The Human Abstract Posted October 12, 2014 Share Posted October 12, 2014 Show me the rules and limitations of magic in this world that Martin has created. Because as far as I know, there are none. If someone simply plunged a newly made sword into their lover's chest and it became magical, you would think that George had jumped the shark, and it would be terrible writing. It just doesn't work. To me, the two most likely interpretations are: 1) Lightbringer is a literal sword of some sort, but the story has become exaggerated over the years and "legendary" in nature. 2) Lightbringer is not a literal sword, and the story is metaphorical. 3) The story is true and the sword is quite magical, but the actual true "cause and effect" have been lost over the year.s 1 & 2 seem most likely to me, but -- given he author's love of symbolism -- I tend to favor 2. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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