I’ve been waiting for a conclusion to George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire since 2011 when I read the latest in the series, A Dance with Dragons. This Sunday, with HBO‘s season eight of Game of Thrones, I will finally get an answer on who will sit on the throne, or maybe no one will. After all, this is Game of Thrones. They could all very well die in the first opening sequence.
I have my favorite characters, much as everyone else. Whether Jon Snow or Daenerys sit on the throne, I believe the story will not play out as we all expect. There will be tears, anger, and frustration to be sure.
My three favorites have been in my heart since reading the books. HBO only made me love them more. The first on my list is Jon Snow. I have been rooting for him from the start. Although I love Daenerys, I want Jon to embrace his being a Targaryen, and reclaim the throne which should be his.
Next on my list is Arya. I hope she makes it to the end without any harm coming to her. She has been the most fun to watch of all the Stark children. I love her spunk. Her journey has been fascinating to watch.
Finally, there is Tyrion. With his quips, sarcasm, and wit, he has entertained us for years. It would be so fitting for him to be the only Lannister left standing.
I still look forward to Martin’s next two books, if they ever appear. I’m sure he will be making changes to his narrative of the tale. Still, I am nervously awaiting to see what happens starting Sunday on HBO’s version of events. What about you? Any favorites, ideas on how it will all end?
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