Do you feel this show had any negative effect on how you view the books? in E06: The Iron Throne Posted 23 hours ago I believe D&D made quite a few changes. Not for the best IMO. I don't believe GRRM will make the same mistakes. So the show doesn't impair in any way my view of the (yet to come) books. But even if badly told, the show went about where I expected the books to go. So I'm even more eagerly expecting the last 2 books. The story told exactly as GRRM intends it. Or if he can't finish it, at least he (or someone else) tells us what were the objectives, the purpose of the story. Because I don't believe GRRM is telling just a little story without claims. A few things I believe will be different. The Long Night will happen. The Others will reach south, at least KL. They come for a purpose, are not just a mindless calamity like a disease. As in the Yi Ti legend, they come to punish the sins of men. They will not be defeated in a big battle (that would justify violence). They will leave only after inflicting the intended punishment. The 7K will be utterly destroyed. Westeros will return to the Old Gods and their weirwoods. Bran will not be a king, but a greenseer. He will stay in the cave, for centuries or millennia. Not in the flesh, but living in the weirwoods, like the other greenseers of the cave. Jon will live with the Free Folk. All Westeros will be more or less like the North of Ned Stark was. More tribes and clans than large kingdoms. He will not be a king, but something between Ned Stark, Mance and the LC of the NW. Bran and he will work to keep peace and avoid large conflicts.