‘Game Of Thrones’ And ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ May End Very, Very Differently

A Song of Ice and Fire (1) – A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin available at Liberty Books store and online.
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Game of Thrones
is making its way through its sixth season, and doing quite a good job of surprising book readers and show watchers alike with new twists and turns. The show has now sailed past the vast majority of the written material from George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Some fans bemoan the fact that he wasn’t able to get the sixth book, The Winds of Winter, written before this season, but there was never going to be any way the seventh book would be out in time before the end of the entire run of the HBO series, so the point is kind of moot. This was bound to happen eventually no matter what.

While I think HBO has done a great job carrying Martin’s story forward, it’s becoming more and more clear that Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire are very, very different entities, and ones that may play out dramatically different over the last seasons of the show, and the next few books.

George RR Martin often speaks about the “butterfly effect” of the show, where seemingly small changes snowball into major ones as time goes on. While the earliest seasons of Game of Thrones stuck pretty closely to the books, small changes were made, and over time, they have blossomed into full-on differences that now makes some aspects of the show and books unrecognizable from each other.

 What this is leading to is a situation where we might have two very different endings for this series, one for Game of Thrones, one for A Song of Ice and Fire, and I want to talk a little bit about why that almost has to be the case in many ways, given what’s been changed so far.

This article is published in Forbes.
Web link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2016/05/22/game-of-thrones-and-a-song-of-ice-and-fire-may-end-very-very-differently/#1c8c15ca1e6f25482_51Vb90Q1SlL.jpg


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