Author George RR Martin sometimes obliges to answer some of the fans’ questions about the characters of his beloved book saga, “A Song of Ice and Fire.” In a recent correspondence on his personal blog, he gave a definitive response about the fate of Stannis Baratheon.
Viewers of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” have learned in the finale episode of season five that Stannis met Brienne of Tarth who vowed to avenge Renly Baratheon’s death. Although not actually seen onscreen if he was killed, Martin revealed what could be a major spoiler and said that, “In my books? Alive, beyond a doubt.”
Meanwhile, with the production underway for season six despite the source material, “Winds of Winter,” not being finished yet, the choice of set locations seems to provide hints on what’s to come for the series.
IrishThrones via WinterisComing.net reports that the cast recently filmed at Shane Castle-Antrim in Ireland where the scenes for the High Sparrow’s lair and crypts in Winterfell were being shot.
The news outlet took to Twitter to announce the appearance of a much-awaited character, “**SPOILERS Season 6** CLOSE SOURCES Lady Stoneheart ‘WILL’ appear and command an army!”
In a separate post, they also revealed that the “R+L=J” canon may be true and Jon Snow’s real parent and backstory when he was younger may be given focus in the upcoming season.
What added to the speculation is the location at Castillo de Zafra in Guadalajara, Spain. The castle is described as solitary with a mountainous landscape surrounding it. Reports claim that the place is suitable and will make a great Tower of Joy.
Book readers will remember that Ned Stark tried to save her sister Lyanna from being held by Rhaegar Targaryen in the tower. But when he found her, she is in a pool of blood and simply told her brother, “Promise me, Ned.” Some theorized that she and Rhaegar may be in love and she was giving birth to Jon Snow. She might have asked Ned to guarantee the safety of her son.
Supporters of both series and books will know if this comes into fruition when Game of Thrones returns in spring 2016.