Game of Thrones season eight is finally upon us, which means more of the enchanting relationship between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. But how are the two characters actually related? Here’s everything you need to know about Jon and Daenerys’ relationship. The Targaryen connection One of the great revelations in season seven was that Jon Snow is actually the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. This means that Daenerys is Jon's aunt - since Rhaegar is the older brother of Viserys and Daenerys. In a further twist to the tale, Lyanna and Rhaegar were actually lovebirds - contrary to the belief that Rhaegar raped her. This was all going on during the time of the 'Mad King' Aerys II Targaryen - who Robert Baratheon, Jon Arryn and Ned Stark fought to overthrow from the Iron Throne. Jon was conceived during this turmoil which saw Lyanna and Rhaegar secretly marry in hiding - meaning Jon Snow is actually officially a Targaryen. So … [Read more...] about This is how Jon Snow and Daenerys Tagaryen are related in Game of Thrones
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Anderson Cooper speaks with George R.R. Martin, the creator of "Game of Thrones" about the television show surpassing his book series. Below is a transcript. George R.R. Martin: I published a fifth book in 2011, when the series was just going on the air. So, I was, like, five books ahead. I was completely confident that I would have the entire series finished, and "Winds of Winter" and "A Dream of Spring" would be out before they-- they got to them. Anderson Cooper: 'Cause you plan to have two more books? George R.R. Martin: Two more books. Yes. Anderson Cooper: You-- you had once been quoted saying, that you would find it alarming if-- if they caught up, if the series got ahead of you. George R.R. Martin: Well, I didn't-- yes, I was-- I was-- (LAUGH) it w-- it was a blow when-- the series caught up. I didn't think it would happen. Anderson Cooper: When it clear they were catching up, you told them over-- a kind of an overarching future of where you saw the-- the last two books going … [Read more...] about How will George R.R. Martin’s final “Game of Thrones” books end?
Kelly Lawler USA TODAY Published 1:29 PM EDT Apr 11, 2019 The night may be dark and full of terrors, but the final season of “Game of Thrones” had better shine a light on some pressing mysteries. Fans have been waiting a long time for answers to the biggest questions “Thrones” has unfurled over the years. And the series has just six episodes to wrap it all up. So let’s hope writers are generous with the big reveals (without overdoing it, as “Lost” did). Here are the 15 biggest questions Season 8 should address. 1. Who will tell Jon he’s really Aegon Targaryen? And what will he do with that information? Now that it’s abundantly clear that Jon Snow is actually Aegon Targaryen, the rightful heir to the Seven Kingdoms, who is going to tell the former King in the North that he’s not who thinks he is (and that he’s actually having sex with this aunt)? And once Jon knows who he … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8: 15 burning questions it needs to answer
With less than a week to go until the start of the final season, Game of Thrones mania is in full swing.Nowhere is that more so than on Instagram, where fans have been sharing make-up looks inspired by the HBO series.The Seven Kingdoms and its inhabitants have been the starting point for some incredible transformations, from full-on character looks to more subtle designs.The hashtag #gameofthronesmakeup has more than 1,600 posts, while #gameofthroneshair has more than 5,200.Ahead of the season eight premiere on April 14, here are some of the best Game of Thrones make-up looks on Instagram…Elizabeth Comey has created a series of amazingly accurate character looks, using prosthetics and make-up to transformed herself into everyone from Bran and Arya Stark to Daenerys Targaryen, Brienne of Tarth and even the Game of Thrones books author George RR Martin.Daenerys, played by Emilia Clarke, and her dragons have inspired lots of make-up artists who have created fierce designs complete … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones make-up is blowing up on Instagram – see the most incredible looks
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