Game of Thrones may have ended, but fans are speculating over which aspects of the ending with be different in the two remaining novels of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Now a popular new fan theory reckons that Jaime and Cersei Lannister will not die in each other’s arms, as they did during Daenerys’ siege of Kings Landing in the final episodes. There may in fact be clues, in the books so far, pointing at a different fate in A Dream of Spring for the incestuous siblings.
Reddit user FireboltV703402 argues: “I always thought that them dying together would undermine the difference between them and also undermine Jaime’s Redemption Arc.
“It’s something that just Cersei says and that’s just the Narcissism speaking. She just sees Jaime as an extension/ male form of herself.
“Whenever Jaime doesn’t act like she wants him to she gets detached from him.
“They could die with Jaime killing Cersei and dying himself – so dying together, but it would mean that they ARE connected by destiny.”
They added: “So if he has to kill Cersei and live, he goes to King’s Landing after the Riverlands plotline and then goes back North.
“Maybe him deciding to go North, not South, can finally see his turn, as some people have pointed out his Redemption Arc has barely begun and he still hasn’t done the amount to show he has changed.”
Of course, we are years away from finding out the answer as Martin hasn’t even begun writing A Dream of Spring yet.
The author is currently isolated in a mountain cabin finishing off the book before, The Winds of Winter.
The penultimate novel in A Song of Ice and Fire has taken him almost a decade to write.
But fans and experts are hopeful that The Winds of Winter will finally arrive at the end of the year.
Martin has said he will then write another Dunk and Egg short story as a breather.
The 71-year-old then hopes to finally finish his epic with A Dream of Spring.