Everyone had their own opinion on the final episode of 'Game of Thrones'. Some were disappointed, others satisfied.
One man's judgement, however, carries a little more levity than most.
'A Song of Ice and Fire' author George R.R. Martin has shared his thoughts on the show's finale on his blog, and answered the question that we've all been wondering: will the ending of the books differ to that of the TV show, which was written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss?
"How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different," he wrote. "Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes."
He added: "I am working in a very different medium than David and Dan, never forget. They had six hours for this final season. I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3,000 manuscript pages between them before I'm done…and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I'll add them.
"And of course the butterfly effect will be at work as well; those of you who follow this Not A Blog will know that I’ve been talking about that since season one," he continues. "There are characters who never made it onto the screen at all, and others who died in the show but still live in the books… so if 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. And yes, there will be unicorns… of a sort…"
Martin has yet to finish the final two books of the series, as he explained last week, but in true no-nonsense fashion, dismissed any notion of one medium being a 'better' or more 'real' ending than the other.
"Book or show, which will be the 'real' ending? It's a silly question,"he said. "How about this? I'll write it. You read it. Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the Internet."
Sounds like a plan.