Aebram Posted January 23 Author Share Posted January 23 7 hours ago, Ran said: Jeff was a long-time member of the forum, a lawyer by profession and a former military officer, not someone given to lying. He also forwarded the mail to me, and I still have it. All the headers checked out. It's worth noting that that mail was sent to Jeff on the 29th of April... 8 days after George announced that he had turned in the manuscript for A Storm of Swords, which would be published in August. Joffrey did it in the book canon. It's that simple. Joffrey's is the only name explicitly connected to the crime within the text, and his reveal that he was "familiar" with Valyrian Steel is interesting... because David and Dan dropped that from the TV show precisely because they wanted to change it to someone else (Littlefinger, in the case of the show, which is all sorts of hilarious and makes me wonder if they'd read my GUCT which pinned it on him.) Thanks for providing this information. I certainly didn't intend to insult your friend; apologies if my words had that tone. But the email only tells us that the answer will be somewhere in ASOS. It doesn't tell us who the culprit is, or even which chapter contains the evidence. The arguments for Mance and Cersei both make use of text that is found in other parts of the same book. And the references to Joffrey consists entirely of other characters guessing that he did it; none of them present any hard evidence. So I think that the other theories still have merit ... unless you know something that the rest of us don't? Has George ever explicitly said or written that Joffrey is the culprit? Sandy Clegg 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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