10 Things That Will Never Happen In Game Of Thrones

A happy ending? Keep dreaming.

There are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes. In Game of Thrones, your guarantees are halved to: death. It's inevitable that the second we choose our favourite character, their card has been marked, and George R.R. Martin will stick his pen through them without hesitation. But while death is inevitable, there are some things in the world of Thrones that simply aren't that straightforward. There are storylines, incidents, events, and moments that will never make it into the pages of A Song Of Ice And Fire, nor Game of Thrones itself. Quite the opposite to death, these things are inevitably NOT going to happen... (...which probably means that 10-1 will ALL play out on screen in the name of shock value.)

10. The Books Won't Finish Before The Show

To you noble book readers who have stuck with A Song Of Ice And Fire, I've said it before and I'll say it again, thank you and sorry. George R.R. Martin has been infamously slow in producing the books, and while that's not necessarily a bad thing if the end results are tremendous, it's still sad that the original book readers won't get to finish the series in paper form. The Winds Of Winter is due in 2016 (eventually...) though based on Martin's writing time-frame, A Dream Of Spring will precisely remain that way for years to come. A dream. This entry is probably stretching the title, but it's damn true. Sorry, book readers.

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