Kit Harington
Actor Kit Harington from the HBO series "Game of Thrones" arrives at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2015 Reuters/Mike Blake

Due to the delay in the release of “Winds of Winter,” the TV series may have spoiled some of the storylines of the book series. However, a fan theory examines this question of the new King in the North, and suggests that it will not be an easy ride in the books, like it was on the show.

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Jon Snow was crowned the new King in the North in “Game of Thrones” TV series, however, a fan on Reddit points out that things will not be that simple in the book series. The resurrection of the character may be different in the books, but even if he comes back from the dead - will other Northern Lords just accept him?

It will be difficult to convince the Northern lords about the resurrection, and then they have to be convinced that the death and the resurrection releases Jon Snow of his vows to the Night’s Watch. The fan suggests that the idea of the lords accepting the character as the new King in the North so easily in “Winds of Winter” is farfetched. He expects the first reaction to be slander, as the character may be considered a deserter and a pretender.

The TV series has also confirmed the R + L = J theory, but the fan contends that this will be hard for the Northern lords to believe. Readers should note that some characters may have suspected Jon Snow to be the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar. But, will the people in Westeros accept this claim without proof?

Another fan suggests that an alternative way for Jon Snow to become King in the North in “Winds of Winter” is if Robb Stark has named him the heir. Kings have the power to not only free the men in Night’s Watch from their vows, but also give them their family name.