GOT novels may borrow from TV series, claims author

The fantasy writer might end up copying himself.

The novels Game of Thrones is based on may end in a similar way to the series, George R.R. Martin has said.

The writer, who is the author of the Song of Ice and Fire novels, claimed in an interview that the books may end up cribbing from the series, which is set to air its final season beginning in April. 

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Martin said that the endings would probably be similar, as the series is based on plot points he shared with the showrunners. 

"I’ve been so slow with these books. The major points of the ending will be things I told them five or six years ago. But there may also be changes, and there’ll be a lot added."

The next planned novel, The Winds of Winter, has been in development for a number of years, with the previous novel A Dance with Dragons being released in 2011. 

Fan frustration at Martin’s glacial writing pace has been palpable, with the author himself lamenting the fact that the TV show will end before the novels do. 

Speculation has been abound suggesting that Martin has a replacement writer in place in case he cannot finish the books, though this would still mean they’re a while away yet. 

After The Winds of Winter, a final novel named A Dream of Spring is also planned, though who knows when or if it will be released. 

You can catch up with Game of Thrones now via Sky Box Sets and NOW TV Entertainment. Season 8 will begin airing on April 14th on Sky Atlantic.

Source: Digital Spy

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