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Favorite Game of Thrones Characters

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Philip Overby, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

    They do appear again and not "everyone" dies. You've got characters alive who can still prevail in the end, and I think that satisfies the definition of "hope" quite well.
  2. T.Allen.Smith

    T.Allen.Smith Staff Moderator

    Also, the walkers presence will become more and more prominent as the story nears completion.

    There are 8 books total in planning. Five have been written.

    Fire & Ice... Dragons & White Walkers? That's my guess....
  3. FireBird

    FireBird Troubadour

    Just to clear this up, this was GRRM making a joke. Everyone does not die in the fifth.

    Wait, since when? As far as I know there is only The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring left.
  4. T.Allen.Smith

    T.Allen.Smith Staff Moderator

    I read somewhere that the plan was for 8 total books. However, the only other titles I've heard are the ones you referenced above so the #8 is probably incorrect.
  5. Philip Overby

    Philip Overby Staff Article Team

    From what I understand from interviews and his own blog, there are only two books remaining. I imagine they'll be huge in any case because he has a lot of loose ends to tie up at this point. I believe A Feast for Crows and A Dance of Dragons were separated into two books by the publisher's request. I think the series was originally supposed to be a trilogy but just outgrew itself, which isn't a bad thing.

    Personally, I'd love to have seen this: Martin write the series with only the Starks, Targanyans, and Lannisters in the POV chapters. Then if he wanted to go back and revisit the world from the viewpoints of other houses, he could do so with a new series. However, it's his series, so I think whatever he does he does for a reason. I'm hoping we'll all be pleasantly surprised when it's all finished.

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