Author George R.R. Martin is working on the next installment in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, The Winds of Winter.
But did Martin spoil how one of the cliffhangers from A Dance With Dragons will be resolved?
What he says could be considered SPOILER material, so if you haven’t read the latest installment or don’t what to know anything of what happens next, we ask you stop reading here.
Talking about how he develops the character arcs for some of the most popular characters in the series, Martin said, “”Some major characters — yes, I always had plans, what Tyrion’s arc was gonna be through this, what Arya’s arc was gonna be through this, what Jon Snow’s arc is gonna be. I knew what the principal deaths were gonna be, and when they were coming. That would be the closest thing.”
Eagle-eyed fans have begun breaking down Martin’s comments, including his use of verb tense. John Snow was left with massive wounds at the end of the last novel and many fans had determined that character was just another casualty of Martin. However, the use of “is” has many now re-evaluating that assumption.
We won’t know for sure until the next installment hits shelves.