George R.R. Martin just gave a “Winds of Winter” spoiler ending in an interview recently. Could fans expect a bittersweet ending similar to J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings?” Read on for more details.
Author George R.R. Martin, 66, was made aware of the rumors about how his sixth installment “Winds of Winter” would end – everyone losing and with the possibility of an apocalyptic ending.
However, Martin dismissed this and revealed the tone of the ending he was aiming for, mainly influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”
“I mean, it’s no secret that Tolkien has been a huge influence on me, and I love the way he ended Lord of the Rings. It ends with victory, but it’s a bittersweet victory,” Martin told Observer in an exclusive interview.
The author, turned celebrity, confessed he is still captivated by J.R.R. Tolkien’s brilliant ending in the epic high-fantasy novel – Frodo Baggins not being whole again and going away to the Undying Lands while others go on with their lives. This is the type of a bittersweet ending that he wanted to imprint in the minds of the readers after finishing “Winds of Winter.”
“Winds of Winter” Spoiler Plot: Major Plot Twist
It could be recalled that Martin previously teased major plot twist on a long-time character in the book. He said the twist is going to drive the readers crazy, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Although Martin was still weighing on whether to do it or not, it seemed more likely as he was a bit excited about the plot twist. He said the plot twist is going to involve three or four characters.
Martin also said the type of twist he had in mind on the character was different than what HBO’s “Game of Thrones” had decided to do. He revealed the plot to be as nothing he has “ever thought of before.”
It seems “Winds of Winter” is definitely going to shock the fans: a major plot twist leading to a bittersweet ending.
As for the release date, it is speculated to be sometime early 2016.
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