Dorne and the Iron Islands
Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:43 AM
(I'll say that I read up to page 500, so if you comment don't spoil anything behind that point /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> )
Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:55 AM
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:30 PM
The Damphair chapters kill me, I have to stop every few pages for a break and then go back to them. He just natters on about a god that barely anyone cares about /stillsick.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':stillsick:' />
Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:30 PM
Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:34 PM
I didn't like the Iron Islands, too many characters I don't care about. The Dorne chapters have those characters too but not as many.
Edited by ebevan91, 28 November 2012 - 08:35 PM.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:16 AM
However in the Iron Islands everyone is known, and the true important ones are the Greyjoy brothers and Asha. I loved the kingsmoot and how strong Asha is for a woman! She's my favorite character and for one, a strong intelligent woman that doesn't fall for sex or money or whatever. Her sailormen truly respect her and would go to battle with her!
Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:03 PM
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:48 PM
But the bests chapters were Dorne's, Cersei and Jaime one's!
Edited by jvmartell, 21 January 2013 - 06:49 PM.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:53 PM
I loved the voyage to Cracklaw Point, I enjoy reading Meribald and hiw views on war, I like to see what is happening at smallfolk level in Westeros.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:40 PM
Speaking of Dorne/Iron Islands: the Dorne chapters were wonderful - women of flesh and blood, a sweet and silly knight and, above all, Doran. /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> I also liked how strongly they contrasted with the Ironborn chapters, where everything and everyone is so cheerless and unsophisticated. In a hot and sunny land we have colourful characters, and in a bleak and grey one, mostly gloomy and humourless people.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:04 PM
I never found Dorne interresting at all, the characters all just seem very boring with me, except for that captain of the guard with the longaxe guy, I always forget his name.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:56 PM
I also enjoyed reading Brienne's chapters and feel GRRM produced some of his most provocatively descriptive writing in the POV chapter of the landscape surrounding the Quite Isle.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:16 PM
Then Euron came and cheated her out of her queensmoot with his sorcery and tales of dragons... /bang.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':bang:' />
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:15 PM
@ Foune - no, you aren't the only one who liked the Damphair chapters. Despite the fact that I love Asha best of the Iron-Islanders, I enjoyed seeing things through Damphair's eyes.... partly because of his crotchety way of viewing the world, and partly because his fanaticism was interesting to me. It's kind of fascinating the way the iron-islander took the drowning ritual so literally... I found the entire iron-island group, anthropologically, interesting.... and Damphair was a really good pair of eyes through which to see their culture up close.
That perspective he sees the world as is extremely inspirational and something very new, he quickly turned to one of my most favorite characters. I kind of understand why the Iron Islanders and Damphair takes their religion and culture so seriously, without it they would just be hardened seafarers who would either live in their own desolation in the Iron Islands or being an active participant in the game of thrones, none of those options would make them interesting to me. Strip away their Drowned God and they are nothing, Aeron was so right when he said that the king of the Seastone Chair had to be a godly man, and Victorian was the perfect man to seat it, he understands the Iron Islanders way unlike Euron whom I hope will get an axe buried deep into his face by Victorian.
I never really understood Asha's faith to the Drowned God, it seems to me that she cares as much about it as Cersei cares about the Seven, she has the best political grasp and problably the one with the greatest wits if they conquer the north, but Iron Islanders are anything but politicians, they do not sow, they take what is theirs and pay the iron price for it, that is the way of the Drowned God.