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Xray the Enforcer, July 14, 2011 in Still Reading
Another very good chapter - the placing of the sandsnakes in various areas of Kings Landing is brilliant as was the reveal of Ser Balon's evil plan!
An immensely frustrating chapter. I feel that Martin chose Hotah to purposely kept the reader out of the loop about the finer details of Doran's plan. Hotah as the narrator adds nothing to this chapter, other than the fact that he isn't there to think.
I wish that we had read this chapter from Arianne's PoV.
This chapter should really have been at the end of AFFC, it would have mirrored 'Captain of the Guards' very well and kept a suitable cliffhanger for the next book.
I doubt that Tyene is going to get on very well with the High Septon.
The sand snakes in King's Landing! Oooh. Let's see the fireworks!!
The only thing that disappointed me with this chapter was that I had hoped that Aegon's invasion had progressed a little longer. Otherwise it was fairly interesting.
I like that, in the end, Prince Doran can still command the loyalty of the Sand Snakes.
And Cersei's plot is hilarious. It's especially funny because it makes no sense and actually hurts rather than helps her-- which fits perfectly with how she's been ruling so far. For that reason, I agree with Loras that it belonged in Feast for Crows.
Even though I am now sworn to House Manderly I bloody love the Sandsnakes!
Very good chapter. I really like the Dornish chapters.
Any ideas who informed Doran about Cercei's plan to kill Trystane on the way to KL?
Very good chapter. I really like the Dornish chapters.Any ideas who informed Doran about Cercei's plan to kill Trystane on the way to KL?
He's the Prince of Dorne. Men seek his favor.
More plot and intrigue, good stuff. It'll be good to have the sand snakes positioned in Kings Landing when Aegon/Dany join with Dorne.
If they already have word of Aegon's fleet, they are probably a bit closer than you might think. I doubt they got word from a raven from the free cities. They more likely got the information from a ship that sailed just before Aegon/GC left and landed on Dorne's east coast who then sent a raven over. We also don't know how long ago they got this information.
It makes me think if Tyene had anything to do with Cersei last events in AFFC
I think not, because I think this scene is set after the end of AFFC. Wasn't Balon Swann still working his way to Dorne by the end of AFFC?
Yes the events take place after affc. Balon Swann had just arrived in Dorne before this chapter. Doran is just starting to set his pieces in motion
Random [crackpot?] theory that just popped in my head when reading this chapter. Is Septa Lemore perhaps Tyene's mother by Oberyn? Maybe that's why she was defrocked?
My crackpot theory is that Doran's informer is Lady Merryweather. She's so close to Cersei because she showed to her that she wasn't loyal to the Tyrells... but that doesn't mean she couldn't have some other loyalties that Cersei didn't think of. Our good Cersei was so obsessed with Highgarden that she didn't spare a thought about her other enemies in the Realm.
Is it really Gregor's skull? If yes, what is Qyburn doing in the dungeons of KL? Attempting a head transplant? If no, where did they obtain a skull of this size?
OREO HOTAH: THE LEAST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WOOOOOOOOOOOOORLD!
Ugh. Ughguhgughugh. UGH
I think I fell asleep twice.
Guys, I seriously think Doran was lying through his teeth to the Sandsnakes. He just wanted to get them riled up and listen to his commands, so he chose the easiest way to do it. There is no plot against Trystane.
WHY THE HELL WOULD CERSEI WANT TO KILL TRYSTANE?! It doesn't make any sense!! Which is completely in-character for Cersei.