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Game Of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin Reveals A MAJOR Twist Will Happen In The Next Book — But NOT The Show! Find Out Why!

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Once Game Of Thrones author George R.R. Martin announced that the HBO series would outpace his A Song of Ice and Fire saga, fans were upset that the show's upcoming sixth season would spoil the next novel.

But fans of the books can expect a major twist in The Winds of Winter that definitely WON'T be on TV — because it features a character that was already killed off in the show!

In a new interview with IGN, the author confirmed he is moving forward with the narrative convolution in his forthcoming novel that he was debating writing last year.

Video: GoT '90s Mashup Vid Begs George Not To Kill Off Jon Snow!

When asked if he was going through with the twist, Martin said:

"I have decided to do that, yes. Will you know it? I don't know. It's fairly obvious because it is something that involves a couple of characters, one of whom is dead on the show, but not dead in the books. So the show can't do it, because they have killed a character I have not killed."

Hmmm… Jon Snow???

Nah, we think he might be talking about Stannis Baratheon — who the author confirmed to still be "alive, beyond a doubt" in his books!

While he believed the twist would be "obvious" to readers, Martin isn't too worried that revealing the twist involved a dead character would spoil anything, adding:

"That doesn't narrow it down much because at this point there are like 15 characters who are dead on the show who are still alive on the books."

Photo: GoT Fans Are FREAKING OUT Over New Photo Of Sansa!

When asked if he ever felt pressure to "beat the show," the writer said:

"If I did have that thought, I've lost – because the show has caught up and is in the process of passing me. Ideally, I would have liked to have finished all seven books and have the story complete, but the show moves at a faster pace than I do and that's partly because I am a slow writer…Ideally I wish I could hold up The Winds of Winter right now and tell everyone to go buy it … but it is still not done so all I can do is continue to write it."

We totally respect your process, George — just don't take TOO much longer! LOLz!

Which character do YOU think will be involved in the twist?

[Image via IGN.]

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