George R.R. Martin has supplied his newest replace on the subsequent entry in his A Music of Ice and Hearth collection, The Winds of Winter. The most recent information comes from Martin’s Not A Blog website, the place he stated on Friday that the ending he sees for his books has shifted distant from the ending of HBO’s Recreation of Thrones collection.
Martin has said in the past that the ending of his e-book collection will probably be fairly totally different from the ending of the present, however he’s by no means stated it so definitively and clearly as he did on this new publish.
All through the publish he describes his writing course of as one thing like gardening, tending to the story and seeing the place it grows. This additionally brings him to clarify the place he sees it rising now:
“What I’ve observed increasingly more of late, nevertheless, is my gardening is taking me additional and additional away from the tv collection,” Martin writes. “Sure, a number of the belongings you noticed on HBO in Recreation of Thrones additionally, you will see in The Winds of Winter (although possibly not in fairly the identical methods)… however a lot of the remainder will likely be fairly totally different.”
He goes on to name this modification inevitable, largely as a result of the books of bigger and extra sophisticated than the collection ever might be. There are dozens and dozens extra characters in A Music of Ice and Hearth than in HBO’s collection, together with many level of few characters and lots of characters which have very totally different kinds within the novels — together with fan-favorite Euron Greyjoy who Martin says is, “manner, manner, manner, manner totally different” in his model of the story.
To place issues much more clearly, Martin explains:
One factor I can say, basically sufficient phrases that I can’t be spoiling something: not all the characters who survived till the top of Recreation of Thrones will survive till the top of A Music of Ice and Hearth, and never all the characters who died on Recreation of Thrones will die in A Music of Ice and Hearth. (Some will, certain. After all. Perhaps most. However undoubtedly not all) ((After all, I may change my thoughts once more subsequent week, with the subsequent chapter I write. That’s gardening)).
This main departure ought to come as welcome information for ardent followers of each Martin’s novels and followers of the HBO collection that have been dissatisfied with the way it ended. Whereas small departures have been at all times presumed (and, once more, continuously confirmed by Martin himself), this newest replace means followers can have a cause to return to the story with the promise of a really totally different — and hopefully extra satisfying — ending within the playing cards.
Martin doesn’t supply updates on The Winds of Winter usually, partially as a result of he says he doesn’t need to spoil the story. Whereas he’s supplied no phrase but on when he may launch this newest e-book, we do know that he’s been engaged on it on and off since A Dance of Dragons was printed in 2011. We additionally know, primarily based on what he’s stated, that he’s restarted bits and items of the e-book fairly a number of instances.
Each time The Winds of Winter does launch, Martin will nonetheless have yet another e-book to complete out his deliberate seven-book arc for A Music of Ice and Hearth. Alongside his work on Winds, Martin is also producing a number of Game of Thrones spinoff series for HBO, in addition to engaged on a number of different books within the A Music of Ice and Hearth universe.