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  1. Brother Seamus

    Is Young Griffs invasion filler?

    Exactly. They didn't see Dany coming. never gave her much thought because of her gender. a pawn to be moved around, no will of her own.
  2. Brother Seamus

    Is Young Griffs invasion filler?

    long ago it was apparent that there was some inconsistency to be resolved between the notion that Varys and Illyrio had been behind Dany getting married off to Khal Drogo so he would support Viserys in invading Westeros, and the fact that Varys was also behind the long-term grooming of Aegon. my resolution was that Aegon was always the real candidate Varys was behind, and the plan was to either: (a) have Viserys and the Dothraki invade first, to (1) soften up Westeros for Aegon by depleting westerosi armies; (2) discredit Viserys, who Varys has already realized has no business being king; (3) set Aegon up to ride in as the savior hero, who can rally the (presumably, at that point) beleaguered westerosi lords and people to his cause. Or, (b) in the alternative, Viserys would fail to get the Dothraki behind him and end up getting himself killed or get lost with the Dothraki in the great grass sea, and thus out of the way. Either helps Aegon. this plan went down the tubes due to Dany's unexpected survival and success with the Dothraki, the genuine love of Khal Drogo for Dany, Viserys antagonizing Drogo enough to get himself killed, and finally Drogo's death, Dany's survival and the birth of the dragons. So, the current situation, where there are two (supposedly) legit Targaryen pretenders was unexpected and Varys and Illyrio are playing it by ear, improvising, doing their best, but they have largely lost control over the situation, mostly due to Dany's actions after the birth of the dragons, culminating on the conquest of slavers bay, emancipation of slaves, etc., and now, secondarily, because Aegon has decided to say screw you guys Im not waiting for Dany any longer I'm going home. to westeros. I think all of this was unanticipated by Varys and Illyrio.
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    TWoW - Arya Stark

    I wager she's on a ship for westeros by the half-way through wow. She never goes back to the FM or the players after killing Raff. She knows she's gone too far and flees. The next Arya chapter after Mercy has her boarding a ship for westeros. and, of al the ways she could go once she arrives, I predict she goes to her wolf first. I don't think the FM will pursue her, or in any case it won't be a major plot point.
  4. Brother Seamus

    References and Homages

    I agree Perkin Warbeck seems to be the best inspiration for Aegon (fake or not; I think he is fake).
  5. Brother Seamus

    How do i find or read sample chapters?

    yeah. what they did with the show is mash/transposition from the novels
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    [Book Spoilers] EP310 Discussion

    I agree. I don't understand the complaints. we don't hear anything about catelyn's body for several chapters after the rw, and LS is revealed in the epilogue. in the book we're allowed to believe she's completely dead for half the book. if they're doing it right we don't see LS until the last episode of season 4.
  7. same here. hadn't read fantasy or sci fi since high school. thought it was too low-brow. started GOT Oct 2012 because I was/am thinking about writing a historical novel, and I wanted to see how a successful popular novel (that's kind of like a historical novel) was written. boom. totally hooked. read all 5 books in a about 3 weeks. it did not even occur to me until I was near the end of DWD that the series wasn't finished!! re-read again in March. I'm obsessed. i'm still hoping wow comes out by xmas 2013. please GRRM, write write write.