Are you upset that author George R. R. Martin keeps killing off your favourite characters in the book series that inspires HBO’s “Game of Thrones”? Well then, get ready to cry.
At an event this week in London, Martin revealed that as the story he’s writing is coming to an end and more characters begin to converge, the body count in the series will only rise. Martin says:
“I have a large number of important characters who I switch between to tell the entirety of the story, and that limits who I can kill. Sometimes there’s only one character who’s my eye in a particular location, and if I kill that character, everything going on in that particular subplot is going to be lost.
The way my books are structured, everyone was together, then they all went their separate ways and the story deltas out like that. And now it’s getting to the point where the story is beginning to delta back in. The viewpoint characters are meeting up with each other and being in the same point at the same time … which gives me a lot more flexibility for killing people.”
Martin is still at work on the sixth book “The Winds of Winter” which is unlikely to hit bookshelves until late 2015 or 2016 at the earliest.