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‘Things can change quickly in the game of thrones.’
15 October 2019
I watched the first seven seasons of the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ before I started reading this series. I’d intended waiting until Mr Martin concluded the series before I started to read it, but I’m not sure that I will live that long. This, the fifth book in the series, was published in 2011 and apparently Mr Martin believes that a further two books are required to finish the story.
‘A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.’
Now that I have read the first five books (and seen the first seven seasons of the HBO production), I’m not entirely sure that I want Mr Martin to finish the series. On one hand, I’d like to see where he takes it, on the other hand I like having the freedom to speculate.
So here I am, at the end of ‘A Dance with Dragons’. The future of the Seven Kingdoms is uncertain, under threat from every side. And who might rule? Will there be anything left to rule? Daenerys Targaryen is in the east, with her dragons. But in the north, the Wall, under the command of Jon Snow (the 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch) is vulnerable. And what will happen if the creatures beyond the wall breach it?
So many questions. So few answers. I do have the eighth season of the HBO series to watch but I suspect that I’ll just have to use my imagination until Mr Martin finishes the books.