Lady Octarina Posted January 17, 2012 Share Posted January 17, 2012 I know there are probably far too many posts with this question, but I put it here because I'd like to know your opinion after everything we learned from A Dance with Dragons and what little the Winds of Winter chapter available tells us, and the new players we've been introduced to: by the end of book seven, who will be sitting on the Iron Throne? Do you think there will be one only king/queen at all, or will Westeros become truly Seven Kingdoms once more?Most people seem to consider strenght, the possession of dragons, or political ability/alliances as the sole requisites to winning the game of thrones, but I think one of the main things we should keep in mind when considering this question is: GRRM will finish the series in Book 7. After seven books of war, Westeros needs some peace, which means that whoever rules must produce some sort of stability in that land. And History teaches us that one of the surest ways to secure stability (if not the only) in a monarchy after a long war is a clarity about who the heir to the throne will be when the current monarch dies. I'm pretty sure that, considering this general "rule", two contestants are excluded from this final victory:- Daenerys: as far as we know she can't have any more children. I know many people think (or hope) Mirri Maz Duur was lying when she said that, but I don't think so. Her magic made Dany dive birth to a dead monster, and she was only what? 13? That ought to have affected her body somehow. She's already the Mother of Dragons, and "Mother" of her adopted people (the slaves), I doubt she will ever be mother to any other thing. She has already fulfilled that part enough.- Stannis: Shireen has greyscale, and after everything we've seen about how that disease affects people, I do believe Val when she says te girl is doomed. Not to mention all the prejudices related to this disease. Stannis has no other child; unless he adopts Edric Storm or some other of his brother's bastards, he'll be left heirless. And I simply can't see Stannis caring too much about producing another heir, or re-marrying if necessary. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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