George R.R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” books that inspire HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” spoke about his epic fantasy series this week at his alma mater Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
In an interesting revelation, he says readers can expect his series to end with something rarely seen in it to date – hope: “I think you need to have some hope. We all yearn for happy endings in a sense. Myself, I’m attracted to the bittersweet ending.”
Martin has previously indicated the plan of the series is to end along the lines of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” the book which saw Frodo and his fellow Hobbits return home and discover it had been ransacked by war.
Rumors continue to swirl that Martin’s next book “The Winds of Winter,” the sixth in the series, will arrive before the sixth season of HBO’s fantasy series adaptation.
Source: The Live Feed