Who knew I would be writing about HarperCollins twice in one week? It turns out HarperCollins London’s office is moving into a swanky new office. According to this article, there are conferences rooms named in honor of their authors, Hilary Mantel and George R.R. Martin. And it’s the Martin room that interests me. This room has on display the original letter that Mr. Martin wrote to his agent about the plot of The Song of Ice and Fire. The final paragraph has been blacked out keeping the ending a mystery, for which I am glad about.
Some kind soul took pictures of the letter and posted it on Tumblr. I don’t think I have to say this but I will, Spoiler Alert. While many of Mr. Martin’s original ideas did not come to pass, some still might happen. Including the five characters who Mr. Martin originally intended on surviving the whole series. I give you a hint, all five are currently still alive though may not be for much longer. So, click at your own risk.
For those who found the letter to hard to read or too lazy to read it, MilfordAcademy summarized the letter on the blog Oh No They Didn’t. Again, don’t read unless you really want to know. You’ve been warned!
So what do you think? Who wishes some of what he originally planned had happened? There’s a few things I definitely do and other’s I’m very glad never happened but I guess there is still time.