AceShowbiz - After running for eight seasons, "Game of Thrones" has ended as it aired its series finale on Sunday, May 19. However, the stories in Westeros isn't over yet since fans still have two more books in the "Song of Ice and Fire" series, which inspired the HBO show, in addition to several planned prequel series.
Author George R.R. Martin took to his blog to weigh in on the hit show's ending and address one of the biggest questions about the new books. "It is hard to believe it is over, if truth be told. The years have gone past in the blink of an eye," Martin wrote in the Monday post.
"Can it really have been more than a decade since my manager Vince Gerardis set up a meeting at the Palm in LA, and I sat down for the first time with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for a lunch that lasted well past dinner? I asked them if they knew who Jon Snow’s mother was. Fortunately, they did," he added.
He also assured that while "last night was an ending," it was also a beginning. "Nobody is retiring any time soon. David and Dan are going on to STAR WARS and other projects beyond that. Amazon scooped up Bryan Cogman, and put him to work on developing shows of his own, as well as helping out on their big Tolkien project," he continued.
Meanwhile, Martin noted that he was still busy producering for some TV shows and writing his much-anticipated books. "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 then will come A DREAM OF SPRING," he said.
"How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different?" he went on writing. However, he opted to give fans a pretty vague answer which read, "Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes."
Concluding his post, Martin wrote, "Book or show, which will be the 'real' ending? It's a silly question. How many children did Scarlett O'Hara have? 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."
In related news, "The View" co-host Meghan McCain issued an apology for spoiling the series finale of the popular show in the May 20 episode of "The View". She angered fans after she spilled the beans on who was the new ruler of Westeros.
"I'm so sorry for the #GOT spoilers on the show today! I assumed every diehard fan had watched! My bad. Don't watch west coast if you don't want a spoiler," she tweeted.