Dorne and the Iron Islands
Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:51 PM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:51 PM
The Dorne chapters were a great refresher and had quite a different "feel" to them than the other Westerosi locations we got to visit before. I enjoyed the ambitions and plots of Arianne Martell and the Dornish culture.
To those that say that A Feast for Crows has almost no plot consider the following that took place:
- The surrender of Riverrun
- The revelation of the intentions of Doran Martell and Euron Greyjoy
- Arya's whereabouts and activities
- Jaime's character development
- Cersei's descent into madness (including her reinstating an order of religious knights)
In addition, we got a lot of Westerosi history, the founding of Braavos, Valyrian history, the first Faceless Man and a look at what had become of the Brotherhood without Banners.
I call that a good read!
Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:55 PM
Did it bother anyone else that these chapters broke the series rule of chapter names = POV character name? It drove me crazy from the first Damphair chapter. What does it mean? Why does GRRM change this only when we go to the Ironborn and Dornish POVs?
My next peeve is that I can't tell which of all these new players in the game are part of the end game and who is just filler. So Doran Martell and the Crow's Eye are players. Great. Where were they for the first 3 books, and will they last the next 3?
The Damphair/Crow's Eye/Victarion/Asha interactions are interesting and well written, but ultimately GRRM just teases at both the history ("Screaching hinges" and dead brothers) and the future. My worst fear is that the Crow's Eye is just a filler character to bring the McGuffin of Dragon Control to Dany so she can whip the dragons back in line.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:12 AM
Part filler he may be, but GRRM has never created a filler character without depth and more purpose than the filler and I have confidence in that, there will problably be a great intruigue between him and Victorian aswell.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:30 AM
WHAT IS DEAD MAY NEVER DIE BUT RISES AGAIN UNBOWED, UNBENT, UNBROKEN!
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:01 AM
Regardless that, I like all of the Dorne characters.
Regarding the Iron Islands, I still don't know what is their part in th history but taking into acount what happens in the final of the book I think they may be important in the future... However I did not enjoy the Damphair chapters. These are truly annoying for me.
I think the problem with AFfC is that we finished ASoS with very important happenings. And we don't want to know about other characters, we want to know what happens to the characters that we are used to.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:39 AM
Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:56 AM
Ever since I read about Oberyn Martell, I have become very interested in House Martell. And now, we get to see where they live and how they live, which is great because it makes Westeros feel even more fleshed out then it already was. Area Hotah and Arianne Martell are my two favourites.
Ever since Theon's chapter's in A Clash of King's, I have been extremely interested in House Greyjoy and the Iron islands. It may be because I am from a place on the East coast that is mainly a fishing community, surrounded by the ocean, but I ADORE Pyke. It's so small and dangerous. Asha is extremely badass, so that makes her a great POV character. And for some reason, I love Aeron Damphair, because he is such a religious person and the Drowned God just interests me alot. I also love how he looks in my head. Victarion Greyjoy is just amazing, I love him as a character and I adore his helmet, (it's a kraken on his head, how awsome is that?)
So yeah, they were definetely my favourite chapters by far.
Edited by reddevilswhiteghosts, 29 March 2013 - 09:58 AM.
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