Sport of Thrones season eight on HBO isn’t too distant now and followers are determined to search out out what’s going to occur within the upcoming season.
In the meantime, followers have been pouring over George RR Martin’s latest e book, Fireplace & Blood, for clues as to how season eight will finish.
The e book is about 300 years earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones and tells the historical past of the Targaryen kings.
The e book additionally consists of the backstory of one of many different key figures within the historical past of Westeros.
Hugh the Hammer was a bastard blacksmith who ended up turning into a lord and his story sounds relatively much like that of Gendry (performed by Joe Dempsie).
“The son of a standard blacksmith, Hammer was an enormous man, with palms so robust that he was stated to have the ability to twist metal bars into torcs,” writes Martin in Fireplace & Blood.
“Although largely untrained within the artwork of battle, his dimension and energy made him a fearsome foe.
“His weapon of alternative was the warhammer, with which he delivered crushing, killing blows.
“In battle he rode Vermithor, as soon as the mount of the Outdated King himself; of all of the dragons in Westeros, solely Vhagar was older or bigger.
“For all these causes, Lord Hammer (as he now styled himself) started to dream of crowns. “Why be a lord while you is usually a king?” he informed the boys who started to assemble spherical him.
“And discuss was heard in camp of a prophecy of historic days that stated, ‘When the hammer shall fall upon the dragon, a brand new king shall come up, and none shall stand earlier than him.’
“Whence got here these phrases stays a thriller (not from Hammer himself, who may neither learn nor write), however inside a couple of days each man at Tumbleton had heard them,” he finishes.
This prophecy means that certainly one of Hugh’s ancestors will find yourself killing a dragon presumably in a battle between the Evening King Military of the lifeless and the dwelling.
Might this imply that Gendry will find yourself killing the Ice Dragon?
Martin’s e book goes on to explain how Hugh rose as much as conquer a king, and his backstory sounds similar to that of Gendry.
He’s secretly the one one leg too home Baratheon, and there’s additionally a principle that he’s has a little bit Targaryen blood in him, which implies he would possibly be capable of trip a dragon.
It’s additionally been recommended that his capability as a blacksmith will probably be essential within the remaining season, since he’ll be capable of craft weapons utilizing dragonglass.
Some followers is likely to be excited to see Gendry forge a dragonglass hammer.
The one query is who will get to wield it.
Sport of Thrones season eight returns Spring 2019, and the prequel is anticipated to debut a 12 months later in 2020.