Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Houston, TX, USA
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.
"Get the apothecary team. We want him healthy for his execution."