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The first episode in the highly anticipated final season of George R. R. Martin’s "Game of Thrones" will air on HBO on Sunday, April 14th, 2019. Only six more episodes of the hit series remain. Fan theories and internet rumors abound in social media as we white knuckle our way to the series finale. There are entire websites dedicated to discussing the series. The show is based upon Martin’s bestselling book series, "A Song of Ice and Fire," which has yet to be completed. At this point, the show consists of content that was not part of the book series. Martin shared notes with the showrunners on the last two novels in the seven-volume saga, "The Winds of Winter" and "A Dream of Spring," which do not have a release date at this time.
If you haven’t had a chance to watch "Game of Thrones" yet, you can place a hold on all seven seasons at your Library. Or, if you want to cut to the chase, it’s possible to read "Time" magazine’s in depth recap of every episode online, which is also great for those who just need a refresher before season 8. Many fans argue about the discrepancies between the books and the HBO series, but it may be best to appreciate them separately. Alternately, reading the book series can provide a wealth of character backstory that isn’t well explained or included on screen. So is this the end of the epic "Game of Thrones" franchise? Actually, we can look forward to a yet to be named prequel series, which is slated to begin filming in Summer 2019.
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More Spoilers and Recaps for Superfans
Information on the new prequel series
All Books in the Song of Ice and Fire Series
1. A Game of Thrones (1996)
2. A Clash of Kings (1998)
3. A Storm of Swords (2000)
4. A Feast for Crows (2004)
5. A Dance with Dragons (2011)
And don't forget to check out all the seasons of "Game of Thrones" on DVD from the Library.