The end of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has actually been a relief for George R.R. Martin

Alexandra Ossola
The end of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has actually been a relief for George R.R. Martin

It was impossible to ignore the May finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones series. The HBO series closely followed Martin’s books for the first four seasons, but diverged for seasons five through eight because the books weren’t done. In a rare interview published in the Guardian today, Martin admits that, for years, he was crushed under the pressure of staying ahead of the series.