Tag: Winds of Winter
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Millions of fans all over the world tuned in to the final season of HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones.” The fates of the main characters of the show were revealed, and the burning question about who is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne was finally answered. The popular show, based on the material of renowned author George R. R. Martin, aired its final episode last May, but in contrast to the overwhelming support from the people that “Game of Thrones” had received in the early seasons, the supposedly epic conclusion of the show was widely panned by the critics and regular watchers alike.
Of course, each one of us has his or her own opinion on how “Game of Thrones” should have ended, perhaps influenced by how much we rooted for our favorite characters in the show. The thing is that the fans of both GRRM’s original work, “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series, and the TV show, wanted a carefully fleshed out character development, which is what “GoT” Season 8 failed to do.
If you believe that your favorite “GoT” characters did not deserve their fate in the Season 8 finale, there is hope that the ending to their story arcs in GRRM’s final two books will not be the same. As we all know, Martin is still working on the sixth book in “ASOIAF” saga, “The Winds of Winter,” and the seventh and final book, “A Dream Of Spring,” which could get released in three to five years (an estimate based on how long GRRM have spent in finishing the sixth book).
A Brighter Future Ahead Of The Main Characters? Not Necessarily, But They Could Be More Well-Developed In The Upcoming Books
Fans have complained about how the showrunners of “Game of Thrones” rushed to tie all the loose ends. Specifically, the supposedly big events in the final act of the series, like the Long Night and the last battle for the Iron Throne, felt short of everyone’s expectations. This can be attributed to the fact that Season 8 was only given six episodes to wrap up everything. The fates of Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, for example, were somehow difficult to absorb, given the rushed and muddled pacing of the show.
All this will change as GRRM’s next book comes up, and as he already mentioned in the previous interviews, the author confirmed that there are some characters that were already killed in the show are still alive and well in “The Winds of Winter,” and vice-versa. Characters like Margaery and Loras Tyrell, who were seen blasted in the Sept of Balor in the TV version, are likely to have different fates in the upcoming book. Of course, there is no guarantee that these characters will live longer or at least have a brighter future ahead of them in the sixth book, but the sure thing is that the author took his sweet time fleshing out the details for the development of the characters.
Whatever happens to these characters, the fans are still expected to accept it as it is. With the number of unexpected and twisted deaths that occurred in the series, the fans are already used to the horror, just like how other people are fond of watching horror movies to torture themselves.
Martin Had Difficulty Writing The Characters of Daenerys And Jon Snow
In an old interview back in the 90’s, when GRRM first released the first book in “ASOIAF,” he revealed that it was quite a challenge writing the characters of Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, due to the fact that their respective storylines are well detached from the main action, which is the battle for the Iron Throne. Assuming that Martin really wants to write a proper development of these two characters, we can expect that whatever happens to them in “The Winds of Winter” and “A Dream of Spring” will be much more satisfying than in their TV series counterparts.
For now, the fans will have to wait until 2020 for “The Winds of Winter.” Many people have been complaining about how GRRM seems to be not doing his best to finish the sixth book earlier. Hopefully, everyone is fine and well by the time that the next book is ready. If ever you find yourself injured the, you can contact the best spine surgeon in Austin for the most effective treatment.