Underwhelming, disappointing and confusing are all words Game of Thrones fans found themselves using to describe the ending of the critically acclaimed show. For a show that was hailed for outstanding cinematography, scores and larger-than-life battle scenes the finale went out with a whimper, not a bang.

There was the disappointing story arc end of Daenerys, the frankly unearned position as king of the six kingdoms for Bran and not to mention how Jon’s lineage ended up not mattering whatsoever? Not everyone was disappointed but for those that were, or fans who are just sad about the saga ended in general, GOT author George R. R. Martin has confirmed on his blog that the ending of the HBO series and the end of the book series will be completely different.

GOT author George R. R. Martin has confirmed that the books will end differently than the HBO series

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The Winds of Winter was initially set to be released around 2014, which was extended to the author stating he hoped it would be published before the show’s sixth season. July 2017, he wrote on his LiveJournal that he was “still working on it” and said he had “good days and bad days, and that’s all I care to say.” Martin stayed disconnected from the show during the final season while he worked on the book, but there is yet to be a release date.

The announcement was welcomed news for fans of the books and HBO series