OK, in light of some of the comments, questions, debates at the BOTB website and more, concerning this whole “Seven Will Fall” post from yesterday, allow me to give a little bit more information.
“Major Character” is a term that can be defined in various ways, so to avoid giving away more than I’d like about All My Holy Mountain but to clarfiy at least a little bit, if you define character so as to include “any plant, animal, creature or person who plays a significant enough role in my story to merit a mention or perhaps a name,” then my unofficial tally of characters who will fall is more like 11 than 7. When I winnow that list down given my unstated criteria for what makes something/someone “major,” then I get 7.
Hopefully that helps. Happy speculating!