“A Song of Ice and Fire” Author George R.R. Martin spoke about his epic fantasy series this week at his alma mater Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

He revealed in what way he intends to finish the series that HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is based on:

“I think you need to have some hope. We all yearn for happy endings in a sense. Myself, I’m attracted to the bittersweet ending.”

Hope, something rarely seen in the series. He has previously mentioned how he would like to finish his series in the same vein as “J.R.R. Tolkein’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”. That book saw the heroic Hobbits help defeat Sauron and the evil forces of Mordor in the War of the Ring, only to return home to find their home of the Shire ransacked and taken over by Saruman. ‘The Scouring of the Shire” was famously omitted from Peter Jackson’s cinematic adaptation.

Speculation is still persistent that we will see the sixth book in Martin’s series “The Winds of Winter” published before the air date of season six of HBO’s epic fantasy series.

Source: The Live Feed