Well, kind of.
“Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so it is,” Martin wrote. “THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done. I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself… but I will finish it, and they will come to A DREAM OF SPRING.”
For the report, the show prolonged eclipsed the books spherical season 4 or 5, which of course begs the question: Will the ending to the books, the urtext of “Game of Thrones,” be fully totally different than the show?
Martin’s reply is just as cryptic.
“How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different? Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes.”
Martin goes on to stage out that books, significantly his extended 500-plus-page tomes, are an extremely fully totally different medium than TV, and there are lots of characters between his pages that not at all made it on to show display.
“[I]f nothing else, the readers will learn what happened to Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny and her pig, Skahaz Shavepate, Arianne Martell, Darkstar, Victarion Greyjoy, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Aegon VI, and a myriad of other characters both great and small that viewers of the show never had the chance to meet,” he wrote.
Book readers have been prepared faithfully for “The Winds of Winter,” which will be the sixth installment of a deliberate seven books. The fifth book, “A Dance with Dragons,” was launched in 2011.