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Old April 27 2011, 09:42 PM   #47
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

I would lay bets on it being a considerably shorter wait for the last two. More in the 2-3 years range. These two middle children took so long because he hadn't planned to tell this section of the story at all, with the 4th book originally picking up about 5 years after the end of book 3 and with them essentially being two separate trilogies that tell the whole story. He found he was doing too many flashbacks that way and ended up scrapping the time jump and moving up the major events which left him with a lot of plotting issues where one character couldn't be here so someone else had to fill their role there and another had to do this thing over here and so and so was supposed to be dead but instead they're hanging around with such and such, etc. etc.
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