Having a hard time coping with the idea that yet another season of Game of Thrones has come to an end? Does the thought of enduring another full year of waiting for answers leave you as indiscriminately ravenous as the late Ramsay Bolton’s caged hounds? Well, your appetite for answers may not be satisfactorily sated until Season 7 arrives in 2017, but there might be a small silver lining of prescience within the existing pages of the show-inspiring novels of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.
With revelations galore, the recently-concluded Season 6 widened the awkward lead currently enjoyed by the HBO television phenomenon well past Martin’s five existing novels, last represented by 2011’s A Dance with Dragons and a handful of preview chapters from the (long-awaited) next book, The Winds of Winter. Yet, while the deadline-dreading Martin watches as HBO unveils the jaw-dropping book secrets he divulged to showunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, fans of the Ice and Fire novels know that there are numerous instances in which the show either missed or contextually-altered notable storylines, some of which might be potent enough to serve as a compass pointing to the show’s future.
With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at distinct moments from the novels that Game of Thrones has not yet covered that just might give book-savvy fans some residual Season 7 spoiler mojo.