George R.R. Martin Talks Game of Thrones Ending & The Winds of Winter


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  • Talking Thrones
    Talking Thrones   5 months back

    The last time I read the books was about a year ago. I really need to go through them all again before The Winds of Winter comes out. Will anyone else do another re-read before it's released?

    • Monty Parata
      Monty Parata  3 months back

      I'm always re reading them, along with 2 or 3 others at a time :)

    • Kelly Delia
      Kelly Delia  4 months back

      Thanks Talking Thrones for the video. I started reading the books in 1996 which happens to be the year I graduated from High School. I along with many are waiting for these books. I'm getting nervous though. Anything can happen to George between now and when Winds of Winter is released. He'll be 71 in September and I'm hoping he'll stick around to complete both works. Here's a quote from George
      Martin tells EW of the coming Game of Thrones series finale. “It’s not the end for me. I’m still deeply in it. I better live a long time because I have a lot of work left to do.”

    • lunalouhoo
      lunalouhoo  5 months back

      I just finished re-reading the first book (oh it's so great!)...I read it originally back in it has been awhile.

    • D M
      D M  5 months back

      Finally bought the books. Now that the show is done, rewatching all the seasons. Then I will read the books. Heard people talk about many things from the books that the show did not cover well or at all.
      So excited to ' see' the world in the books.

    • Marko
      Marko  5 months back

      Take your time we might get wow around 2025 or later but a dream of spring? Anyone who actually believes that he's going to write it is on some excellent drugs, please tell us what you took and how much.

  • Helena Berthiaume
    Helena Berthiaume  2 months back

    Love your vids about GOT. :) I don't know if I should actually read the books. It seems to me that George RR Martin, while creating this huge, interesting, imersive World, is disinterested in his own work or trying to hard to perfect the details of fantasy novels to the likeness of J RR Tolkien. I liked the series until the showrunners completely took over, so maybe I should read the books, because books are usaully better (Lord of the Rings sadly not being an example for my generation in my oppinion). Maybe I will read the first book on loan hoping that he won't try too much to aspire to be JRR Tolkien (I personally do not need a crutch for my fantasy describing every single rock, tree, etc. different time I guess).
    What would you guys suggest?

    And will you be making a step by step review of season 8 in hinsight and not just the previews

    • Ann Leslie
      Ann Leslie  3 months back

      See he starts out saying “I’ll have it done soon” then goes on about everything else he has going on. How many other projects?
      He’s enjoying fame too much to finish the series. I personally don’t think he’ll ever finish them.

      • 54markl
        54markl  3 months back

        Oh well, eight more years down the tubes. 🤦‍♂️

        • 54markl
          54markl  3 months back

          Sorry George, that Bad Ending is all your fault. You, sir, are no Tolkien. You’re a pulp fiction author.

          • Billionaire30 XYZ
            Billionaire30 XYZ  3 months back

            Why not just make a season 9, to give the show a proper ending that fits with the books? They can always go back to the rubble where Jamie and Cersei are and show that they survived. They can also show Drogon taking Daenerys somewhere and her being brought back to life.

            • Bmega81
              Bmega81  3 months back

              I love how he says it's crazy to think the books would be done but not released. To me it's crazy 20+ years and the man still hasn't finished a 7 book series. It's also crazy he had his books adapted even before the books were completed. Ive never heard of that before and possibly a large reason why the show ended so badly..the man became way to busy with tv and all this other stuff to finish any books realistically. Maybe when he retires from tv he will give his true fans what they been asking for...

              • Debbie Barker
                Debbie Barker  3 months back

                George would better serve the fans by finishing the books , we have seen the outcome of a great show left
                to other writers.

                Should he drop off the perch before hand, he will leave many books undone and open to interpretation of sub standard shows as a bi production.

                • Kshitij Patil
                  Kshitij Patil  4 months back

                  What's your thought on got prequel blood moon

                  • Luv4oneAnother 1999
                    Luv4oneAnother 1999  4 months back

                    Dogon took Dany to the other red witch Kenvara??? Possible??

                    • Gcal1956
                      Gcal1956  4 months back

                      What a disaster that show turned to in one season.
                      That’s sad. It was such a great show then just fell on its face.

                      • DJ Glenn
                        DJ Glenn  4 months back

                        Who else clicked because the title implies it's George RR Martin discussing Game of Thrones ending?

                        • MrxBIGxBADxWOLF
                          MrxBIGxBADxWOLF  5 months back

                          I feel like he won’t complete the final book 7 just because the shows is screwing up his novel. I feel he will leave us hanging so he doesn’t get judged by anyone on top of that their trying to create more game of thrones and if they keep screwing up characters and information. It truly will happen. Don’t get me wrong I’m a huge fan but it I just got a feeling for some reason.

                          • MrxBIGxBADxWOLF
                            MrxBIGxBADxWOLF  5 months back

                            Love your videos and all the content and the complexity of how you break things down very professional! I almost didn’t want to read the book because of the show but now i feel like it’s a must. I might just wait till his collections complete than buy all of them so I can just keep reading and reading and not be stuck waiting haha

                            • lheagallant
                              lheagallant  5 months back

                              I’m sorry but this writer has absolutely no respect for his readers!

                              • C. Sous Ecstasy
                                C. Sous Ecstasy  5 months back

                                Don't worry, GOT will not be over. Once the asoiaf is finished, they will do a true adaptation on the screen (tv-show or movies).

                                • ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ ΠΙΚΟΥΝΗΣ

                                  Even if George made season 8 himself and shot it on his phone, it would still be better

                                  • theprodigyVA
                                    theprodigyVA  5 months back

                                    I’m still pissed they didn’t finish showing the Baratheons rebellion.

                                    • whatwhat3432523
                                      whatwhat3432523  5 months back

                                      Did not like Jon's story arc in the entire season. Dany was butchered, my favorite characters are the bad guys, and Dany was seasons away(minimum) to becoming a mad queen. Absolute disgrace. Arya was bad. And the worst betrayal was committed to the Nightking and Bran.

                                      • Terri Creed
                                        Terri Creed  5 months back

                                        Yes, I've started re-reading them (for the third time 😂😂)

                                        • Ben
                                          Ben  5 months back

                                          He got rich and lazy, we're doomed

                                          • Mariah Campisi
                                            Mariah Campisi  5 months back

                                            Love all of these updates , thank you

                                            • Sam C 95
                                              Sam C 95  5 months back

                                              "And yes, there will be unicorns... of a sort..." Now this line has the most information about TWoW right here from that blog post!

                                              • Sonny Ali
                                                Sonny Ali  5 months back

                                                It's very possible GRRM wrote himself into a corner and now doesn't know how to write himself out. GRRM is partly at fault for how GoT ended.

                                                I've read all the books thus far but I don't have much interest in reading the last 2 books. The show fuct it up for me.

                                                Let's face reality... he's obese and may not last another decade. Consider this an incomplete story, and save yourself the heartache.

                                                • Crystal Moses
                                                  Crystal Moses  5 months back

                                                  Im hoping that we get to see got cast and were they have been and are in the next few years or a movie

                                                  • Stephanie Smead
                                                    Stephanie Smead  5 months back

                                                    My heart is filled with joy and anticipation! Thank you for continuing to create your videos.

                                                    • ComradeSlice
                                                      ComradeSlice  5 months back

                                                      He said he'd have it "in hand" by July's end. Does that mean it'll be written, edited, and published by then or just "in hand" in manuscript form? How long does it take to publish a book like this after the manuscript is complete?

                                                      • Narwhal_ Dust
                                                        Narwhal_ Dust  5 months back

                                                        I bet if G.R.R.M never left writing the show it would have been so much better. would really love to see that

                                                        • Yoboseo
                                                          Yoboseo  5 months back

                                                          It gets harder and harder to end a master piece. As more and more eyes criticize your work, his life work. And what other author gets to beta test an ending to your series on such a large scale? RR is playing his cards right, please just survive to publish them.

                                                          • Katie Potter
                                                            Katie Potter  5 months back

                                                            Please don’t hold your breath people.

                                                            • Debbie Johnson
                                                              Debbie Johnson  5 months back

                                                              I would love to reread them.

                                                              • TheAlexFrom1994
                                                                TheAlexFrom1994  5 months back

                                                                you say 'the winds of winter' the same way every time, like a robot

                                                                • jon 79jw
                                                                  jon 79jw  5 months back

                                                                  They minimized my boy Jon to just walking around saying "she is miqueen " why have us follow such a great hero character to just write him off to nothing.

                                                                  • 54markl
                                                                    54markl  3 months back

                                                                    Because They are a bunch of hacks and mediocre rich boys who can’t write.

                                                                  • Steven
                                                                    Steven  5 months back

                                                                    Because she was his queen dammit!

                                                                • Ashley Marie
                                                                  Ashley Marie  5 months back

                                                                  I feel like I'm still unsure why did it matter who Jon's parents were.. it seems to me that they used it to send Dany into madness, even if Jon killed Dany why did it not matter he was the true King at the end?

                                                                  • Juan Garcia
                                                                    Juan Garcia  5 months back


                                                                    • kslagley
                                                                      kslagley  5 months back

                                                                      Winds of Winter....maybe will be released. But I believe he GRRM will be long gone before the final book is ever published.

                                                                      • Natalija Vrban
                                                                        Natalija Vrban  5 months back

                                                                        Yeah but Jaime Lannister is dead. D&D made certain to that and he was by far the most interesting character to me. So I'm screwed and there is really nothing for me to hope for. I wish his ending had been at least satisfying. Dying in the Long Night in Brienne's arms would have been much better. The incest, considering all his development and ultimately Brienne as his salvation, left me feeling empty and very disappointed. With that, down goes House Lannister, and I don't really relate to the North, they're so conservative and hillibilly.

                                                                        • M G
                                                                          M G  5 months back

                                                                          The actor wasn’t lying. He has finished the books a while ago and had to keep the books secret until the show was over.

                                                                          • Jeanie Berry
                                                                            Jeanie Berry  5 months back

                                                                            I wish they would do a sequel . Answer some questions and give the viewers more closure on things .

                                                                      5 months back

                                                                              YOU BETTER NOT BE MESSIN WITH ME, OLD MAN.
                                                                              aaarggh..damnit. he was messin...
                                                                              A girl can wish. But for realsy, mr....please!?!?!!?
                                                                              Yea, and sorry the whole round world has fallen in love with your crazy brain. And the people starve for your thoughts. Sorry, we're excited. ESPECIALLY after the DBags did 8 to us. That's a show. I'm in love with the story.

                                                                              • Sam_V_Murray
                                                                                Sam_V_Murray  5 months back

                                                                                Water isn’t wet

                                                                                • Johnny Vegas
                                                                                  Johnny Vegas  5 months back

                                                                                  The reason it had a shitty ending was because George RR Martin promised to have the books finished before the TV series ended. However, he was busy milking his success by writing other series related books and doing everything but finishing his series that was promised to be done years ago. Yeah, he is human, but i stopped reading the series and I will NOT be finishing it. I did say it was the best series being written, but doing a straight up FU to your core fan base....well right back at ya.

                                                                                  • Alma Alamilla
                                                                                    Alma Alamilla  5 months back

                                                                                    I gotta say, the series ending left me a little... meh. I didn’t completely hate it but the 2 years of excitement/anticipation did wane after episode 4. The truly disappointing part is that I loved rewatching the show but now that I know how it ends, I’m like meh...
                                                                                    Instead, I’m seeking refuge in the books but I’m half way through A Feast for Crows & already bored of the iron born. Is he really going to name every freaking ship they have?! Lol Anyway, thanks for the videos, please keep up the great work! 🔥⚔️

                                                                                    • FEVER x DREAM
                                                                                      FEVER x DREAM  5 months back

                                                                                      So what about this special extra episode that was supposed to come after the last?

                                                                                      • Victoria Clifford
                                                                                        Victoria Clifford  5 months back

                                                                                        So did George like season 8 or not?

                                                                                        • Liquid Asylum
                                                                                          Liquid Asylum  5 months back

                                                                                          He stopped writing his books to work on his own adaption of Brian Griffins novel Shropshire 7

                                                                                          • 3minutesingle
                                                                                            3minutesingle  5 months back

                                                                                            Crazy story about 6 and 7 being finished indeed.

                                                                                            • Toni Marie
                                                                                              Toni Marie  5 months back

                                                                                              I ca t wait to see the new shoes hopefully grrm will help write those as well... I'm excited..