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    Star Wars Novels/Graphical Novels 2

    I only attempted reading the first of the Thrawn books. While I enjoyed the Thrawn chapters, the Mara Jade Chapters set my teeth on edge. I never finished it. The new in Canon Thrawn book is interesting because Thrawn is interesting. Civilized, intelligent, driven by a desire to protect his people. He is in service to a bad cause out of this desire, but we but we admire him as an underdog navigating through a society that doesn’t want him. The book is about his rise in the Empire and is essentially snap-shots of his career as he advances. Interesting portrait of Imperial society. But for me the book lacks a compelling central conflict that drives the reader and Thrawn to the end. Still haven’t finished this one either. An unexpectedly compelling SW book for me was Phasma. Star Wars meets Mad Max Thunderdome/Fury Road, filling a particular hunger I did not know I had till I read it. Inter First Order intrigues; a clash of a regressed tribe of humans encountering SW tech and personnel; a quest story within a New Republic/Resistance vs FO spy story. Flawed, desperate humans trying to find their way to a better place following questionable leaders, using desperate tactics. Who Phasma is made clear. But no one in the book leaves their situation clean.
  2. Why Fantasy? Since SyFy is adapting Nightflyers, why don’t you adapt one of George’s other stories? Last I checked, he hasn’t sold the rights to any of the Tuf Voyaging stories.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Did George say definitively state that Targayean genetics are magic and therefore not subject to normal results of inbreeding: such as physical or mental deformities?
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Thank You, Guys :-)
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Q:. Has it ever been established how far South the White Walkers have been able to go? We all assume the war with the WWs will be fought and stay in the North. What if it's not? What if the WWs are able to attack on several fronts at once if the Wall comes down? A pincer movement starting in the North and the South moving towards the middle Like a fast moving ice age, couldn't the WWs take Dorne before Daenerys arrives in Westeros? The Dornish looking askance at those Northern Fairytales of an undead blue eyed army commanded by crystalline ice men, would be easy prey. Aren't all bets off once the Wall comes down? Water doesn't actually stop their : "...dead things in the water..." I was just looking at the map of Westeros in relation to Essos, if the WWs want to conqueror the World wouldn't they have a multi-prong attack?
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

    There is nothing in the Aeron chapter to suggest that Euron has successfully channeled any kind of "dreaming" power the way Bran has. IMHO, Euron is capturing members of different Faiths and Knowledge, i.e, Septons, Pryee, Aeron, is partially to degrade the Faith's they represent but also looking for someone who can help him gain information he can't acquire himself. He is actually correct in doing this. But he's also a fool. After what he's done to them, no one is likely to gibber out information even in a drunken stupor. Aeron, in fact, seemingly has a dream of the future, something akin to Bran's after being forced to drink the purple liquor. But he doesn't tell Euron that he sees him on the Iron throne, his head resembling a Kraken's. Or about the tall white woman who will be his Queen. Nor was he likely to. Unless, Euron merely forced Aeron to see a dream he himself is aware of to prove to his little brother he is God-like simply out of malice.
  7. Not if Jon's real name is Aegon and Connington's is a Fake or FAegeon, as he is generally considered. If he's a Blackfyre Targaryean and Ilyrio's son it is unlikely Dany will make a marriage alliance with him.
  8. The Warlocks didn't. They merely gave her the drink. The visions came from Dany herself and/or Quaithe. There is a theory that Quaithe is Dany's mother or possibly another female related to Dany. This has been postulated by Lady Gwen of Radio Westeros due to the fact Quaithe eyes are wet with tears when she meets Dany.
  9. Good catch. Could be. But I'm not convinced of your interpretation At the end of ADWD it seems pretty clear that Dany recognizes she is not made to rule and not made to settle down and grow life but conquer and bring revolutionary change to both Essos and Westeros. "Drink from the cup of fire, drink from the Cup of Ice..."might mearly be interpreted as advice that Dany will need to utilize both these aspects at different junctures to succeed. But it might be a reference to Jon as he physically embodies both Ice and Fire through his parents. Could mean something as simple as "heed Jon's words" or "marry Jon."
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

    I'm hoping he makes for KL ASAP!
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

    So much to speculate about on Euron. Is it possible in his raiding that he perceives how weak and chaotic Westeros has become and decides to raid KL instead of going to Mereen?
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

    Maybe they are but they are not aware of it because it dovetails so nicely with their own ambitions?
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

    Wow! Could Dany on Drogon be the tall terrible bride with hands of white fire? Danny marries Euron for his fleet and sitting on Drogon fries him. From his POV she looks like her hands are flame? Couldnn't be Brienne as Azor Ahai? Euron clearly wants submission and subservience.
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    [twow Spoilers] Arianne II, Part 2

    She could go after Daemon Sand returned and said it was safe. She still has Ravens she can send to Dorne about her situation. She should be using that as leverage. To my mind she is as much as likely to be killed or taken captive by Connington, or a returning Lannister/Tyrell forces. Her instincts tell her as much but, like Quentyn, she fails to listen out of a sense of duty, curiosity, youthful invincibility, and her own sense of self and Dorne's importance. A clue to Arrianne concerning marriage would've been how she was received. She was not received as a potential bride of a potential King. She was received as an envoy and now, likely, hostage. As others have stated, Connington wants FAegon to marry Dany. But Arrianne's only safety may be in either she or Elia seducing FAegon.