He dreamt of the Long Night. And only “The Prince Who was Promised” would end it…possibly his son Aegon Targaryen. Some theorize its Daenerys because Prince is genderless in old Valyria and the Prince “Shall wake dragons from the stone”
There are so many theories…so many prophecies. I’ve personally rambled about it for years. Husband and I have countless conversations about it.
The world of Game of Thrones is filled with rich content, nuance, and intricacies...and the HBO guys literally went “fuck it”…we’ll have Arya do it because its unexpected.
As thrilling as that scene was…it's incredibly anti-climactic.
It abandons Martins’ books. It ignores the history that it was built on. The books are leading to the Long Night…HBO decided Cersei is more important. HBO decided that the “A Song of Ice and Fire” (Jon & Dany per Martin himself) are bullshit.
So now, we are here. And I hate to be this person…but as a book reader, I am unsatisfied, mad and forever left longing for more.
To understand my frustrations, you have to understand the world Martin built. It’s complicated and nuanced. It’s filled with complex characters that are always skirting in the shades of gray. Humans are not necessarily all good or all evil. He understands that. No character is safe. He demonstrated this when he chopped off Ned Stark’s head at the end of book 1.