If you’re a Game of Thrones fan who has read the books, you may be wondering where the series will end. Here’s a look at where the books currently stand.
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Since the beginning, Game of Thrones has been one of the most popular shows on television. Based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, the show has captivated audiences with its unique blend of fantasy and political intrigue. With the eighth and final season set to air in 2019, fans are wondering how the books will end.
Now, there are several ways to answer this question. For starters, it’s important to note that there are currently five books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, with two more planned. The fifth book, A Dance with Dragons, was published in 2011, and Martin has said that he is hoping to have The Winds of Winter complete by 2019. As for when the seventh book, A Dream of Spring, will be released, that is anyone’s guess.
So, if we take into account that there are two more books to be published, it stands to reason that the show will not end exactly like the books. This is because the show has already surpassed the events of the most recent book. However, there are many ways that the show could end similarly to or very differently from the books.
For example, one major difference between the show and the books is that several key characters have died on the show who are still alive in the books. This means that their arcs could play out very differently in each medium. Additionally, there are a number of subplots in the books that have not been explored at all on the show. This could mean that certain plot points from the books will be completely ignored in favor of others.
Ultimately, whether or not you think Game of Thrones will end like the books depends on your own personal opinion. However, one thing is for sure: with only a few seasons left, we’re all anxious to see how this story will come to an end—both on screen and on page.
The End of the Books
The last book in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series is “A Dance with Dragons.” The book was originally published in 2011, and was followed by “The Winds of Winter” in 2016. There is no release date for the final book in the series, “A Dream of Spring.”
The Showrunners’ Plan
The TV showrunners for Game of Thrones have said they plan to end the show with the conclusion of the eighth season. This would mean that the books would end before the show. It’s unclear how far ahead the showrunners are planning to go, but it’s possible that they may already know how the series will end.
The Books vs. The Show
George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series, which Game of Thrones is based off of, is still incomplete. The most recent book, A Dance with Dragons, was released in 2011, and since then fans have been patiently waiting for The Winds of Winter. Though there has been no release date set for the upcoming book, Martin has said that he is hoping to have it out before the show catches up to him.
This leaves many wondering: where do the books end and the show begin? The answer is not so simple. The HBO series has made significant changes from the source material, both in cutting out entire plot lines and characters and in creating new ones. So while fans of both the books and the show may be eagerly awaiting The Winds of Winter, it’s hard to say how much the new book will actually resemble the television series they know and love.
The Fan Reaction
While many fans of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series were excited to see the final installment come to an end, others were left feeling disappointed. Some felt that the ending was rushed and did not adequately wrap up all of the loose ends. Others simply did not like the direction that the story took in the final book. Regardless of how people felt about the ending, it is safe to say that there was a lot of fan reaction when the last book was published.
George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series began in 1996 with A Game of Thrones. The most recent release in the series, A Dance With Dragons, came out in 2011. But since then, Martin has been working on the sixth book in the series, The Winds of Winter.
So where do the books end?
At the moment, it’s hard to say. Martin is still working on The Winds of Winter, and has said that he doesn’t want to answer that question until the book is finished.
“I don’t want to give away too much,” he said in a 2014 interview with Entertainment Weekly. “But there are a lot of loose ends still dangling out there… I’m hoping to finish Winds this year.”
Until then, fans will just have to wait and see how Martin decides to end his epic series.