Okay? Still makes it a dumb series.you're never going to get a direct page for page book adaptation for a lot of these epic sci-fi and fantasy books- Foundation on Apple TV+ is very different from the books but keeps the core story intact, Game of Thrones, The Witcher, The Expanse etc...TV and books are very different...what works well in the books doesn't translate well to TV
*Edit* More time now, can expand on this. The excuse of "doesn't translate well" is such a cop out to completely rewriting character personalities, motivations, sequence of events, major event outcomes, etc.
The Harry Potter movies get criticized for cutting stuff out and not explaining certain things. They don't straight up rewrite characters to make up fake drama.
It's not "doesn't translate". It's lazy writers and lazy viewers who don't want to think too hard. Henry realized what this series was really about and dipped out. It's a bad, lazy series made by people who really don't care about the material.