Forget winter. Unicorns are coming, people.
Mastermind behind Game of Thrones and the A Song of Ice and Fire series, author George R.R. Martin confirmed the news that unicorns will indeed be included in the final books of the series in a new blog post.
Speaking of his last two novels (which he said will fill "3000 manuscript pages"), Martin wrote that characters (and animals!!!) from the books that didn't make it into the HBO adaptation (or were killed off) will cause a "butterfly effect," aka these seemingly minor changes can cause huge differences in plot down the line.
"There are characters who never made it onto the screen at all, and others who died in the show but still live in the books… so if nothing else, the readers will learn what happened to Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny and her pig, Skahaz Shavepate, Arianne Martell, Darkstar, Victarion Greyjoy, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Aegon VI, and a myriad of other characters both great and small that viewers of the show never had the chance to meet," Martin wrote in his latest post.