In general, I'd like to believe that the extremes of winter and summer are equally dangerous, depending on where you are. This was touched on a lot in the hinges of the world thread. One would assume, then, that in Asshai it's the long summer that brings nasty otherworldly creatures of shadow.
However, this is a great point:
Old Man Aegon, on 25 January 2012 - 04:36 AM, said:
When Davos sent Edric to essos Mel said something like "Id doesnt matter where he is, for when the long night falls he will be just as dead." Kinda states that the night will reach the entire world
Prior to Dance
, I would have been willing to assume that Mel was just being manipulative. Now, I don't really think so. She is manipulative, of course, and I'm not sure the forces she and Moqorro represent are any more benign than the Others, but she at least seems like a true believer. That means I trust she at least is genuinely worried about the long winter in Essos, which is a pretty good indication that it could happen.
I can't quite reconcile my instincts here. Hopefully, GRRM will manage much better than I can. He's certainly capable of doing so, but I'm a little worried that we just won't ever really learn that much about Asshai.
Edited by darrylzero, 19 April 2012 - 02:14 PM.