I think it's safe to say that in the world of Westoros, you never get too attached to any particular character. Mr Martin has made it somewhat of a personal staple in his writing to throw the readers curveballs at every given chance, and this usually comes in the form of character deaths. *A moment of silence for the Starks*.
Speaking at the recent Writers Guild West Awards to ShowBiz411, the author of the best selling epic fantasy novels, “Song of Ice and Fire” had some bad news for fans of his books... *Breathe*
Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to kill off characters still alive in the books.
That's right. The blood thirsty creators and show runners of HBO's hit adaptation [Game of Thrones](movie:817617) are planning to whack off EVEN MORE characters in the show.
"People are going to die who don’t die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy. So everybody better be on their toes. David and D.B. are even bloodier than I am."
- George R.R. Martin
Even... Bloodier... Than George R.R. Frigin Martin. Is there such a thing? This revelation is hardly a surprise. The pair omitted key characters in their previous seasons, most prominently in the form of fan favourites Lady Stoneheart & Coldhands. *DO NOT CLICK LINKS IF YOU PLAN READING THE BOOKS*
Sophie Turner, the actress whom plays Sansa Stark, also recently came out to comment on the shock value that season 5 holds, even going as far to compare it to the lofty heights of the Red Wedding. Mark Newton wrote more about that HERE!
There’s some massive moments, perhaps even more shocking than the Red Wedding type of thing. There’s like a lot going on this season. There’s also, you know, a lot of blood, a lot of death. And a lot of people kind of come far. And there are a few familiar faces around as well.
- Sophie Turner
It appears that the show will take a turn in narrative, paving it's own course and further diverting from that of the books. Something that fans of the novels and show largely hate. It's a growing debate within the fandom and something that can raise a heated debate.
When dealing with an adaptation, should the show pay homage to books and keep it fidelity to text? OR, should they be allowed to flaunt their creative license, and create a show that's inspired by Martins books?