Sandy Clegg Posted February 3 Share Posted February 3 (edited) Quote Longclaw is Valyrian steel, but I'm not. The Halfhand could have killed me as easy as you swat a bug." Sam handed back the sword. "When I try to swat a bug, it always flies away. All I do is slap my arm. It stings." - AFFC, Samwell I I was wondering whether this throwaway line might be an instance of GRRM burying big clues in small moments? My reread has thrown up a lot of these lines recently, so might be worth a longer post, but this one leapt out at me. So, we are told that the breaking of the Arm of Dorne was done deliberately by the COTF to slow the Andal invasion, but what if this is an instance of history 'misremembering' events? Perhaps the magical 'hammer', be it calling down a meteor or other destructive object, was intended to strike a different target - an enormous, living target? But the bug was not swatted, and instead it hit the 'arm'? Causing quite a sting indeed! EDIT: not Andals, but First Men, obvs. Thanks @sweetsunray Edited February 3 by Sandy Clegg Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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