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Old 05-19-2019, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Bijou Drains View Post
Don't hold your breath for those books.
My theory is that Martin realized a few years ago that publishing the books before the series ended would be equivalent to what Jon did to Dany. No possible force could keep the resolution a secret. The Battle of the Spoilers would decimate entire continents. He had no choice but to delay the books until after the last episode and then use them to fill in all the context and nuance that the show lacked. He now can work on them, publishing the finale to acclaim and another few million dollars.