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 Eight-Saddest Death
I think there is only one answer for both mediums.
While watching season one it is the death of Eddard Stark that got me hooked on this show, and ultimately got me to read the books. I read books one and two before season two started and Game of Thrones became a huge part of my life. Yes I do have a GoT tattoo and both my kitties have GoT inspired nerd names.
I think in the end most of the deaths in Thrones and the A Song of Ice and Fire book series feel deserved. They are karmic payback for some unspeakable act. That is not the case with Ned. Sure he is a dumb Stark and he has no idea how to play the game everyone else is playing but that paying for that with your life (with your own sword) and the obliteration of your house seems to be a very steep price. Granted I think in both mediums House Stark rises from the ashes.
Read More of my 30 Day GoT blogging Challenge here