The Medievalist, on 29 February 2012 - 10:21 PM, said:
I'm just about done with AFFC now.. its good, but I dont have the drive like I did before the Red Wedding. Before the wedding I wouldnt put the book down because I wanted to see what happened with the Young Wolf next. Since then my pace has slowed to a crawl but I'm still trucking on.
I do like the idea of Robb's story. Very Alexander the Greatish. A young Prodigy cut down in his youth never suffering true defeat. The way Robb died pissed me off at first... but then when I started thinking of it as "It was the only way they could get to him, to attack him some place other than on the battlefield" it helps show just how great a strategist and commander he was at such a young age... it also shows what great parents he had.
But yeah... it goes on. It's good, but its not the same kind of good.
Manberg900, on 03 March 2012 - 07:38 PM, said:
After the Red Wedding I was as pissed as I was when they killed Ned in the first book. It just seems like such a massive injustice. I am almost through Feast as well but my pace has also slowed. I will certainly finish all the books mostly because I want to know what Martin's endgame is ya know? Like what's the point if all the honorable character do nothing but suffer for the most part and the evil characters rise and gain?
I just finished the chapter of Edmure's wedding and I share your point of view. This is so much disappointing that GRRM kills his best characters like that. It's just like if he hates them just after making the readers loving them. I have still 2 books to read after this one and I wonder what other horrible things GRRM will make happening to them. I wished so much that Robb would be back in Winterfell and rule the North a little bit until he reaches his fate but GRRM just stole me that pleasure. And now I recall that there are 2 other books to be written about Arya, Jon, Sansa, Ban & Rickon's dooms so I wonder which way he will find to hurt them any more when all the Westeros bastards still go on more and more powerfull.
Thoses books are a tribute to the worst but I'll keep on reading as suggested even if it's a little bit harder now without the hope of the northmen return.
I just wish now Walder Frey, Bolton's, remaining Greyjoy, Lannisters (except Tyrion), Stannis and his bloody red priest to suffer pain as well, as much as what they gave to the winterfell
Edited by Fabrice Robin, 04 March 2012 - 05:38 AM.