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George R.R. Martin Says He’s Reached A Point In The Story Where He Has “A Lot More Flexibility For Killing People”

About the final two books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. NO SPOILERS.

1. At an event at the Freemason’s Hall in London on Tuesday, Martin was asked if there were any characters he couldn’t kill, because they are needed for the plot.

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2. He said: “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.”

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3. “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.”

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4. “The way my books are structured, everyone was together, then they all went their separate ways and the story deltas out like that.”

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5. “And now it’s getting to the point where the story is beginning to delta back in.”

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6. “The viewpoint characters are meeting up with each other and being in the same point at the same time…”

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7. “Which gives me a lot more flexibility for killing people.”

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8. So who will be next?

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Brb crying.

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Dan Dalton is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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