Originally Posted by lonwolf615
The supernatural is tied to their reality as much as science is to ours. Martin is trying to portray it as those living it know the world. Magic as we would call it is part of the world view. It apparently wanes in summer and grows in power in winter, and they have been in the longest summer anyone can remember. As winter comes the magic grows. Whether the growth in supernatural events is caused by the reemergence of dragons, or the reappearance of dragons is merely another sign of the growth of magic, is debateable.
Anyone questioning the choices of the show in this thread has to realize that the creators can edit GRRMs choices, but proven over the last 2 seasons won't alter Westerosverse significantly. There won't be aliens (hopefully), but Dragons, Others, Faceless Men, Wights(undead), Direwolves imprinted by Starks, Maesters (specialized Alchemist/Magician/Scholar class), occult Preist/Presitesses and perhaps wizards are part of this world. They're integrated subtlely and have impact, but aren't part of the main POV character's (except for Dany) struggles with the Game. They just have to be accounted for. We know more than the characters in the story. They only know their parts. I'm sure GRRM intends to bring it all together. The Dragons will be big, maybe the Direwolves vs. the overarching enemy, and it's champions, the White Walkers. However, before we get to that faceoiff, a ton of characters have to live out their stories and misunderstandings...lots of drama and chaos...and...we all may be disappointed in the end. You may not like where the story goes. I've had my issues and would prefer a quicker and cleaner pace, but if you find it contrived or too familiar, stop watching or reading.