Lord Varys Posted January 21, 2021 Share Posted January 21, 2021 8 minutes ago, The Winged Griffin said: After she gets the Dothraki, she will still have a lot of story to go through before the end of the book, if we assume TWOW will end with her landing on Dragonstone (or anywhere else in Westeros for that matter). The stroy could be told through the eyes of some other POV (most likely Tyrion) but I think 7 is plausible for her entire POV in TWOW, and maybe even a little short, given all that needs to be told, even if we have more than one POV to witness it all. We don't assume that. I don't even assume Daenerys is going to land on Dragonstone. Why should she bother with that island? If she has an army and a navy she will go for the big price - KL. Allies in Westeros she can look for while sitting on the Iron Throne - especially since that would make her much more attractive. But the idea that Dany could get to Westeros in TWoW is completely impossible. There are far too many plots that have to be dealt with before that happens ... namely her even deciding she is going to go west now. And that's not going to be the first idea she is going to have after she has taken over the Dothraki. With them at her back she could conquer Essos, basically. Why bother with Westeros in such a setting? The Targaryens were originally Valyrian dragonlords, and Valyria was in Essos. In a sense, Daenerys has come home. And the Dothraki are Essosi, too, who look down and don't give a damn about Westeros. A lot of things have to happen before they decide to go to Westeros now. And you have to keep in mind how far it is from Vaes Dothrak to the Narrow Sea. And how many ships they will need to get across. Vice versa, if Dany showed up at the end of TWoW then the story in Westeros wouldn't have progressed all that much, either. The story there will progress even slower since there are so many POVs there. And it is quite clear now that Dany will only show there when the situation in Westeros has consolidated some more, and there is the possibility to sort of build up a front against her. Which isn't the case at this point. While Aegon doesn't sit the throne there is no chance he wouldn't team up with Dany if she showed up. While Euron and Cersei don't have strong allies on the mainland they cannot really be a threat, either. While the Freys and Boltons are still around, their enemies would not even think about not allying with Daenerys. And so on. There is no chance that this is going to be rushed. We can, perhaps, expect that TWoW ends with Aegon on the Iron Throne. But even for that to happen things have to progress pretty fast. We should be already a quarter or third into the novel when we get what's now Arianne 3 - the chapter where she finally meets Aegon at Storm's End. And then they still have to fight the Tyrell army and win, the Dornishmen and others have to declare for Aegon, and they have to take KL. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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