Game of Thrones has returned! Season 8 is the final season and we will finally get to see who sits on the iron throne.
If you are a fan, then you know that Game of Thrones has a lot to offer. Dragons, White Walkers, sword fights, betrayal, murder, and so much more. But at the heart of it all, there is one theme that stands the test of time. A theme that almost everyone can get behind and that is family.
Family is something we can all understand as we all have families, whether they are the ones we are born into or the ones we make for ourselves. A lot of the long running shows have family at their core. Supernatural will end it's impressive run at 15 seasons and it has always been about two brothers first and the supernatural second. Other popular shows are Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Vampire Diaries and it's spin-off shows.
Games of Thrones has many families, but the key players are the Starks, the Targaryens, the Lannisters and the Baratheons. They have had many disagreements over the span of the series and some have splintered completely, but some, like the Starks, are still loyal to each other.
It is fascinating to watch how far the families will go to protect or even kill each other.
No one inspires loyalty like family and no one can hurt you as badly as family.
If you are planning your next book, why not consider having family members as your leads? Siblings are usually a popular choice, however many people will have two sisters or two brothers, why not a brother and sister pairing? Or cousins? Or something else entirely. Siblings don't even have to be related by blood, they can be foster siblings or adopted. The important thing is to show their dysfunction as a family, because happy families are boring. Siblings fight, they tear strips off each other, but will defend each other to the death if necessary. As they do in real life!
Have fun writing!
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S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
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