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  1. Ramsay isn't bright. He isn't a masterful player in the game. I wouldn't be surprised if that conversation was already overheard or he slips and reveals it himself. I personally just hope he ends up being flayed by Theon. Fuck Ramsay!
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    To quote the Ned.....a castle is only as strong as the men who defend it.
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    Why Ned didn't name one of his daughters Lyanna?

    Too painful for him, I'd imagine. Him having to raise Jon and lie to everyone about it is more than enough for the poor Ned.
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    Am I the only one who really enjoys ADWD?

    No, but I must admit that I preferred reading ADWD as a simultaneous reread with AFFC. It made way more sense to me that way so I could enjoy both books.
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.17

    I was going to say the same thing.
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    Daenerys and the number 3

    Jon Snow is Rhaegar's 3rd child. And when you read his chapters, the number 3 comes up often. I had started circling the number every time I came across it during a reread once and it was honestly EVERYWHERE. I'm sure that's to give them some sort of future connection, but I'll refrain from theorizing...they tend to hijack threads.
  7. Yes to all of this and it's the only series I keep wanting to come back to. I love rereading only a few books (To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride & Prejudice, The Awakening) but those are classics. This is totally different. There are foreshadowing clues I didn't pick up on during my first or even third read that fascinates me about GRRM. These are also the only books I've highlighted, underlined, written notes in the margins, etc. because I notice either a pattern, wordplay from the author, hints towards theories and so on...(gave me flashbacks of law school, but those were my favorite years in school). I think his ability to weave in historical events, with fantasy elements, in a medieval world is by far beyond EPIC.
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    Is Tommen being poisoned?

    This is very interesting! Thank you for adding to this thread. There's so much mention throughout the series of wine, different types of wine, poisoning used in wine, etc. that it gives one pause. Cersei has been going downhill fast and making her more anxious and paranoid seems like a good start for someone who enjoys chaos.
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    Is Tommen being poisoned?

    Yes. He did notice how his coloring was off lately and how he couldn't even stand without the wall there to help him. Maybe someone is trying to add to Cersei's anxiety and paranoia by messing with Tommen's food taster. Anything to make her more unstable...chaos is a ladder.
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    "Best" GoT edition?

    Yeah, the illustrations are really pretty and so is the cover. I have all the books too, but this one I hold with the vane hope of having GRRM sign it one day. One can dream, right?
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    "Best" GoT edition?

    I have this version. I didn't know there were multiple illustrated editions, but this one is really pretty. https://www.amazon.com/Game-Thrones-Illustrated-Song-Fire/dp/0553808044/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528327663&sr=1-9&keywords=a+game+of+thrones
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    Is Tommen being poisoned?

    Is someone trying to poison Tommen? I just finished my simultaneous reread of AFFC & ADWD and they mention a few times how Ser Boros Blount has become Tommen's food taster since Joffrey was poisoned. In ADWD Epilogue I noticed how GRRM describes Ser Boros Blount's look and reemphasizes that he's Tommen's food taster (being the lowest task given to a Knight of the Kingsguard). I don't have the book to do an exact quote, but Kevan Lannister states that Blount has been getting heavier and how his coloring has been off...that he looks to be in poor health. Also, that he looked like he needed the wall to help him stay standing as if he would collapse without it. We haven't gotten any POV's with Tommen in awhile since Cersei would be our source and she was imprisoned by the Faith. Could it be that someone is trying to kill Tommen by slowly poisoning him and those descriptions of Blount in the Epilogue are foreshadowing his death? If so, who would be the poisoner? Maybe Maggy the Frog's prophecy is coming true of Cersei's children all dying. Sorry Tommen and Myrcella
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    Why do the direwolves hate Tyrion?

    Second that.
  14. 1) I read the books multiple times and I've listened to the audiobooks twice (the days before I took the subway and had to drive 2 hours a day in L.A.) but TBH Roy Dotrice would drive me crazy with the way he pronounced some of the names. It's Melisandre not Melisande. and Eyrie isn't Eye-rie. He also annoyed me with the way he read women. I never understood why they didn't hire a female voice for those chapters. The way Brienne sounded would make me ape shit. 2) Oh Tyrion...this is a difficult question. I do enjoy his chapters and his character. More so on the show, they made him less complex and more loveable. But ultimately, he is a very complicated character. I sympathize with him for having to grow up a dwarf, hated by everyone but Jaime, especially for the death of Joanna (as if he could control that), and the Tysha incident. However, in ADWD you start to see him losing himself. I love him for how he helped Bran, took care of Sansa, how he bonded with Jon and confronted Tywin about the Red Wedding and what was done to Robb and Cat (a bit of a Stark loyalist here so lol ya). But, he did turn that singer into stew and murdered Shae and Tywin (no love lost there, but he was a badass). He is an entitled ass at times, he is smart but a bit arrogant, but I see his usefulness and could see him as a good Hand. Shae makes me smh. I understand that she's a whore and it was obvious that she didn't love Tyrion. I'm just not sure if she was always one of Tywin's or she turned over after Tyrion's arrest. But the fact that she was taken care of by Tyrion in such a crap world and provided zero loyalty in return, makes me lose all sympathy. Should she have been murdered? No. 3) Now to Harry Potter....Umbridge made me want to scream at each page turn in Order of the Phoenix. She was just a bully. A pink colored bully who truly hated kids and enjoyed watching them suffer. Voldemort on the other hand was just pure evil. We knew what we were getting with him, but at least we have some backstory to understand him. Dolores, we know nothing about, so I don't understand why she is that way.