I'm now epically worried for Bran's fate. Is anyone else hesitant about trusting the Children of the Forest?
I mean, I know the flashbacks are interesting, but out of that chapter I started to get really concerned about Bran's path. I want him to return to Winterfell, but did I get the impression he never will? That he'll be like the three-eyed crow and live forever under the hill?
...I don't like that at all. the Children seem slightly sinister to me, they're dying out, so what purpose do they have with Bran?
From the Faery folk lore I know, trying the fae is one of the worst things you can do, so I just have this huge hesitancy around it and have this desire for Bran to get out of there, and get out fast.
Anyone else thinking the same?
Also, out of the flashbacks, the one scene of importance I think was the heart tree needing to be sacrificed blood, which coincides with the mention of entrails on a heart tree made by another character earlier. I just don't know why we need to know these things yet, I suppose we'll find out soon.
Yes exactly! When I just read it, I felt confirmed in my believe that this song is not about a good and a bad power, but about the good of no power and the bad of clashing powers. For some moments I was really afraid that Brynden is controlling the wights, too (and still are a little bit).
We need to find out what's the business with the Others and their minions. Otherwise we can't decide if Melisandre's way - as now we know she really believes she's doing the right thing - or Bryndon's way is right (or both or none...).
I was hoping to death that when Bran was watching Ned pray, that he was gonna hear Ned say something about Jon's birth. But I guess that would be too good to be true. Who knows, Bran might be able to go back in time to see how Jon was conceived, and who his parents are.
No Weirwood trees at the Tower of Joy (or whereever) probably.