Remember when we had dueling threads for the show and the books? Because the books were so far beyond the show? Not trying to start a “let’s all crap on GRRM for being slow” conversation, but I really miss that. If the books are going to drive conversation now, they had better be fantastic.
I think if he does ever finish them they should veer off the path from the TV show. It’s a book series that would go from ‘anything can happen’ as a major selling point to an adaptation where you know exactly what’s going to happen.
I’m thinking along the lines of The Walking Dead in comics and TV where they share a lot of ideas but you still don’t know who may or may not die next in either one.
(I know they have veered apart a bit anyway but I mean tell a completely different ending).
I’ve got no doubt that when and if the books conclude, they’re going to be better than the show.
That is, of course, a big “if.”
We might see The Winds of of Winter, but I don’t think we’ll see the final book (whether it is seven or eight).
Or if we do, it won’t be written by Martin.
I’m not actually that confident that the conclusion we get in the books will be better than what HBO gives us. There was a lot of bloat in A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons.
I do think that, as a general rule, it’s easier to build up an epic story than it is to conclude it. A lot of stories, after a great first and second act, tend to flounder on the landing. Most Stephen King novels. X-Files. Lost. Return of the Jedi. Harry Potter.…
This, of course, is the best ending EVER:
That’s worse than watching Amell work out.
Jon Snow’s a Man U fan
I want the White Walkers to win.
Now there is little footage of a dragon flying and Arya staring in awe…
F these little snippets. I want a full trailer and I want it now… Veruca Salt
most of the characters in those pictures are dead except for the last one. Is this a clue as to who will die in the upcoming season?
Most of the people in the Greyjoy picture are still alive too.
yea, but they are Greyjoys and no one cares about them
Interesting that none of those images includes Jon Snow.
Here are the last 3 from artist yinyuming:
On the side note: Way upthread, I posted one of his renditions of the NightKing and the wall being melted down. I have been a fan of his work and the detail he puts in. I wish he got into comic covers like Stan Lau (Artgerm). Yuming should get an artbook like Vallejo did but I digress…
Hope you all liked the artwork, not that it was official or anything…