Mourning Star Posted March 21 Share Posted March 21 (edited) 5 hours ago, the trees have eyes said: The cycle of the seasons is irregular in Planetos but we are now in Autumn so Braavos is colder than it would be in Summer. The climate is not fixed all "year" round and the seasonal swings are greater the further north you go. It's entirely possible that Dany spent a few summer years in Braavos and that Willem Darry, who died of a wasting sickness in a hot Summer, presented very differently to Aemon, who died of extreme old age in a dank Autumn. The author changing his mind between Tyrosh and Braavos is the most likely cause of the discrepancy / inconsistency theories. Is it possible? In 299 the longest summer in living history has ended, lasting 10 years 2 turns and 16 days. People classically believe Dany to have been born in 284. Making her about 5 when the most recent summer started. According to the Wiki, Dany was about 5 years old when Willem Darry died. I think both the repetition of the Braavos/lemon inconsistency in later works and GRRMs answers to fan questions point to there being more to the story than an unintentional error. In addition, the lemon tree is not the only inconsistency, just the most obvious. For instance, Braavos is a city built of stone, not wood, it smells of fish not flowers, how can stone blocks be torn from the walls of Dragonstone when it’s not made of blocks (but fused stone), and there were no Usurper’s knives before the wine merchant. Its not that we can’t come up with an explanation for any one discrepancy, but rather that the number of discrepancies gives weight to the idea that there is an underlying misconception. Edited March 21 by Mourning Star Sandy Clegg and Khal Rhaego Targaryen 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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