The new POV
Posted 03 January 2008 - 09:38 PM
Posted 04 January 2008 - 04:14 AM
I joked earlier (on another of the 3-headed PoV threads) that one of the figures looks very dour so that it must be Dolorous Edd, but what I really think is that we are going to get a random NW viewpoint of the Wall falling and the Others making their way into the Seven Kingdoms.
Jon PoV is out if he is going to live to fight the fight as the Others go south.
And who says that the wall is going to fall where Jon is anyway? My money is on the Night Kings' Castle....
Posted 04 January 2008 - 04:35 AM
Edited by grinachu, 04 January 2008 - 04:36 AM.
Posted 04 January 2008 - 04:40 AM
We have left Casterly Rock (and we have some strong hints that Jaime is heading that way at the end of A Feast for Crows) and Highgarden. Who better to show us Highgarden than Ser Loras Tyrell? If not him, who else? Most other POV's are far away and unlikely to head that way.
Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:21 PM
But maybe he just dies from his wound. Losing Loras and Margaery would make the Tyrells pretty angry and careless...
Well so far Loras is a one trick pony. We know he can fight. He is a bit cocky. He likes his sister. There isn't much more to him so far. Not a whole lot of character to him.
Now let him do a lot of interaction with Jamie and then maybe we can go some where. As it is, he is a really bland character. Hell, even Illyn Payne got to be a little amusing hanging out with Jamie.
The most amusing fallen knight/warrior story would have to be Sandor. We know a lot more about his character and motivations.
In short, Loras needs a lot more fleshing out.
Posted 04 January 2008 - 05:17 PM
Sandor is another character I'm afraid would lose to much of what makes him interesting by becoming a POV, so I hope it's not him either. I do want to see more of him though.
That leaves Loras (aparantly) which is a choice I could easily live with. He's not an all that interesting character in himself but his POV could add an interesting perspective into the Tyrell camp. How realistic this option really is depends a lot on how far beyond AFFC in time ADWD will reach and/or what happens at Dragonstone and if/where he goes from there.
Posted 04 January 2008 - 07:49 PM
At least, if it's her, I doubt we'll get the "Evil Melisandre really serves the Great Other" or "Mel dies in ADWD".
Then, GRRM also said that ADWD would resolve some AFFC cliffhangers, like having Brienne being hung. And I've always had the feeling that only some external event coming right then could save her, and the likeliest culprit would be Sandor deciding to follow these inquiring people that talked about him in the Isle - then stumbling upon Un-Cat and the whole hanging.
Posted 04 January 2008 - 08:00 PM
Well, something should happen, because Podrick must survive.... He's just cool :)
Posted 05 January 2008 - 03:12 AM
i bet on him.
Posted 05 January 2008 - 03:21 AM
Posted 05 January 2008 - 04:47 AM
However, I think Sandor might be an interesting character, if the rise of the Faith gets more spotlight in ADWD. He might have a closer perspective on this.
I would be fine with Loras as well, but if his character development depends on getting burned, it sounds like recycling of other story lines. I'm not sure I would like to read another character angsting about his bad looks, like Tyrion and Brienne.
Posted 05 January 2008 - 08:35 AM
Posted 05 January 2008 - 10:26 AM
Loras would be the second option, but than that means we get these POV chapters at the end of the book. OTOH we know George is in the later stages of writing so it is possible that he is writing some Loras chapters at the end. He would be interesting as well.
The Hound, I don't see it happening. It seems much more likely that he is scheduled to come back into the scheme of things at a later point in time.
Posted 06 January 2008 - 12:26 PM
Posted 06 January 2008 - 12:53 PM
Loras is gay, to be sure, but he happens to be fairly deadly as well. I'm not sure how he has wilted. He wouldn't be my first choice (I was hoping for Balon Swann, Westeros' ultimate underdeveloped character), but of the three I'm pretty sure it will be Loras as the new PoV, so we can find out what the vast and powerful Tyrell political machine is really up to. Why did I go to the trouble of saying that when so many others have already? No bloody idea. So there.
Posted 06 January 2008 - 03:15 PM
Posted 06 January 2008 - 03:52 PM
Posted 06 January 2008 - 04:17 PM
No you’re not the only person!
I’d like to see what’s up in Dragonstone and if they’ve heard the rumours about Dany and her dragons…. surely the Dragonstone folks are pro-Targaryen.
I think the POV is Loras.
Posted 06 January 2008 - 05:57 PM