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  1. In fairness he can use the disruption of Covid 19 as an excuse. Couldn't get a technician to fix Word Star or Dos programme on his Commodore 386 PC!!
  2. Both fArya and to a lesser extent fAegon are examples of how the quality of pacing by GRRM has dropped since Storm.
  3. I I'm surprised they weren't wiped out when Bob took the throne. They're "dragonspawn" just as much as the Targs. In F&B they're de facto dragonlords and a cadet branch of House Targaryen via the intermarriages. Having them swear dealt to Stannis as Lord of Dragonstone was probably way of keeping a sharp eye on them.
  4. Could argue that Euron has exposed himself to corrupting influences via his black magic dabbling, but Ramsey is a plain straight up sadist, so in a sense he is worse.
  5. Just a thought...the Covid 19 stoppage of public events means GRRM has no red carpet events pending to distract him...every cloud has a silver lining
  6. I've been saying for the past 2 years that Martin's best chance to give readers an ending is a faux history narrative like Fire and Blood. Could frame it as Archmaester Tarly continuing Gyldayn's work
  7. The things that made BR so feared and hated in the South (sorcery, ruthlessness, decisiveness) would have made him ideal for the NW. It's easy to imagine the officer upper class (bit like Mormont or Mallister in ASOIAF) picking him due to his status as the son of a King and a former Hand. Small folk and criminals would recognize his bastard status, and fearsome reputation in war. Bit like the way Sam pitched Jon's candidacy in different ways to both Mallister and Cotter in ASOS.
  8. In Fire and Blood, a Braavosi banker tells Septon Barth "Your Targaryen kings are Valyrian to the bone" (can't find my copy to quote it exact) For a Braavosi this meant the Targaryens are not to be trusted. I'd say the Rhoynish pedigree in Dorne's rulers would have concurred. Equally I'd say the Essosi who didn't have bad blood with the Freehold would have viewed the Targaryens with a degree of awe, especially when their dragons still lived.
  9. Indeed it is hyperbolic language on my behalf. A rhetorical flourish I enjoyed writing
  10. Now that the sequel Trilogy is out its time to examine the question of legacy... Which trilogy does a better job of defecating all over the legacy of the original trilogy? I'd be inclined to give Disney a pass because of the Force awakens and Rogue One, but in many ways TLJ and TROS are worse than the prequels..at least they had foreshadowing and other basic devices of storytelling. So who takes a bigger dump on the originals, Mickey Mouse or Lucas??
  11. Mereen/Dothraki sea We will get a pulsating 10 chapter arc describing the coital and culinary habits of the Mereenese during wartime. Dany will be carted off to the Dosh Kaleen so her POV will give us insight into Dothraki culture. The climax of her Arc will be when she hears rumours the Kingslayers brother has hooked up with Jorah back in the city she ruined, and she considers summoning Drogon to GTFO of Vaes Dothrak. Victarion is the only Eastern theater character capable of moving the narrative forward quickly. Expect him to die soon and his fleet desert him to become pimps in New Ghus The North 10 more chapters of build up with Stannis grinding his teeth and Roose speaking even lower to attract attention Stannis' army starves and all die. A description of the strained bowel movements of Stannis' army as they die in sub zero temperatures. The Wall and beyond Mel resurrects Jon only for Bowen and co to have him and Mel hanged. The Others finally make it to the Skirling pass, setting them up to hit the Wall in the final book. I expect an in depth description of Bowen Marsh counting the winter stores purchased from the IB loan. The Vale Littlefinger makes them wait out the storm, organising tourneys and lusting after Sansa. Faegon's Invasion/KL Stormlands and Dorne After Storm's End falls to Faegon we get 15 chapters of Doran procrastinating whether to support him or not, and Connington slowly turning to stone. Euron the only character left in Westeros capable of dragging the narrative by the scruff and moving it forward. He will die in first chapter and we will get 15 chapters describing the victory banquets in the Reach.
  12. Daemon refers to Vhagar as a "hoary old bitch", which could hint at her being grey. Though hoary also means age...
  13. Damn right. I dont ever expect to see TWOW, let alone ADOS. I think FAB II will be next, then a similar style faux historical narrative (penned by Archmaester Samwell) being used to tie up the unfinished arcs of ASOIAF. And that'll have to do. Wont be the same as reading the ending in multi pov doorstop novel style, but it will still be a better ending than HBO shat out.
  14. Liked them more when re reading using a suggested Feast/Dance sequence I came across on the Tower of the Hand page. Still though, not as well written as the first 3 books.
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