How will "Game of Thrones" end?

In a recent interview, author George R.R. Martin talked about how he plans on approaching writing the ending of his epic series, which he says he hasn't done yet. He did confirm, however, that it won't be horribly tragic a la the Red Wedding.

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"I've said before that the tone of the ending that I'm going for is bittersweet," he said. "I mean, it's no secret that Tolkien has been a huge influence on me, and I love the way he ended 'Lord of the Rings,'" he said. "It ends with victory, but it's a bittersweet victory. Frodo is never whole again, and he goes away to the Undying Lands, and the other people live their lives. ... All I can say is that's the kind of tone I will be aiming for. Whether I achieve it or not, that will be up to people like you and my readers to judge."

Let's be honest with: No one expected Martin to end it all with a big happy song and dance number, did they?

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