Part of the problem was that George Martin was a victim of his own success. Although he was very hands-on in the early seasons of the show, according to New York Times, the success of the series has constantly added new projects to its plan – see “House of the Dragon” and 400 other ideas related to the “Game of Thrones” in development. All of this contributed to an already slow writing process, leaving Martin with many blank pages that he had not yet fully imagined. So as he focused on the next book, he became more and more distant from what David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were doing—and they couldn’t wait to see him. Martin said, “By seasons 5 and 6, and certainly by seasons 7 and 8, I was pretty much thrown off the rails.” Eventually it started showing up.
Season 8, in particular, caused controversy with viewers, many of whom felt betrayed, like Ned Stark, by the way the lengthy narratives ended. A rare move where fans have taken to the internet to express their displeasure. Published by redditor you/ostlert, “Daenerys’ last words are ‘we’ll break the wheel together’ which is spelled backwards as ‘rehtegot leewh eht kaerb ew’ which doesn’t make any sense like the rest of Season 8.” And that’s saying something. We all know how nice and easy to please fans tend to be. Like Star Wars.
Regardless of how you feel about how the final season of Game of Thrones played out, we’ll all have to wait until Martin finally finishes the novels before we know how his version of the story unfolds. Looks like he’ll have the last word.