The Lady Raven, on 27 May 2013 - 10:10 PM, said:
GRRM said Bran will be one of the POV characters in TWOW-- he would have the mos boring arc ever if he just stood there becoming a tree for the entire duration of the book...
On the contrary. Bran would be able to see important past events and also could be used to provide us with a PoV of contemporary events, when GRRM has no resident PoV in place. For all this time, GRRM had to introduce new PoVs or, in some cases, move PoVs in a fairly contrived manner, to show us some of the scenes that he considered important. Now he doesn't have to do this anymore.
Bran learning his ropes would explain the haphazardness of what we'd see through him.
Also, once Bran learns to use the weirwood network and warg into stuff at a distance, he'd be able to affect things far more than he ever could. Being on the run, his handicapped body constantly in danger or in need of attention, he'd be able to do far less.
Re: Bran escaping and cave being overrun soon after their arrival, him barely having learned anything and yet managing to become great flying by the seat of his pants would be incredibly clichee. Like the most overused fantasy trope ever. That their party managed to reach the cave without Bran getting terminal frostbite in paralyzed parts of his body was somewhat contrived as it is, and things are far worse now. IMHO, Meera and Summer will be sent south and warn NW.
I also predict that the last PoV of the series will be Bran's and will be set long after the end and it will have him watch a Spring through the trees.
Edited by Maia, 29 May 2013 - 12:47 PM.