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#1 Westeros

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:56 PM

George R.R. Martin may be wrapping up his visit to Spain in the next day or so, but he has been busy with interviews and press conferences and Q&A’s. We’ve been collecting them over at the So Spake Martin collection, but we do have too make a particular note about this interview—translated from the Spanish, and sent to us by Jon Nieve of the leading Spanish fan site for A Song of Ice Fire, Asshai.com. It’s heavy on spoilers for A Dance with Dragons, and it touches on quite a few topics that hardcore fans will doubtless find very, very interesting indeed.Many thanks to Jon and the fans at Asshai for coming up with these great questions and for letting us share the article at the SSM collection!

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#2 CrypticWeirwood

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 06:55 PM

Oh my goodness gracious! There’s so much there I have no idea where to even begin.

#3 Howling Mad

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:32 PM

Great interview, thanks for keeping us up-to-date.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:35 PM

Some very interesting hints/confirmations there. And obviously every character under the age of 20 should now be presumed to be Brandon's bastard.

Especially Hot Pie.

#5 A Song of Hound and Wolves

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:32 PM

I can't believe how thrilled I was to read this
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We readers who are interested in how the past shaped and intertwines with the present find this comment to be very good confirmation of our hopes for the future novels.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:11 AM

What do you make of the comment that Melisandre "has gone to Stannis entirely on her own, and has her own agenda." Is he affirming the first answer presented to him, or is he saying that Melisandre didn't come because of a vision?

Edit: Never mind. I Found the discussion-thread.

Edited by Rubinon, 31 July 2012 - 09:22 AM.


#7 Zupoleon

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:07 PM

I can't believe how thrilled I was to read this

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We readers who are interested in how the past shaped and intertwines with the present find this comment to be very good confirmation of our hopes for the future novels.


Yup, great stuff, can't wait for this!

#8 ckal

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:13 PM

Brandon died before he had sons, and Lyanna is also dead, and Benjen joined the Night's Watch which means he doesn't have descendants either.



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#9 A Song of Hound and Wolves

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:38 PM

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heh heh...I see what GRRM did there.

#10 Rhaegar Targaryen's Ghost

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:32 PM

flashbacks of Valyria... Arthur Dayne... Brandon Stark bastards... Krakens... damn you GRRM for putting all these amazing ideas in my head

#11 Rhaegar Targaryen's Ghost

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

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lmao. he is practically throwing R+L=J at us whenever he can.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:31 PM

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I thought that was very interesting as well, seeing as he mentions the lack of descendants (or minimal descendants in Rickard's case) but just simply mentions that Lyanna is dead. /cool4.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cool4:' />

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:12 AM

His answers in that interview have nuked hundreds of speculation threads in the General Forum

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he Targaryens saved themselves from the Doom of Valyria by going to Dragonstone with their dragons. But there are other Valyrian descendants in other places that don't seem to have dragons. Were the Targaryens the only ones?

Yes. It's safe to say that the Targaryens were the only nobles with dragons who escaped the destruction of Valyria,.

#14 ServantOnIce

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:14 AM

So there was no conspiracy to regarding Ser Hugh of the Vale, and most of the stuff is just standard "reader figure it out" as we see all over literature.

I like it he does not feel compelled to answer ever facet of story in his books.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:18 PM

This was hands down his best interview in ages /bowdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bowdown:' /> /bowdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bowdown:' /> I cannot be the only fan who was tired of reading the same rehashed questions time and again, with maybe something different thrown in to spice things up. My goodness, this is the same thrill I get reading a David Simon interview /drool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drool:' /> (yeah, I get thrills reading interviews, so be it)I hope there are many more to come in the future. Kudos to the interviewer.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:19 AM

Awesome interview, loved all of it.

There is this nice interview also http://www.20minutos...on-hielo-fuego/

it is all in Spanish, I can read and understand Spanish (it my 3rd language) but I am not really good at translating it, maybe someone can have a crack at it.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:25 PM

Excellent read. Some truly great stuff in that interview. The next book can't come soon enough for me.

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:44 AM

This was hands down his best interview in ages /bowdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bowdown:' /> /bowdown.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bowdown:' /> I cannot be the only fan who was tired of reading the same rehashed questions time and again, with maybe something different thrown in to spice things up. My goodness, this is the same thrill I get reading a David Simon interview /drool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':drool:' /> (yeah, I get thrills reading interviews, so be it)I hope there are many more to come in the future. Kudos to the interviewer.


I agree 1,000%

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

He knows who the Epilogue POV for A Dream of Spring will be. /eek.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':eek:' /> /eek.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':eek:' /> /eek.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':eek:' />

#20 Dany Jon or Bust

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:56 PM

Can't wait to hear more about Arthur Dayne. The Tower of Joy Dream ........ ahhh can't wait