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Find out what characters will be missing from Season 5 of "Game of Thrones," that are included in GRRM's "A Feast for Crows." Game of Thrones

Season 5 of “Game of Thrones” won’t be arriving to HBO until April of 2015, however we at least have some insight as to what is set to unfold in the forthcoming season, all thanks to George R.R. Martin and his “A Feat for Crows” novel. And with all this information at our fingertips, recent casting news has left some readers nervous for the forthcoming story. The concerns are mainly focused on the series loyalty to the “A Song of Ice and Fire” tale that readers have read and loved since 1996. With the transition from book to screen, fans were expecting some alterations, however recent casting news has ensured that the additional Dorne storyline introduced in “A Feast for Crows” will be joining the already expansive landscape of HBO’s Westeros. However, this news seems to be a double edged because while some book characters have made their way to IMDb, others have been notably absent. We are not just talking about minor characters, instead there are 4 main characters from GRRM’s “A Feast for Crows” that seem to have been eliminated in the HBO telling of the story, here they are and here’s what TV viewers will miss!

Arianne Martell has been noticeably missing from the recent casting news surrounding Dorne, and the Red Viper’s remaining family. She is the Princess of Dorne, and the niece of the recently deceased, and daughter of Prince Doran Martell. According to Dornish law, both men and women are entitled to inherit the crown, which prompts her to attempt to name Myrcella Baratheon as Queen of Westeros following Joffrey’s death in “A Feast for Crows.” However, HBO has not announced that Arianne will be featured in Season 5, meaning that this storyline will be combined with the plot of the Sand Snakes, Red Viper’s bastard daughters, who have already been cast.

In addition to Arianne Martell, her brother Quentyn enters the plot in “A Feast for Crows.” Though not nearly as impactful as his sister, Quentyn also becomes involved in the “Game of Thrones” when he travels on his father’s orders to Daenerys Targaryen. Doran reveals that he had, many years before, created a secret marriage pact, which created an alliance between the Martells and the Targaryens. Arianne Martell was originally arranged to marry Viserys Targaryen before his death. After the marriage, Dorne would aide House Tragryen in overthrowing the Baratheons and Lannisters and gain control of the Iron Throne. Doran sends his son Quentyn to Daenerys, in an attempt to revive the pact, unfortunately Quentyn is killed by dragon fire before he can still the heart of the Mother of Dragons. The TV series will most likely still reveal the former-attempted alliance, however, it will probably be told through Doran Martell’s character.

Another character seemingly eliminated from Season 5 is Euron Greyjoy. Like the Martells, the Greyjoys become a huge part of the “Game of Thrones” in Season 5. Euron Greyjoy is the brother of Balon, Theon’s father, and following his death, the three uncles gather to decide on the next King of the Iron Islands. At the kingsmoot in “A Feast for Crows”, Euorn is crowned King, and sends his brother to find Daenerys Targaryen, who is rumored to be the most beautiful woman in the world, and court her in his name, then bring him his bride and her three dragons. Euron’s character and the Greyjoy storyline in general is a force that brings together several characters and sets up one the major battles in GRRM’s “The Winds of Winter.” While fans are not sure how HBO will be able to navigate his elimination in Season 6, they may be introduced in Season 6 in order to keep the audience focused and not confused by too many stories.

Last but not least, is the missing character of Lady Stoneheart. Lady Stoneheart is the resurrected persona of the deceased Catelyn Stark, who is given the kiss of life by Lord Beric Dondarrion. After losing her life at the Red Wedding, Lady Stoneheart is reborn and out for blood of anyone associated with the Lannisters and the Boltons. Could her story line really be eliminated for the TV series? Or maybe the show runners have wised up and kept Lady Stoneheart’s arrival a secret for Season 5!

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