“Winds of Winter” came out too late to be the source material for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6 but with George R.R. Martin wrapping up the final chapter, the book might be in time for season 7. But does “Game of Thrones” Season 7 need it?
With the series getting along fine despite the apparent lack of source material, will David Benioff and D. B. Weiss include passages from the new book next season?
Considering that the series is now building up to a finale, it would be a good idea to drop the books altogether. With reports that the series will last for two more season, this implies that the showrunners have decided on a conclusion and all future episodes will facilitate that ending.
According to The Bitbag, George R.R. Martin is putting the final touches to “Winds of Winter,” the sixth novel of the popular “Song of Ice and Fire series” and can be expected within this year. With “Game of Thrones” season 6 on its final two episodes, it will be months before season 7 premieres.
While incorporating the sixth book into the show is certainly possible, there are certainly drawbacks.
The series has strayed too far from the books with many important storylines and characters from the books either dropped or condensed into one.
And even if events from the book are included, the series is moving too fast for the books to catch up. Judging from the release dates of previous novels, fans can expect the seventh book to come out long after the series has ended.
While it will certainly is disappointing that the sixth book won’t make an impact on the series, it is better for the long run. With the show and novels now consisting of entirely different events; none can accuse the other of spoiling their contents.
Expect “Winds of Winter” to hit the bookshelves this December 2016. Also, catch the final 2 episodes of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6 every Sunday only on HBO.
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