[Book Spoilers] Fist of the First Men
Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:54 AM
Couldn't help but compare it to my own imagination and how it's current location will affect the story.
Firstly, it seems to be more of a mountain than a hill. There is a sheer drop on one side meaning there will only be one direction from which you can enter and exit the stronghold. When the wights attack the encampment later on, how will Sam etc flee if there is only one way they can go? Down the sheer cliff face?
Yeah, I never expected it to be that tall. A certain fan artist would disagree with me though: http://www.fantasyar...theFirstMen.jpg
Looks kind of similar to the TV fortress.
I always imagined a fortress in amongst the woods upon a small but imposing hill. Something like a Norman motte and bailey as we'd see them in our own times, aged and ruinous. Something like this: http://images.suite1..._castle_acr.jpg
Or this: http://www.heritage-...se/1114_450.jpg
Or this: http://www.ecastles....ristchurch1.jpg
But obviously with more snow etc.
Just some observations. What did everybody else think of the show's Fist?
Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:18 PM
Posted 06 May 2012 - 04:32 PM
But they went for the most cinematic-ally spectacular setting they set their eyes on.
The Frostfangs look right but figured they were more in the distance.
All the action at Fist takes place in SoS gives time to build a sort of semi fortress , because right now they look totally exposed.
Edited by boojam, 06 May 2012 - 04:33 PM.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:31 AM
The cloak bundle Ghost found for Jon found was new, in a newly dug hole that looked like a shallow grave. Important?
In the show it seems like a very weird place to choose to build camp since it is not explained why Mormont chose that place specifically.