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The following is an excerpt from Game of Thrones Author: I Have ‘A Lot More Flexibility For Killing People’ in Next Books
In case you’ve been aching to know what is going to happen to your favorite Game of Thrones characters as the Song of Ice and Fire book series approaches its end, author George R.R. Martin gave fans a hint this week when he told a London audience about the “flexibility” the final chapters will allow him.
Given how many major characters Martin has already killed off, both in the books and in the popular HBO series, it’s not that surprising that he is planning even more bloodshed for the story’s conclusion. He did not, however, whisper his comments into the ear of a Russian prime minister.
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The following is an excerpt from George R.R. Martin Teases Lots of Death in the Next 'Game of Thrones' Books
While appearing at a roundtable event in London with fellow fantasy author Robin Hobb this week, Martin dropped the bomb that as he plans out the next chapters in the "Ice and Fire" series, he's preparing some serious bloodshed.
"The way my books are structured, everyone was together, then they all went their separate ways and the story deltas out like that," Martin explained, "and now it's getting to the point where the story is beginning to delta back in, and the viewpoint characters are occasionally meeting up with each other now and being in the same point at the same time, which gives me a lot more flexibility for killing people."