Finally I have new Game of Thrones episodes to watch…still waiting for the new A Song of Ice and Fire installments to read. In little over a month we all will get the seventh season of the hit HBO show. I am betting we will not get the last two books until the show has completed its run in 2018. I hope I am wrong about that but more and more it feels like that is what is going to happen. That means for now the show will be the officially unofficial canon of Westeros will be the show. As a writer I am not super happy about that but as a fan I just need my GoT fix already. To help satisfy that need I embark upon a 30 day blogging challenge about Thrones. I am going to try to answer each prompt once for the TV show and once for the books since a great many things differ. With that being said…
Day Twenty Six-Best Strategist
This is a tough one. If the word being used here was schemer I think we would have one answer…Littlefinger. I am not so sure strategist fits but it might. In the show he messes up pretty significantly when he gives Sansa Stark to Ramsey Bolton.
Many will want to say Stannis Baratheon and that may be true in the universe but what we see in the show and books is Stannis being defeated quite often and taking advice from the wrong sources.
In the end without wasting time on any other candidates I think we can agree that Tyrion Lannister is the best strategist. In organizes the defense of King’s Landing. Granted his Father comes to wipe it out but it was Tyrion’s plan that delayed Stannis long enough for that to occur. We also see him work the political side of things all through season two.
There doesn’t seem to be a better answer so let’s go with Tyrion.
Read more of my 30 Day GoT blogging challenge here