asoiaf - a simple question to which i cannot find an answer

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  1. messy

    messy Registered User

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    i've only read the first three books, so no spoilers, please.

    how many named characters are in "a song of ice and fire" so far (after five books)?

    i don't need to know the exact number. in fact, an answer like "about 400" or "over a thousand" is sufficient.
     
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    The writers of the World of Ice and Fire book had to count them. Between the five novels and first three prequel novellas, I believe the count was between 1,200 and 1,300.
     
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    Obviously that's everyone who gets a name, even if they just appear for two seconds and then get decapitated :)

    Wheel of Time is even bigger. It had well over 1,700 characters by Book 11 and should top 2,000 by the end of Book 14.