I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! #SixforSunday is a weekly meme hosted by Steph @ A Little But a Lot. I just came across this meme a few weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to join in! I tweaked the theme for this week a bit because as soon as I saw the prompt – questions you have for authors – I was struck with inspiration. After I finished reading A Storm of Swords, I had so many questions for George R. R. Martin! One day, I hope they will all be answered haha.
1. WHO IS THE KNIGHT OF THE LAUGHING TREE?
The main theory that everyone, including myself, seems to believe is that the Knight of the Laughing Tree is Lyanna Stark. And while there is some evidence in the book that it could be her, in typical GRRM fashion, he seems to avoid outright stating it.
2. WHAT IS THE TRUTH IN REGARDS TO ASHARA DAYNE AND HER STORY?
There is a ton of mystery surrounding her and a lot of other characters seem to be connected with her untimely demise: Ned Stark, Brandon Stark, Jon Snow, Arthur Dayne, Barristan Selmy. There’s obviously a lot more to the story than we know and I can’t wait for everything to be revealed.
3. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED BETWEEN RHAEGAR TARGARYEN AND LYANNA STARK?
Again, there are so many theories – and I have my own beliefs regarding them – but I really hope in the future books GRRM comes out with the actual truth.
4. WHAT CAUSED THE TRAGEDY AT SUMMERHALL?
Another story shrouded in mystery and rumors. I’m so interested to know what started the fire and what was actually going on in that castle.
5. WHAT NAME WAS JON SNOW GIVEN AT BIRTH?
I really think this is going to differ from the show. I refuse to believe it’s Aegon; there’s so much foreshadowing in the books that suggests it’ll be Aemon.
6. WHEN WILL THE WINDS OF WINTER BE FINISHED?
I’m going crazy here, and I just started reading the series last year! I can’t imagine how other fans feel that have been waiting even longer than I have.
If you could ask George R. R. Martin anything, what would it be? Is there any author you’d like to sit down and chat with? Tell me in the comments!