He stated: “Dwelling the place I’m now, deep within the coronary heart of Westeros, I discover myself surrounded by my characters, the youngsters of my thoughts and coronary heart and soul.
“They are actual to me, as I write them, and I battle to make them actual to my readers as properly.”
Despite this, he then went on to tease: “All of them are flawed, from the perfect to the worst.
“They do heroic things, they do selfish things. Some are strong and some are weak, some smart and some stupid.”
“The smartest may do stupid things,” Martin added. “The bravest could have moments when their braveness fails.