___L'une des qualités de l'écriture de GRRM est la façon dont il laisse des indices sur les futurs événements de ses livres par des jeux de mots, des parallèles, des 'foreshadowings'... Souvent, on ne se rend compte que tout ces indices étaient là, juste sous notre nez, qu'au bout de la deuxième ou troisième relecture. Quelques exemples ? Du coup, les citations/exemples utilisées resteront en VO, puisque souvent la traduction française fait perdre l'importance de l'indice en question.
___→ Catelyn wished she could share his joy. But she had heard the talk in the yards; a direwolf dead in the snow, a broken antler in its throat. Dread coiled within her like a snake, but she forced herself to smile at this man she loved, this man who put no faith in signs. A Game of Thrones, Catelyn I
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Joffrey Baratheon provoquera la mort de Ned Stark.
___→ “Hodor,” he said again. Theon Greyjoy had once commented that Hodor did not know much, but no one could doubt that he knew his name. A Game of Thrones, Bran IV
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? A vous de me dire, Theon ou Schlingue ?
___→ “The tears of Lys, they call it. A rare and costly thing, clear and sweet as water, and it leaves no trace. I begged Lord Arryn to use a taster, in this very room I begged him, but he would not hear of it. Only one who was less than a man would even think of such a thing, he told me.”
___Ned had to know the rest. “Who gave him the poison?” A Game of Thrones, Eddard VII
____• Qu'est-ce qui est révélé ci-dessus ? Lysa Tully a empoisonné Jon Arryn.
___→ “Even if the boy does live, he will be a cripple. Worse than a cripple. A grotesque. Give me a good clean death.” A Game of Thrones, Tyrion I
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Jaime Lannister deviendra lui-même diminué physiquement.
___→ So stop whimpering and snapping at me, I'm sick of it. Keep your mouth shut and do as I tell you, and maybe we'll even be in time for your uncle's bloody wedding. A Storm of Swords, Arya IX
___→ “Yes,” she said. “What about Sedgekins?” The sergeant had told them to ask for Sedgekins. “Sedgekins can bugger himself with a hot poker.” Clegane shook out his whip, and sent it hissing through the soft rain to bite at a horse's flank. “It's your bloody brother I want.” A Storm of Swords, Arya X
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? 'Bloody' est certes une insulte, mais ça veut aussi dire sanglant. Donc il va y avoir un mariage sanglant et un frère sanglant.
___→ The steel was polished to such a high sheen that she could see her reflection in the breastplate, gazing back at her as if from the bottom of a deep green pond. The face of a drowned woman, Catelyn thought. Can you drown in grief ? A Clash of Kings, Catelyn II
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Alors qu'elle vivra un deuil inimaginable, Catelyn Stark sera assassinée et jetée dans une rivière.
___→ Farther on she came upon a feast of corpses. Savagely slaughtered, the feasters lay strewn across overturned chairs and hacked trestle tables, asprawl in pools of congealing blood. Some had lost limbs, even heads. Severed hands clutched bloody cups, wooden spoons, roast fowl, heels of bread. In a throne above them sat a dead man with the head of a wolf. A Clash of Kings, Daenerys I
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? La tête de Greywind, le loup de Robb Stark, sera cousue sur le corps de ce dernier.
___→ When the fool saw Davos, he jerked to a sudden halt, the bells on his antlered tin helmet going ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling. Hopping from one foot to the other, he sang, “Fool's blood, king's blood, blood on the maiden's thigh, but chains for the guests and chains for the bridegroom, aye aye aye.” A Storm of Swords, Davos II
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Après avoir consommé son mariage pendant les Noces Pourpres, Edmure Tully sera fait prisonnier.
___→ Sometimes she felt as though her heart had turned to stone. A Game of Thrones, Catelyn VI
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Catelyn deviendra Lady Stoneheart.
___→ I dreamt of a maid at a feast with purple serpents in her hair, venom dripping from their fangs. A Storm of Swords, Arya VIII
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Sansa Stark aura du poison dissimulé dans ses cheveux lors d'un festin - le mariage de Joffrey.
___→ “I bedded a fishmaid once who told me the lowborn have a choicer way to put it. The king eats, they say, and the Hand takes the shit.” He threw back his head and roared his laughter. A Game of Thrones, Eddard I
___→ The Greatjon says that won't matter if we catch him with his breeches down, but it seems to me that a man who has fought as many battles as Tywin Lannister won't be so easily surprised. A Game of Thrones, Catelyn VIII
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Tywin Lannister mourra pendant qu'il fait un tour au ptit coin.
___→ Arya took a step forward, and another. The doors closed behind her, and for a moment she was blind. A Feast for Crows, Arya XII
____• Qu'est-ce qui est révélé ci-dessus ? Arya Stark deviendra aveugle pour un temps.
___→ He rose and dressed in darkness, as Mormont's raven muttered across the room. "Corn,” the bird said, and, “King,” and, “Snow, Jon Snow, Jon Snow.” That was queer. The bird had never said his full name before, as best Jon could recall. A Dance with Dragons, Jon XII
____• Qu'est-ce qui est révélé ci-dessus ? Jon Snow est l'héritier de Rhaegar Targaryen, et le roi légitime de Westeros
___→ “She's beside herself with joy.” Lord Petyr dismissed him with a wave, and returned to the pomegranate again as Oswell shuffled down the steps. “Tell me, Alayne—which is more dangerous, the dagger brandished by an enemy, or the hidden one pressed to your back by someone you never even see?” A Storm of Swords, Sansa VI
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Jon sera trahi par la vieille 'pomegranate', Bowen Marsh
___→ "Do not be so certain.” The ruby at Melisandre's throat gleamed red. “It is not the foes who curse you to your face that you must fear, but those who smile when you are looking and sharpen their knives when you turn your back. You would do well to keep your wolf close beside you. Ice, I see, and daggers in the dark. Blood frozen red and hard, and naked steel. It was very cold.” A Dance with Dragons, Jon I
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Jon sera poignardé par ses frères, et se videra de son sang, après être tombé tête la première dans la neige.
___Dans le même genre, mais à confirmer - car ces événements ne se sont pas encore produits dans les livres et/ou pourraient se dérouler différemment de ce qu'il s'est produit dans la série :
___→ "So what will you do, m'lord, now that you're the Hand of the King ?" Shae asked him as he cupped that warm sweet flesh.
___"Something Cersei will never expect," Tyrion murmured softly against her slender neck. "I'll do... justice." A Clash of Kings, Tyrion I
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Puisque le chapitre suivant est un chapitre de Bran, ça peut être un indice sur Tyrion devenant la Main du Roi de Bran
___→ I dreamt of a maid at a feast, with purple serpents in her hair, venom dripping from their fangs. And later I dreamt that maid again, slaying a savage giant in a castle built of snow. A Storm of Swords, Arya VIII
___→ The device painted on the shield was one Sansa did not know; a grey stone head with fiery eyes, upon a light green field. “My grandfather's shield,” Petyr explained when he saw her gazing at it. “His own father was born in Braavos and came to the Vale as a sellsword in the hire of Lord Corbray, so my grandfather took the head of the Titan as his sigil when he was knighted.” A Storm of Swords, Sansa VI
___→ The Titan of Braavos. Old Nan had told them stories of the Titan back in Winterfell. He was a giant as tall as a mountain, and whenever Braavos stood in danger he would wake with fire in his eyes, his rocky limbs grinding and groaning as he waded out into the sea to smash the enemies. “The Braavosi feed him on the juicy pink flesh of little highborn girls,” Nan would end, and Sansa would give a stupid squeak. A Feast for Crows, Arya I
___→ She stood, towering over the great white castle. “I can't think how to do the glass roof over the gardens.” Littlefinger stroked his chin, where his beard had been before Lysa had asked him to shave it off. “The glass was locked in frames, no? Twigs are your answer. Peel them and cross them and use bark to tie them together into frames. I'll show you.” He moved through the garden, gathering up twigs and sticks and shaking the snow from them. When he had enough, he stepped over both walls with a single long stride and squatted on his heels in the middle of the yard. A Storm of Swords, Sansa VII
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Sansa provoquera la chute et/ou mort de Petyr Baelish
___→ Ser Jorah laughed. “Look around you then, Khaleesi.” But it was not the plains Dany saw then. It was King's Landing and the great Red Keep that Aegon the Conqueror had built. It was Dragonstone where she had been born. In her mind's eye they burned with a thousand lights, a fire blazing in every window. In her mind's eye, all the doors were red. A Game of Thrones, Daenerys III
___→ No. You are the blood of the dragon. The whispering was growing fainter, as if Ser Jorah were falling farther behind. Dragons plant no trees. Remember that. Remember who you are, what you were made to be. Remember your words. “Fire and Blood,” Daenerys told the swaying grass. A Dance with Dragons, Daenerys X
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Daenerys Targaryen deviendra une antagoniste et brûlera Port-Réal.
___→ Now, how do you suppose this queen will react when you turn up with your begging bowl in hand and say, 'Good morrow to you, Auntie. I am your nephew, Aegon, returned from the dead. I've been hiding on a poleboat all my life, but now I've washed the blue dye from my hair and I'd like a dragon, please... and oh, did I mention, my claim to the Iron Throne is stronger than your own?' A Dance with Dragons, Tyrion VI
___→ The light of the half-moon turned Val's honey-blond hair a pale silver and left her cheeks as white as snow. She took a deep breath. "The air tastes sweet.” “My tongue is too numb to tell. All I can taste is cold.” A Dance with Dragons, Jon VIII
___→ Off in the distance, a wolf howled. The sound made her feel sad and lonely, but no less hungry. A Dance with Dragons, Daenerys X
____• Qu'est-ce qui est prédit ci-dessus ? Conflit entre Jon et Daenerys.