George R.R. Martin insists it's "silly" to compare the 'Game of Thrones' show's ending to his own plans.
The author behind the hugely popular novels - which were adapted for the HBO fantasy epic but have not reached the finishing line yet - has dismissed the argument over whether the page or screen conclusion will be the definitive one.
Writing on his website, he referenced 'Gone With The Wind' as he said: "Book or show, which will be the 'real' ending? It's a silly question. How many children did Scarlett O'Hara have?
"How about this? I'll write it. You read it. Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the internet."
There are two more novels left in the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series, including 'The Winds of Winter and 'A Dream of Spring', but neither are finished just yet.