It seems impossible to believe that HBO phenomenon, Game of Thrones, is about to end. After all, it feels like only yesterday we were introduced to the Starks and co. The TV show would have never come to be without its source material: the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series by George R. R. Martin. However, changes had to be made in the switch between mediums; Tyrion, for example, isn’t as attractive as his actor, Peter Dinklage. In fact, there are a lot of differences between the Game of Thrones books and the TV show. Be warned - there might be spoilers ahead.


1. Mance Rayder is Still Alive

During the show's fifth season, Mance Rayder, leader of the Free Folk, is taken to be burned at the stake. In the scene, Melisandre sets fire to him after a lengthy monologue designed for an evil witch and witch alone. Without her knowledge, Jon Snow takes pity on Rayder and sends an arrow through his heart. It's not too different in the books. Mance Rayder's body is still technically burned alive, but Melisandre works her magic and switches his soul with Rattleshirt's. I mean, even a wicked Priestess might need some help later on.

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