is still hope.

The only drawback is if you haven’t read the books, you might have to pick them up one by one. The doesn’t just go off book after season 5, but it also has changed many plot lines, removed characters, and changed where and what characters experienced in the story.

George R R Martin is still writing Winds of Winter and is unsure when the book will release, he has already pushed the date twice since the release of Dance with Dragons back in 2011. He does not want his fans to get their hopes up only to be disappointed when Martin misses the deadline once again.


The author told ET “I have no date. I’ve given up giving dates because I give one and then I miss it and everyone gets mad. It’ll be done when it’s done.”

The last book came out 8 years ago and since then we have seen Cersei Lannister become the queen of seven kingdoms then dying, Danny losing two of her dragons and winning the seven kingdoms, Jon learning of his true identity and then taking the black again and Sansa becoming the Queen in the North, none of this and all of this could be true.

Martin has published 12 books since the first book of A Song of Ice and Fire series that includes, 5 main story, prequels, novellas, Short stories and more. The last release in 2018 Blood and Fire is a history documentation of the Targaryen Lineage which only half way done.


During an interaction on a chat show, Martin said he will first finish the Winds of Winter, ‘which will be soon hopefully’ followed by either Blood and Fire- book two or A Dream of Spring or an additional story Dunk & Egg compilation.

The writer now 70 years old has a lot planned for the series, and fans are worried he may not be able to finish it. A Dream of Spring is said to be the last book of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, unless he changes his mind and plans for more.

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Published on: Monday, May 20, 2019, 02:27 PM IST