Will you live long enough to read The Winds of Winter? Is George RR Martin? The jury is still out on these issues. All the same, in a blog post today, George Martin provided an update on writing The Winds of Winterand he explained how the story will be different in some places between the long-awaited novel and the finished novel game of thrones TV show on HBO.
There are several reasons why the story will be different with The Winds of Winter. One of them, as Martin explained, is that he keeps coming up with new ideas, writing, “I worked in my conservatory. Things grow…and change, as it happens with us gardeners. He went on to say that his “gardening is taking me further and further away from the TV series” and “some of the things you saw on HBO in GAME OF THRONES that you’ll also see in THE WINDS OF WINTER (but maybe not in quite the same ways)…but much of the rest will be quite different.
Another simpler reason from Martin why the story will be different between The Winds of Winter and game of thrones is that the books have many more points of view and supporting characters, resulting in a larger and more elaborate narrative. The breadth of the narrative is also why these books take forever to finish.
George Martin confirmed that not everyone lives to the end of the game of thrones The TV show will live on until the end of the novel series, but not everyone who died in the TV series will die in the books either. He concluded that while “some things” will be the same by the end of the series, “a lot” will be different. If you hated the end of game of thronesmaybe you will like this information.
In the meantime, prequel TV series Dragon House arrives on HBO in August.