I'm late to the party. I didn't start watching GoT until this year and now I'm totally obsessed with it and have watched it several times. I'm in the middle of the first book too. I can't get enough of it! I apologize if this topic has already been posted but I couldn't find it anywhere. I'm confused as to who the real heir to the iron throne is. Cercei is sitting on it now. If she should die without giving birth and it stands as it did at the end of season 7 then: Wouldn't Jaimie be the true heir? Just like if Prince William didn't have children, Harry would be next in line. Or if it should go to a Baratheon heir because she was Robert's wife, then it should fall to Gendry as his son. Or if Robert was truly a usurper, then it should go to Jon. What do y'all think?