“Game Of Thrones”: George R. R. Martin reveals the bizarre inspiration for his fantasy Hit

What “Game Of Thrones” to do with dead turtles? Interestingly, as a lot, because before author George R. R. Martin Jon Snow, Daenerys, Cersei and Co. did compete against each other, initially challenged the turtles struggle for the throne of …

Ever heard of “Turtle Castle”? No? Is kind of a predecessor of “Game Of Thrones” and “A Song of Ice and Fire” as the HBO’s underlying novel series is in Germany. Whose author George R. R. Martin had in fact stories thought up as a child a rich imagination and has to be able to better handle the death of his pets.

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Murdering turtles in a toy castle

The whole thing was like this: How George R. R. Martin told Fame in celebrating his induction into the New Jersey Hall of he held as a child turtles as pets. He also had owned a toy castle, which was large enough to accommodate two of the turtles reinzusetzen – which he then did. George played with the turtles in his castle, all was well.

George played with the turtles in his castle, all was well.

But the life of the animals proved to be very limited – they died George rows at the hands away. The explanation of the author today, probably was the turtle food that you would get included with the animals, was not very nutritious. But as a child, this death broke his heart and he had been looking for an explanation as to how it could have come to the enigmatic turtles dying. And since the future bestselling author threw his fantasy:

“I’ve been thinking: You have killed each other. They have lived in the castle. So they were obviously knights and kings and princesses and they have competed around the turtle throne and murdered there. Long before, Game Of Thrones ‘was therefore Turtle Castle’ one of my first fantasy epics. ”

I was thinking: You have killed each other.
Long before, Game Of Thrones ‘, was therefore Turtle Castle’ one of my first fantasy epics.

Martins erstes Fantasy-Epos: “Turtle Castle”

His description of these events led George R. R. Martin with the words, his first stories he had already written as a child. “Turtle Castle” is therefore actually written somewhere in his drawer, we’d just like to read it out! Whether he then named the animals already Daenerys, Sansa, Tyrion and Co.?

This entertaining anecdote from the life of the writer can ye the way also from his own lips listen, because we have the video of his speech included below (from Minute7.22).

Who wants some rather see stories about the Iron Throne as the turtle throne, may very soon the eighth and final season of “Game Of Thrones” on Blu-ray or DVD * on the shelf, since the start of the sale falls on 3 December 2019 (but pre-orders are of course already possible). GoT Series online on Fmovies here.

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