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 Thirty-Who do I want to win the Game of Thrones
Given that the two narratives are in very different places…I think I will have two different answers.
In the books I still want Daenerys Targaryen to win. Not only is she the rightful Queen of Westeros but her arc has taught her the things she needs to know to be a wise and just ruler. Granted how she goes about doing just that could drastically change my opinion of her. As of the end of book five I am a firm Danny supporter and hope she will win the Game of Thrones.
In the show…I am not so sure. I think for now I want Jon Snow to win. I think given his life and the way he was raised and now what he has seen as a young adult he has the best mix of skills to be a kind, just ruler. However he may be a better fit asKing of the North and there are a lot of theories out there that the Seven Kingdoms will not survive the war to come. There is a possibility that the realm will be ruled more directly by the Lords Paramount and not from a overseeing King of Queen.
Read the rest of my 30 day GoT Blogging Challenge here