Chillax — George R.R. Martin Says The 'Game Of Thrones' Ending Will Be Bittersweet

Coming from the guy who wrote the Red Wedding, we’re not sure this means much. Were you expecting a sad ending? Or, despite everything we’ve seen in the blood-drenched Game of Thrones so far, were you actually hoping for a happy ending?

Well, George R.R. Martin is disappointing you either way, because he says the ending for his A Song of Ice and Fire series  which the TV show Game of Thrones is based on, will be “bittersweet.”

Martin sat down with The Observer to discuss the much-anticipated ending to the books that have launched a culture of spoiler wars. He said:

I haven’t written the ending yet, so I don’t know, but no. That’s certainly not my intent. I’ve said before that the tone of the ending that I’m going for is bittersweet.

I mean, it’s no secret that Tolkien has been a huge influence on me, and I love the way he ended ‘Lord of the Rings.’ It ends with victory, but it’s a bittersweet victory.

If it’s been a while since you popped open your copy of The Return of the King, Martin is talking about the Scouring of the Shire (which is left out of the movies in favor of a happier ending), in which Frodo and his fellow hobbits return home after their victory against Sauron to find the Shire in ruins.

We mean, to us, that’s an ending a little more on the bitter side than the sweet side. But, coming from the guy who wrote the Red Wedding and plopped it in the middle of the book, that’s no surprise.

A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, Books, TV

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