Levied Troop wrote:I'm not even sure that Martin knows how to end the books and I get the impression he welcomed the assistance of the TV series.
Martin is basking (wallowing?) in unexpected success and doesn't seem to know what to do next. His last GoT book was a mess and his next is nowhere to be seen despite his promises. I certainly don't buy the 'it must be perfect before release' excuse. Didn't bother him last time.
Without the TV series I think we would have had another book or two of decreasing quality before it fizzled out.
He had an excellent idea and wrote three superb novels off the back of it but the TV series saved it.
And I'll still buy the next book whenever it comes out, assuming I'm not dead by then.