Game of Thrones author George RR Martin has teased that his final novels could lift “a lot” from the hit TV adaptation.
With the huge HBO show’s final season due to air next month, Martin has yet to complete the final two books of its original source material. As it’s taken the writer an extended amount of time to pen the novels, the show has headed in different directions to reach its own conclusion.
Now, Martin has suggested that the final releases have been influenced by the small screen version.
“I’ve been so slow with these books,” he told Rolling Stone. “The major points of the ending will be things I told them five or six years ago.”
Teasing the upcoming novels, he added: “But there may also be changes, and there’ll be a lot added.”
Martin’s next novel, The Winds Of Winter, is scheduled for release in 2019 – following 2011’s A Dance With Dragons. It will be the sixth instalment in his A Song of Ice And Fire series, with a seventh also expected.
Some fans have apparently been putting their money where the mouth is recently, with bookmaker Betway being sufficiently moved to slash their odds on the prospect of Arya’s demise.
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