George R. R. Martin Reveals Season Six
On August 14th, NerdcoreMovement published an article about George R. R. Martin and his ending for the Game of Thrones. A little about NerdcoreMovement, they are a website based upon all things nerd like the latest on video games and movies, pop culture, comic books, TV shows, and more. As of late, they were given a teaser about the Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin.
For all that do not know about the Game of Thrones books and HBO TV show, it’s based in another world with Kingdoms of the north and south in a war to over seize the Iron Throne and be King of the Realm. It is a very interesting series and well liked by all types of people. George R. R. Martin, author of the series, has stated that he is not finished the last book but has a concept of what he wants to do. He was inspired by his favorite author, J. R. R. Tolkien, through Lord of the Rings.
NerdcoreMovement quotes Martin:
“I’ve said before that the tone of the ending that I’m going for is bittersweet,” Martin said recently.
By bittersweet, Martin means, (also quoted by NerdcoreMovement):
“I mean, it’s no secret that (J.R.R.) Tolkien has been a huge influence on me, and I love the way he ended Lord of the Rings.” Martin said. “It ends with victory but it’s a bittersweet victory.
“Frodo is never whole again, and he goes away to the Undying Lands, and the other people live their lives. And the scouring of the Shire–brilliant piece of work, which I didn’t understand when I was 13 years old: “Why is this here? The story’s over?” But every time I read it I understand the brilliance of that segment more and more. All I can say is that’s the kind of tone I will be aiming for. Whether I achieve it or not, that will be up to people like you and my readers to judge.”
In the end, Martin is looking for an ending that both satisfies his readers but also leaves them slightly sad. As it’s been proven through each season and book, all the characters will have some form of heartache, but a victory is all the same in the end, until the cost is brought into reality.
However, ready yourself because the action is not over and the Iron Throne still stands.