A Song of Ice and Fire a.k.a Game of Thrones: Thoughts and Predictions


WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Do not read if you haven’t read up to book 5 (A Dance with Dragons)

I have been a fan of the A Song of Ice and Fire series ever since I saw the first season of Game of Thrones on HBO, and devoured the first four books one after the other. However, I did not like the ending of book 4 (A Feast for Crows), and the reviews of book 5 (A Dance with Dragons) on Amazon weren’t very good, so I delayed reading it. But when the TV series restarted, I couldn’t resist anymore, and finally read A Dance with Dragons over the last week, finishing it last night.

So while the book is still fresh in my mind, I wanted to pen down some of my thoughts and predictions. It might be interesting to read these again when the remaining books in the series are released, currently expected in 2014 and 2017. The following are not in any intentional order:

But I think this is what might happen in the remaining books…

Having written all this, I hope I am wrong!. GRR Martin has impressed me with his twists and turns, and his willingness to kill off a character that his readers fall in love with. Everyone loves Daenerys, so her turning out as the eventual victor, might be a tad too predictable and what everyone is hoping. If the name of the series didn’t include ice and fire with the strong association to Daenerys for the fire part, I would have bet that she would have died as well. But since no one can really replace the mother of dragons, she remains my most likely candidate to defeat the ice. As a thought experiment, however, I will try to come up with an alternate, more surprising ending, in a different post.