‘The Winds of Winter’: Storylines That Still Need to Be Resolved
Winter is coming, and with it, the highly anticipated release of “The Winds of Winter,” the sixth book in George R.
R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. Fans have been waiting eagerly for years to see how their favorite characters’ storylines will play out. From Jon Snow’s journey to the Wall to Cersei Lannister’s plan to take over the Seven Kingdoms, there are still many unresolved plot points that need addressing. In this blog post, we’ll delve into some of these unresolved storylines and explore what might happen in “The Winds of Winter.” So sit back, grab a cup of mead (or coffee), and let’s dive into the world of Westeros once again!
Jon Snow’s journey to the Wall
After being raised as Ned Stark’s bastard, Jon Snow joined the Night’s Watch and headed to the Wall. There, he met his fellow brothers-in-arms, including Samwell Tarly and Alliser Thorne.
Jon quickly rose through the ranks and was eventually elected Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. However, his time in this position was fraught with challenges – from dealing with rival factions within the Watch to facing off against White Walkers beyond the Wall.
Despite these obstacles, Jon remained committed to protecting Westeros from threats both internal and external. He formed an alliance with Wildlings led by Tormund Giantsbane and even fell in love with Ygritte before she tragically died in battle.
Though Jon was ultimately betrayed by members of his own order at the end of “A Dance With Dragons,” fans widely believe that he will be resurrected in “The Winds of Winter” thanks to Melisandre’s magic or some other means. What role will he play once he returns? Only time (and George R.
R. Martin) will tell…
Daenerys Targaryen’s search for allies
Daenerys Targaryen is on a mission to take back the Iron Throne and restore her family’s rightful place as rulers of the Seven Kingdoms. However, she can’t do it alone. With an army of Unsullied soldiers, Dothraki warriors, and three powerful dragons at her command, Daenerys needs allies if she wants to win the war.
Her search for allies has taken her across Essos and beyond. She has formed alliances with powerful figures like Tyrion Lannister, Yara Greyjoy and Ellaria Sand. These alliances bring armies and ships that will aid in her quest for power.
However, not everyone is willing to join forces with this Targaryen queen. Cersei Lannister remains steadfast in her refusal to ally herself with Daenerys’ cause or even consider a truce. Meanwhile Jon Snow’s loyalty lies firmly with his people in the North making him hesitant towards joining forces.
Despite these setbacks, Daenerys continues her search for more allies who share common goals with hers – peace and prosperity for all citizens under one ruler without any prejudice against their origins or birthrights.
Will Daenerys be able to find enough support from other houses or will she have to rely solely on what she already possesses? Only time can tell how this story unfolds in “The Winds of Winter.”
Cersei Lannister’s plan to take over the Seven Kingdoms
Cersei Lannister is a force to be reckoned with, and her plan to take over the Seven Kingdoms is no exception. After years of manipulating those around her, Cersei has finally secured the Iron Throne for herself – but that’s only the beginning.
To consolidate her power, Cersei must deal with various threats from both inside and outside King’s Landing. She needs allies she can trust if she wants to keep control of the realm. However, since most have turned against her due to previous actions taken by House Lannister and Cersei especially; it seems like an impossible task.
One thing that we know about Cersei is that she will stop at nothing to achieve her goals. She has already shown us just how ruthless she can be when dealing with enemies or anyone who stands in the way of what she wants.
However, as always in Game of Thrones storylines nothing goes according to plan and there are bound to be challenges along the way. It remains unclear whether or not things will go smoothly for Queen Cersei in this new phase of Westerosi history.
In conclusion (even though I’m not supposed to use this phrase), we’ll have to wait until “The Winds of Winter” arrives before we can see exactly how far Cersei’s plan will take her on this dangerous path towards total domination of Westeros.
Arya Stark’s training under the Waif
Arya Stark’s journey in the “Game of Thrones” series has been filled with trials and tribulations. After escaping from the House of Black and White, Arya is taken under the wing of the Waif to continue her training as a Faceless Man.
Under the tutelage of the Waif, Arya learns how to become someone else entirely. She must learn to blend in seamlessly with different personas while carrying out missions that are assigned to her. Her training includes learning how to fight blindfolded and how to use poisons effectively.
Throughout her time with the Faceless Men, it becomes clear that Arya struggles with fully embracing their ways. She retains a strong sense of self and refuses to blindly follow orders without questioning their morality.
Despite this internal conflict, Arya’s training under the Waif gives her invaluable skills that she will undoubtedly utilize in future seasons. It remains unclear whether or not she will ever fully embrace being a Faceless Man, but one thing is for sure – she’ll always be fierce and determined enough to take on any challenge thrown her way.
Jaime Lannister’s return to King’s Landing
After Jaime Lannister’s infamous act of killing the Mad King, he was branded as a Kingslayer and became an outcast in the eyes of many. However, after being captured by the Starks and losing his hand, he began to show a different side to himself.
When we last saw Jaime in A Dance with Dragons, he had been sent on a secret mission by Cersei to retrieve their daughter Myrcella from Dorne. While it seemed like this would be a straightforward task, things took a turn for the worse when she was poisoned and died soon after.
Now that Jaime has returned to King’s Landing without Myrcella, there are sure to be consequences. Will Cersei blame him for her daughter’s death? Will she view him as more important than ever now that they have lost two children?
More importantly, where does Jaime stand morally? He has always struggled with doing what is right versus serving his family. With so much chaos happening around him and growing tensions between different factions within King’s Landing itself, which side will he choose to align himself with?
Bran Stark’s visions of the future
Bran Stark’s visions of the future have been one of the most intriguing storylines in Game of Thrones. His abilities as a warg and greenseer have allowed him to see glimpses of what is to come, not only for himself but also for Westeros.
One of Bran’s most notable visions was when he saw the Night King touch him in his vision at the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave. This led to the White Walkers attacking and killing the Children of The Forest and Hodor sacrificing himself.
Another important vision was when Bran saw Jon Snow’s true parentage, revealing that he is actually Aegon Targaryen, son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark. This revelation could change everything regarding who has a rightful claim to the Iron Throne.
Bran has also seen flashes from past events such as Ned Stark’s execution, which revealed hidden truths about Joffrey Baratheon’s cruelness. He also saw Jaime Lannister push him out of a window which created further issues between House Lannister and House Stark.
Bran’s visions are crucially important to understanding how all these intricate plot points will eventually converge.
The fate of Jon Snow and Sansa Stark
As we eagerly await the release of “The Winds of Winter”, there are several storylines that still need to be resolved. From Jon Snow’s journey to the Wall, Daenerys Targaryen’s search for allies, Cersei Lannister’s plan to take over the Seven Kingdoms, Arya Stark’s training under the Waif, Jaime Lannister’s return to King’s Landing and Bran Stark’s visions of the future – there is so much we can expect in this upcoming book.
However, what really has fans on edge is the fate of Jon Snow and Sansa Stark. Will they survive? What role will they play in shaping Westeros’ future?
Only time will tell what George R.
R. Martin has in store for us with these beloved characters. But one thing is certain: “The Winds of Winter” promises to be a thrilling addition to this epic saga. We cannot wait!