George R.R. Martin recently gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly in which he talked about wanting to finish The Winds of Winter as quickly as possible EW states that this means by 2016, but GRRM doesn’t actually specify that, for the record, but that’s not the only part that actually caught our attention.
Martin also teased that he’s considering a huge plot twist involving a long-time character, as well as several other players who would be tied up in this big change. The idea is so recent that you won’t see it on HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Martin told EW:
This is going to drive your readers crazy, but I love it. I’m still weighing whether to go that direction or not. It’s a great twist. It’s easy to do things that are shocking or unexpected, but they have to grow out of characters. They have to grow out of situations. Otherwise, it’s just being shocking for being shocking. But this is something that seems very organic and natural, and I could see how it would happen. And with the various three, four characters involved… it all makes sense. But it’s nothing I’ve ever thought of before. And it’s nothing they can do in the show, because the show has already—on this particular character—made a couple decisions that will preclude it, where in my case I have not made those decisions.
A character whose plot for the show has diverged from the books? Could it be Jaime Lannister, or someone else? Share your thoughts in the comments!