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Xray the Enforcer, July 14, 2011 in Still Reading
Unexpected, but sweet chapter for one of the best characters in the series. Nice touch, George. :thumbsup:
Glad she has her sight back already, the blindness could really have been overdone - hoping she moves on pretty soon too, sick of the bloody house of monochrome
Very excited to see Arya learning to use her skinchanger skills, branching out from Nymeria was awesome.
Great chapter, I still hope she doesn't truly become no one. But learning all of their skills and then going back home to kick ass and chew sourleaf, would be good.
ohh my goodness that was a fun little chapter, I enjoyed it a lot. Arya has always been one of my favorites, I am glad the blindness was a learning tool, as well as a punishment. Forced deprivation made her learn to use more of her "other" senses :)
I'm hoping for more Arya this book!
I loved it! So glad to see Arya again :-)
I am wondering... Any chance the guy who died w/4 Golden Dragons in his pocket is someone we know?
Yay for the return of my favorite character to the story! :grouphug:
I love the way she used the cat in her waking life. Talk about using your other senses.
YAY an Arya chapter! and she got her sight back!
Seems all the Starks have a pretty decent grasp on their warging abilities now. Its a shame that Robb always seemed to push it away.
Cool to know that a fair amount of the wildlings should still be there by the time Jon sends his own ships too although it shall be interesting to see how Marsh takes a few thousand more arrivals.
A nice little chapter, not my favourite but it was good fun to catch up with events in Braavos.
Thoughts on 'The Blind Girl':
* The sea lord is sick. I wonder if this is the same sealord who signed the marriage agreement between Oberyn Martell and Willem Darry? We know that the Braavosi are not very fond of dragons, we know that Jaqen has a key to the citadel - where there just so happens to be a tome about The Death of Dragons - and now the sealord is sick. I don't think this is a coincidence. Who in Braavos doesn't want the dragons back on the Westerosi throne?
-> THEORY -> I wonder if the sealord had pledged his armada to the cause of the restoration of the dragons?
* The wildlings at Hardhome, it is interesting that the Lyseni have rescued some of them. Note that Jon said he would take the women and children first too, are these Wildlings going to be once bitten twice shy?
* We learn more about the customs of the House of Black and White - being escaped slaves has a great deal of emphasis in this chapter, I wonder if that is going somewhere.
* Loved Arya warging the cat!
Cool Arya chapter. Lots of fun. Looking forward to her future chapters.
Interesting thoughts about the sea lord :)
Interested to see what Arya's arc will be. Loved her warging into the cat!
She warged into the cat already in Feast:
That night she dreamed she was a wolf again, but it was different from the other dreams. In this dream she had no pack. She prowled alone. bounding over rooftops and padding silently beside the banks of a canal, stalking shadows through the fog.
Is getting hard to see Arya ever being part of the story again, it's like she has become a story of her own. She's been my favorite but sure don't like her becomeing a paid killer.
This isn't based on any future (if any) Arya chapters (I haven't read them, if any) but I have a theory that Arya will be sent to Westeros to complete some task as part of her training (to kill John perhaps? Or Sansa?) and will be faced with the decision to complete the task and thus truly become "no one" or not to and to remain Arya Stark. I think she's got far too much Lyanna and wolfsblood in her to ever become "no one." Arya may be being trained by the Faceless Men, but she is Stark through and through.
She's too free spirited to be no one. She's the kind of person who lets her emotions get the better of her. When she has to make the choice she'll choose her family
Absolutely love this chapter... so much fun to see my favorite character in the series
Arya will never be "no one", she enjoys too much warging nymeria, she is wolf to the bone. but i do believe that for her "final test" she will have to kill someone of her family. she wont do it so she will be a full trained assassin in Westeros :thumbsup:
Watch out Cersei :laugh:
BTW - The having to kill a family member thing reminds me a bit of the Unsullied and their puppies. And we know how GRRM likes these little parallels in his writing. I suppose we shall see. Hopefully in ~3 years rather than 6.
Really enjoyed Arya warging into the cat. You can't keep a good stark down.