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One of the most entertaining topics covered by blogs is the inevitable death of many popular characters on HBO’s insanely popular TV show, “Game of Thrones”. The TV show is based on creator George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” book series, and has already been translated into more than 30 languages. The author is still busy piecing together (very slowly we might add) the sixth book “The Winds of Winter”, before taking on the final chapter in the series, “A Dream of Spring”. Martin revealed that no character is really safe at a recent event in London.

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George R.R. Martin Says New Books Are “More Flexibility for Killing People" in 'Game of Thrones' (image courtesy of 9gag.com)

George R.R. Martin Says New Books Are “More Flexibility for Killing People” in ‘Game of Thrones’ (image courtesy of 9gag.com)

He said the following as quoted by BuzzFeed:

“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 65-year-old author added:

“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.”

As painful as it is to wait for the final books to be completed, we have to agree that the suspense, intrigue and cult following for “Game of Thrones” really makes this series one of the best we have enjoyed in decades.


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