As others have noted, I think GRRM means don't expect "and they lived happily ever after". I expect something similar to: 1. A Stark Lord/Lady in Winterfell 2. The defeat of the Others 3. Jon and Dany defeat the Others but don't end up together 4. Bran still crippled and with the COTF but able to see and warg everything 5. Jon realizing he can be King but choosing the Black I have faith in GRRM. The story thus far has been great. I'm sure he has plenty of gut turning and fist pumping events planned.