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Which big war would you most want a novel of?

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Forget the main storyline. Let’s say GRRM finishes the main books and reveals that he’s also worked on a spinoff book set during one of the big wars of Westeros. Which war would you want it to be?

For my part, I’d want a book set during the First Blackfyre Rebellion. Daemon and Bittersteel are two of the most fascinating characters that aren’t in any of the books or novellas.

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11 minutes ago, Floki of the Ironborn said:

Forget the main storyline. Let’s say GRRM finishes the main books and reveals that he’s also worked on a spinoff book set during one of the big wars of Westeros. Which war would you want it to be?

For my part, I’d want a book set during the First Blackfyre Rebellion. Daemon and Bittersteel are two of the most fascinating characters that aren’t in any of the books or novellas.

Aegon's conquest? Like, maybe get a feel for the actual man and his sisters.

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30 minutes ago, Floki of the Ironborn said:

Forget the main storyline. Let’s say GRRM finishes the main books and reveals that he’s also worked on a spinoff book set during one of the big wars of Westeros. Which war would you want it to be?

For my part, I’d want a book set during the First Blackfyre Rebellion. Daemon and Bittersteel are two of the most fascinating characters that aren’t in any of the books or novellas.

First men invasion, andal invasion or maegor's life (his life were mostly wars).

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A war we've never heard of. I would love to see a book about the conflicts that occurred centuries before Aegon's Conquest, or centuries after the main series. Maybe Westeros rulling the world during a colonial era? Or living in a post-apocalyptic reality because of the second Long Night? A novel about Yi Ti or Asshai would be interesting too. 

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The Skagosi rebellion against the Starks during Daeron II rule. It's said to have lasted for years. I want to know what type of numbers Skagos could produce for an army. That way we'll have some idea of how many Skagosi soldiers mounted upon unicorns Rickon will lead into battle while he rides on top of Shaggy.

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I want to know precisely what was happening in the Riverlands during the war of the five kings. I'd love a spin off on the brotherhood without banners following Beric from the moment he leaves Kings Landing. 

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I don't believe in the legend of the 13th LC Night's King, but if it were in anyway true I would love to read more about it.  Also any of the slave rebellions in Volantis or anything in Asshai.

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Theon Stark's wars against the Andals, Vale, Sistermen, Ironborn, the Rills rebellion he suppressed and his decimation of the wildlings (although that last part is probably fairly boring given that the wildlings are a bunch of primitive nobodies). But his wars south of the Wall will make quite a story.

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2 hours ago, Quoth the raven, said:

I would have all I cared of war when the main story ends.  Mellisandre's childhood and training.  If it had to be about war the last great war between Valyria and Ghis.

I agree, I think it was a good move to set the Dunk novels after the major Blackfyre rebellion. There's only so much "the town was sacked, the men killed, the women raped" we need. Causes and aftermath of conflict is often more complex and interesting.

I guess a bit more on faith v early Targs could be good, because we haven't had as much of that kind of war.

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Dance of the Dragons, hands down. Not a 'telling', as it is written, but an actual novel with protagonists and secondaries and consistent dialogs. 

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16 hours ago, Lumosaca said:

A war we've never heard of. I would love to see a book about the conflicts that occurred centuries before Aegon's Conquest, or centuries after the main series. Maybe Westeros rulling the world during a colonial era? Or living in a post-apocalyptic reality because of the second Long Night? A novel about Yi Ti or Asshai would be interesting too. 

This basically

It wouldnt even have to be too far in the future; if we're assuming Westeros is currently in the middle of their version of the War of the Roses, that means pretty soon some sailor is gonna stumble on Americatos or something like that 

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4 hours ago, King Merrett I Frey said:

Dance of the Dragons, hands down. Not a 'telling', as it is written, but an actual novel with protagonists and secondaries and consistent dialogs. 

This or Aegon Conquest. Except definitely without an Aegon POV. Anything but that.

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The Dance of Dragons without a doubt. The political and personal struggles were epic just in a dialogue, if you flesh out the characters into people it would make for a compelling tale of the events that became legend, the despair of a house losing everything and beginning it's downfall.

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For me, The Century of Blood. You have Valyria, gone overnight, and everyone trying to fill the power vaccuum.

Some of historical Valyria might be nice. Though that was more backstabbing and plotting than war

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Robert’s Rebellion and The Dance of the Dragons would both be novels I’d love if I didn’t already know how they went. I’d probably go with something ancient and mysterious, so a novel involving the Long Night would be really interesting. 

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