Remember, the books have already diverged quite far from HBO’s adaptation. With fans desperately hoping The Winds of Winter will blow into bookshops this summer, there have already been teasers about the future Stark queen. George RR Martin released some preview chapters, one of which is about Sansa. It confirms a major fan theory based on the “Ashford Tourney” which predicts all of Sansa’s suitors. Incredibly, the first four have all come true – leaving the fifth and final one. And it’s a major shock in true Game of Thrones style.
The most recent book, A Dance With Dragons, has Sansa still disguised as Alayne Stone, Littlefinger’s bastard daughter. He has arranged her betrothal with Harrold Hardying, who is the heir to the Vale in the event Robin Arryn dies without a son. The preview chapter moves this plot along further.
As always, Petyr Baelish’s manipulations are fiendishly clever, since Robin is weak and frail. If natural causes do not dispose of him, it would not be hard for unnatural methods to do the job.
Not only would this marriage give Sansa security with the entire might of the Vale behind her, once she is revealed as the last living Stark child (as far as Littlefinger and the world knows), she will have two major regions loyal to her.
But Hardying is not who she will marry. The fifth and final suitor hasn’t been revealed but the books have already confirmed it will be a Targaryen.
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There are only two possible Targaryens in the source books, assuming there is not yet another secret Targaryen to be revealed.
The first is ‘Young Griff’, who Tyrion meets in Essos before he is revealed to be Aegon Targaryen, Rhagar’s firstborn son who had been believed to be dead.
He is not to be confused with the ‘other Aegon Targaryen,’ aka Jon Snow.
Yes, that’s right, Sansa’s future husband is looking likely to be her former bastard half-brother.