Sample chapter in ADWD paperback?
Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:41 PM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:05 PM
For Sansa to get several chapters in The Winds of Winter there would need to be some plot resolution in those chapters. If there's more focus on what she's thinking/feeling and what happens to her, she'd get fewer chapters than if she or someone around her is actively participating in the plot. Martin is still Martin, but he's also not Robert Jordan. The story's gotta go places and things have to happen. Littlefinger is more a man of cleverness and subterfuge than a man of action... His getting OUT of Kings Landing before the Iron Bank's bills started going unpaid is perhaps a sign that he didn't want to be the one stuck holding the bag there. A bit better to use the sway he had (and a fair bit of trickery) to effect a takeover of a power that's not involved in the wars. One that might be in a good position after it all ends? Always in the right place at the right time...
While Littlefinger has tended to be a rather key figure in the books, he's currently off the main stage at the Eyrie working on keeping what he's got and taking advantage of events as they come along. The thing is, while the castle is all-but-invulnerable (amazing how many castles like that there are in this world), the Vale has never really seemed to me to be a great seat of power in Westeros. Mayhap it could become one with the rest of them all bogged down in conflicts or destroy one another in the war(s)? Remains to be seen, really.
Edited by GrandPoobah, 30 March 2012 - 01:29 PM.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:51 PM
Castle design reached a point in medieval Europe where it became basically impossible to storm a defended keep regardless of the disparity in numbers between attackers/defenders. Gunpowder took care of that.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:53 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:48 AM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 05:48 AM
Don't forget that the Mad Mouse has managed to get hired by Littlefinger. I predict Sansa will get kidnapped early on in tWoW. Not only would this reintroduce some action in the Sansa POV, it would allow GRRM to bring in the mountain clans to rescue MRS. Halfman.
But they had to abandon the Eyrie for the winter.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:45 PM
Hope Dany lands near there or attacks the Eyrie. Harrenhal Part 2
Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:08 PM
<edit> even though there is zero chance of this happening.
Edited by TheeMikeHoncho, 20 May 2012 - 04:09 PM.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:49 PM
I would doubt it. Wasn't GRRM going to include it in ADWD, but he didn't have room? I remember reading once that he was going to put one Sansa chapter in Dance. I could be wrong about that, though.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:38 PM
What about Arya? She wasn't involved in any hardcore cliffhanger stuff was she?
Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:49 AM
Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:29 PM
It will be a new chapter. GRRM has said so himself.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:37 AM
That doesn't make any sense. GRRM would not want to read the Aeron chapter out loud if it was the prologue or epilogue- the POV character in those chapters always die and have never been POV characters before. GRRM would not spoil Aeron dying, and since Aeron has already been a POV character, it's highly unlikely he'd be a prologue/epilogue POV.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:51 AM
Edited by aryagonnakill, 28 May 2012 - 10:52 AM.
Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:35 PM
Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:51 PM