The final book in the Game of Thrones series ‘Even Lady Stoneheart may claim the Iron Throne,’ says a source close to the situation.
According to an insider, the GAME OF THRONES book ending in A Song of Ice and Fire will be so unusual that George RR Martin may even put Lady Stoneheart on the Iron Throne.
Game of Thrones is done, but George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series still has two volumes left. In the end, the blockbuster HBO drama had to rely on the author’s intended plans for The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, with King Bran Stark as the iconic conclusion. But now, Game of Thrones insider James Hibberd, who has behind-the-scenes information on the rest of A Song of Ice and Fire, has hinted at how different Martin’s book conclusion will be.
Hibberd, who just penned the official Game of Thrones making-of book Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon, revealed the news to Spanish ASOIAF fan website Los Siete Reinos.
The outlet inquired as to why Martin makes no mention of the final two seasons of Game of Thrones in his book.
“I got the idea it was more about Martin focusing on finishing his overdue novels than a desire to leave the show per se,” he said.
“But, as [co-showrunner] Weiss puts out, having these two different realities in his imagination that were progressively splitting was also difficult for Martin.”
“Many don’t realize that even if Martin had finished his books, the program would have had a very different final couple seasons than the books,” Hibberd remarked.
“This is due to the large number of new characters and storylines that the creators believed couldn’t fit into a vast TV program with dozens of series regulars.
“For all we know (and I definitely don’t), Lady Stoneheart or Arianne Martell could end up on the Iron Throne in A Dream of Spring – or at the very least play crucial roles – that they wouldn’t have been able to play in a drama they weren’t in.”
The insider’s argument is that while Stoneheart and Martell do not appear in Game of Thrones, they play crucial roles in A Song of Ice and Fire.
Who knows how their inclusion in The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring will alter the outcome for characters like Jon. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”