If a fan writes to you asking to be killed and you're anyone BUT George R.R. Martin, you'd probably call the police.
However, we're pretty sure the author behind Game of Thrones is no stranger to this request.
Especially when one of the prizes for his fundraiser was to be killed off in his next book, but only if you donated $20,000 to the cause!
Well, a 13-year-old from the UK named Jack wanted to be killed off in the book, but didn't have that kind of money, so he decided to write GRRM about it!
UMMMMM. Adorable, much?
Well, the little conservationist-in-the-making got the response of a lifetime when GRRM himself wrote back to him!
Thank you so much for your heartfelt, touching note.
I’ve heard that you donated all your £153 pocket money savings to my Prizeo fundraiser on behalf of the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary. I cannot tell you how much that moved me. It pleases me no end to know that my novels, and the TV series based on them, have inspired readers as young as yourself to rally to the support of these majestic and too often stigmatized animals
Alas, I cannot promise you a grisly death in THE WIND OF WINTER. Those spots have already been filled by some very generous donors, and there’s a limit to how many people even I can kill.
However, inspired by your example, my friends at Prizeo and I would love to follow your lead with a $10,000 in your name to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust. That’s a wonderful organization that I've heard much about, and they are lucky to count people like you as supporters.
I wish you the best of luck in your future career as a wolf conservationist, and hope that you inspire many others to follow your lead.
AWWWW!! $10,000 in his name! That's AH-MAZING!
So, even though he couldn't kill off little Jack in the next book, Winds of Winter, he got something way better!
Clearly, even if he DOES like killing people left and right on GoT, GRRM's got a sweet spot!
P.S. You can still donate to GRMM's Prizeo fundraiser HERE!
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