Game of Thrones author, George RR Martin, has revealed that he will concentrate on finishing the final book in the series and leave the television show to the producers.

This has occurred partly because the television series has diverged quite a lot from Martin’s original story line.

The next book is titled, The Winds of Winter, and Martin revealed that he is going to go ahead with a planned twist even though one of the characters involved was killed off in the show.

And the divergences haven’t stopped there.

Martin told fans that plots and events created in the six series were vastly different from those in the books

Fans have become increasingly concerned with the growing differences between Game of Thrones, the television show, and A Song of Ice and Fire, the series, as more spoilers seem to have been revealed than they would have liked.

Martin assures his fans they have nothing to worry about because the show has gone off on a different path from his novels.

In fact, there are 15 characters that have been killed off in the show but are still happily living fictitious lives in his books.

Martin lays the blame on himself and the producers, David Benioff and DB Weiss. He claims they are more bloody-minded than he is!

As well, he admits that he is simply a slow writer and wasn’t able to complete the manuscript for The Winds of Winter before the December 31, 2015 deadline

This would have meant it was available before the next Game of Thrones series begins this coming April.

Premiering on April 17, 2011, Game of Thrones is an adaptation of the series of books titled A Song of Ice and Fire.

Filming has occurred mainly in Belfast, Ireland but also Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Spain, Scotland and the US.

It has set records when it has come to viewers for HBO, and received high acclaim for the acting, complexity of characters, story scope and production values.

It has won 26 Primetime Emmy Awards, three Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation, a Peabody Award and three Golden Globe nominations.

In early seasons of the show, Martin wrote a few episodes and still assists with producing others.

He has decided, however, to concentrate solely on writing so he can complete The Winds of Winter.

Something his fans are very pleased to hear.

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