I really wasn't planning on listening to this reading but when I was supposed to depart I found myself sitting down mesmirised. :P
A few other points.
There is a list of signatures (or a drawing of a giant in the case of an Umber) of Boltons supporters in the initial letter to Asha. Because I am horrible at remembering names I can't recall anyone else.
Asha says she would have liked to marry Qarl the Maid but he is the grandchild of a Thrall (what is the name of the people that work the land on the Iron Isles?) and unworthy of her.
Tris is the only Ironman to add his ships to hers when she left the Isles. Nearly everyone else left her. So basicly she is left with very few highborn Ironmen. She originally planned to openly rebel against Euron but the Reader convinced her that she wouldn't have the support.
The most interesting thing about the Theon revelation is what will happen to him. She needs to convince Stannis to release him now. Theon has a lot of baggage but needs must. It will be amusing to see Stannis get his teeth around letting Theon live. The Starks were rebels, so its doable. Also, Jon can't do much. Stannis can tell him that he had his chance to rule the North but he refused. He can't turn around now and demand Theon's head. That would be very hypocritical.
The problem for Asha is that she will have few men left. The battle in the "Reluctant Bride" chapter (IIRC) was a fight to the death battle. Qarl may have survived but it seems clear that very few would have. We didn't see him die though. Although Jughead makes a good point about Asha convincing Dagmar to surrender. That would be a fun conversation. :P
I believe that one of the men that attacks the fort initially (they try to sneak in to open the gates) is a Flint. Not sure what that suggests. I know a Flint was mentioned somewhere but I couldn't swear where. Asha does try to question the survivors but they lie to her (pretend they were just trying to free Lady Glover). I think it was the trumpets that alerted them to the lies?
The implication from the flaying is that he is still alive IMO. Its a lot scarier to flay a live person. If he was dead they may as well sent his head. She vows that she wouldn't be taken alive to be flayed.
And yes, GRRM said that this chapter will happen late in the book, after the last Victarion chapter in aFfC timewise. If Theon is a POV perhaps we'll just get 2 chapters. One showing his horrible state and another him been freed at the end of the book.
The problem with this is that unless he do something fairly momentous Theon wont get support from enough IB's since they see him as greenland bum
Asha's presence will help this. And the fact that Euron and Victarion have gone off. They have a chance to raise support. The interesting thing is that IIRC, Asha mentioned that Euron has gone east and Victarion has followed him. Not the other way round. Anyone else remember this? Of course, one must note that not everything Asha hears may be true.
Asha brings back Lady Glover to DM. Probably because she thinks she could get the people there to obey her more easily that way. She left the younger kid back in the Iron Isles because it was too young to travel so much (and presumably also because they made better hostages away from DM).
Asha isn't dead. Otherwise she wouldn't be dreaming of Stannis arriving on the scene. :)
Euron has done some clever things. Erik Anvilbreaker opposed him at the Kingsmoot but leaving him in control of the IronIsles when he left and marrying her to Asha has ensured his loyalty. Aeron is missing btw and Tris thinks him dead.
The fact that GRRM mentioned that the chapter was originally intended for AFFC might support the theory that Jorah is the New POV.
I don't see why? Or is this because of the 19 chapter comment a long time ago?
I also wanted to point out an interesting thing about the northerners. They used leaves and branches as primitive camo--very cool.
Oh yes, this is a good point. Asha thinks of how the forest was moving. :)
Oh and Asha kicks ass when it comes to fighting. :P