Lord Varys Posted May 22, 2020 Share Posted May 22, 2020 4 minutes ago, Ran said: I can't recall anything about discussion back then, but I suspect the chapter in question is indeed Drogon in the pit. That chapter in the form that I have it in the pre-AFfC split partial manuscript, did not contain anything to do with an assassination attempt on Dany, her being married, or Dany riding off on Drogon. Would the version of the chapter you have there be more or less the way it is described here? There are quite a few deviations from the later setting there, for instance, the Sons of the Harpy are known as 'the Sons of Ghis' in that version. As I said, the reading this is based on would have ended with Barsena being devoured by Drogon. But since George says in your interview there he has rewritten that chapter so often that it had many different endings, meaning the decision to have her fly out of Meereen may have been a later change. With Dany's story one can more easily assume that George always continued the story at the point he tried to start it after the gap, with things that would have happened during the gap being rearranged and combined with the story as it continued since Dany was a completely separate plot thread at the time. There would have been little chronological problems there before any other characters showed up unlike, say, with Arya, were the Mercy chapter didn't make it into either AFfC nor ADwD. And to be true, to our knowledge we don't know how the Dany and Aegon plots worked in the gap scenario and how things went there with Tyrion and all the other people going to Dany. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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