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10-08-11 10:51 PM
donskar Nearing the end of A Dance with Dragons and somewhat agree with the negative reviews complaining about the slow pace and lack of conclusive action. HOWEVER, I intend to reread ASoIaF from the beginning AGAIN. But this time I'll get a good sized sheet of shelving paper and try to chart out the multitudinous realms, houses, parties, and characters. I don't think I can give the books higher praise than that.
10-08-11 04:31 PM
moswantd407 George sure knows how to kill off my favorite characters that all I have to say......
08-21-11 06:00 PM
Lord of the Night
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Originally Posted by Fire Tempered View Post
Yup, he's most badass northerner in the book. It's pretty obvious because of the song.

One thing I didn't catch and that is implied(at least some people think it is true) is that

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Definitely. Though to that spoiler I must say you are off a bit.




Lord of the Night
08-21-11 03:26 PM
bobss I was told about the 'Frey Pie' a few days ago actually. It's kinda funny and not as retarded as some of the other theories I've come across (Grand Faceless Men Conspiracy Theory and the lame as fuck 'Heads of the Dragon' theory).

Theon is still my favorite to kill Ramsay Bolton in TWOW (I can't see him getting to ADOS alive). Sure, he can hold nothing more than a dirk, but bloodlusted he could slaughter Ramsay in CQC.
08-21-11 02:18 PM
Fire Tempered Yup, he's most badass northerner in the book. It's pretty obvious because of the song.

One thing I didn't catch and that is implied(at least some people think it is true) is that

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08-21-11 01:26 PM
Lord of the Night Was on the ASOIAF forums this morning, reading a thread about the subtle stuff in A Dance with Dragons that may have gone over some people's heads, mine included. Some of it I knew, some I didn't, but one thing in particular blew me away.




Lord of the Night
08-08-11 12:59 PM
Lord of the Night
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The only Dany chapter I enjoyed was her last one. I mean, she is such an idiot that reading about her isn't even fun anymore. It's just the diary of a teenage girl on an exotic holiday who makes the wrong decision, ignores the advice of others and does whatever she wants. I think Dany fans really ought to think about whether this girl is fit to rule Westeros or not. Especially compared to 'Young Griff' who seems better in every aspect but Dragons. On the other hand, Selmy's POV was brilliant and I can't wait for what happens in Meereen next with him, Tyrion and Jorah.

I agree that Dany has lost her way. She has forgotten everything that Ser Jorah, Drogo and Viserys taught her over the years. She needs to figure out just who she is, and whether or not ruling is something she actually wants to do, or feels that she has too. Personally I don't support Daenerys anymore, I support "Young Griff" and "Griff" in their own quest. He seems a far better ruler than Daenerys, Stannis or Tommen. Barristan's pov chapters were brilliant, I especially loved his duel with the pit fighter Khrazz and this quote,

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Originally Posted by Barristan Selmy
"In the pit that would have taken your arm off old man."
"We are not in the pit."
As for Tyrion.. I do enjoy his chapters but some things have changed for him. His casual request to rape and kill Cersei was disturbing, that is not the Tyrion that we all know and love. Plus his new companion Penny is infuriating, plus I feel that Tyrion's story didn't get very far in the book.




Lord of the Night
08-08-11 12:22 PM
bobss Finished A Dance with Dragons last night after only six days of reading, which is good for me. I'd go as far as to say it's the best book since A Storm of Swords and is definitly as good as A Game of Thrones was, I guess.

Theon's chapters are some of the best in the series, I think. Digusting, but fascinating to read. Lots of psychology and stuff. Plus, they're perfect for building up the character of Ramsay Bolton.

The only Dany chapter I enjoyed was her last one. I mean, she is such an idiot that reading about her isn't even fun anymore. It's just the diary of a teenage girl on an exotic holiday who makes the wrong decision, ignores the advice of others and does whatever she wants. I think Dany fans really ought to think about whether this girl is fit to rule Westeros or not. Especially compared to 'Young Griff' who seems better in every aspect but Dragons. On the other hand, Selmy's POV was brilliant and I can't wait for what happens in Meereen next with him, Tyrion and Jorah.

08-04-11 03:24 AM
Roninman Many of this chapters will end to these mini-cliffhangers where you want pov of certain character appear again so you can read what happened next. Sometimes events are told by thirdparty totally and some things take real suprise turns.

Im glad that some major battlescenes are mostly absent from books, these are about characters and their interactions between eachothers and events that occur following these, not a BL novel that "for every enemy fallen, another two took his place"

In Clah of Kings you see some kind of true horros of war, what civilians have to endure between opposing factions and some madmen who lead these parties. Chapters of Arya have to be best of second book.
08-04-11 02:21 AM
donskar NO SPOILERS HERE.
Just finished Clash of Kings night before last (at 0100!). Last night felt oddly empty without anything to read. Could not find Storm of Swords at two of the biggest book stores in Houston, but Barnes and Noble promises delivery tomorrow (Thursday). I foresee another very late night. I found Clash of Kings "felt" very different, maybe because I had not seen it on TV. Much action takes place "off stage." Martin often announces that a battle is about to take place, then cuts away to another character. We do not find out how the battle turned out until later. Example: Catelyn confronts Jaime in prison. The chapter ends with her asking her bodyguard for a sword, but then Martin cuts away. What happened? I'm ambivalent about that technique. I hope Martin does not overuse it. GREAT fantasy series.
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