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Old 11-19-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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Game of Thrones (Spoilers up the wahzoo)

This is the place to talk everything related to the book series A Song Of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin and the TV show it is based on, Game of Thrones. Use spoiler warnings if you want to go talk book spoilers. Enjoy!

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Old 11-19-2014, 07:13 PM   #2
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To begin, how about predictions on when the next book will come out?
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I've seen some news articles recently predicting that it'll come out right after season 5, which seems plausible. I really hope it isn't too much later or I'll probably have to reread the series to remember certain details haha
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:18 PM   #5
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I think he can get it out sometime next year. For one, he's taking a break from interviews and even writing his usual single episode for the show to focus on writing and he has posted a number of chapters already. Too bad he literally only writes at his house apparently.
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:21 PM   #6
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Yeah he's stated that he never writes anywhere else, and he seems to take most of the trips that he gets offered :/ maybe he'll just release the book in the form of consistently posting single chapters online like he's been doing, there's already like five or something
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:25 PM   #7
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Yeah lol. I'm glad he posted something tbh. They've all been great. The Arya one and Theon chapter especially were great.
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:27 PM   #8
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I haven't read any I want to save it for when the whole book comes out, and it's not like anything important happens in them anyway they're just meant to be cockteases
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:35 PM   #9
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Actually you would be pretty surprised. He really doesn't seem to be hiding anything in the released chapters. Seems like tons of important things happen. Theon and Barristan's especially. Arya not so much, but it was satisfying in a different way.
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I just hope his heart holds up to finish one more book. Hes not gonna be able to finish the series imo.
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:48 PM   #11
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I always laugh at the jokes about his health but I trust the guy when he says he is in fine health and refuses to die before finishing the books.

All I have is hope.....now that I think....about it.....oh god......
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On the bright side its unlikely GRRM will die via beheading.
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Idk, fans can be pretty fucked up....
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Actually you would be pretty surprised. He really doesn't seem to be hiding anything in the released chapters. Seems like tons of important things happen. Theon and Barristan's especially. Arya not so much, but it was satisfying in a different way.
I read the end of barristan's and the battle still hasn't started, and I thought the theon one took place before we last saw him in ADWD
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I read the end of barristan's and the battle still hasn't started, and I thought the theon one took place before we last saw him in ADWD
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The Barristan chapter I read was during the battle with the Yunkai and slavers people, and some surprise allies show up at the end. Theon's chapter was with him in Stannis' captivity, and Stannis proves to be alive (unlike in Ramsey's letter to Jon) and pretty damn ready for a fight with the Boltons and Freys. I'm pretty sure the Boltons are gonna take some hard hits in this fight.
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Im probably gonna have to re-read all the books if I catch wind the next one is coming out for sure. Memory is getting foggy.
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I'm dying to re read them just cuz I want to but I've been struggling to make it through the Malazan series. Fucking 12000 pages probably. Been at that one for a year maybe.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:07 AM   #18
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Book rankings and if you want, explain why.

Storm of Swords > Game of Thrones > Clash of Kings = Feast For Crows > Dance With Dragons
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I just know A Feast for Crows was my least favorite.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:37 AM   #20
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It used to be mine but it really grew on me. Dance is mostly brought down by the irritating parts of dany's chapters (fifty shades of daario fucking naharis)
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Just can't handle that much Brienne.
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Brienne's chapters are actually rather interesting, once I got used to them. Cersei's are cool too despite how much I hate her as a person
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Idk if I should say but SPOILER


The Barristan chapter I read was during the battle with the Yunkai and slavers people, and some surprise allies show up at the end. Theon's chapter was with him in Stannis' captivity, and Stannis proves to be alive (unlike in Ramsey's letter to Jon) and pretty damn ready for a fight with the Boltons and Freys. I'm pretty sure the Boltons are gonna take some hard hits in this fight.

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Hmm I'll have to reread that because last I saw he was about to start the battle after innermonologuing for ten pages, and yeah I knew Stannis would be alive. Still though, my friend and I agreed that Ramsay's letter was so stressful to read lol
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It used to be mine but it really grew on me. Dance is mostly brought down by the irritating parts of dany's chapters (fifty shades of daario fucking naharis)
Haha yeah Dany's storyline doesn't get interesting until the last few chapters, but then they're the highlights of the book for sure like with DROGON, that was the best scene in the book series since Storm of Swords honestly.

Storm>Game>Clash>Dragons>Feast

Despite its flaws I still love Feast, it's so bleak and melancholic and the prologue and epilogue is so mysterious/intriguing/atmospheric I love it
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Haha yeah Dany's storyline doesn't get interesting until the last few chapters, but then they're the highlights of the book for sure like with DROGON, that was the best scene in the book series since Storm of Swords honestly.

Storm>Game>Clash>Dragons>Feast

Despite its flaws I still love Feast, it's so bleak and melancholic and the prologue and epilogue is so mysterious/intriguing/atmospheric I love it
A big difference in my love for Feast over dragons is that I care soooo much more for whats going on in the Seven Kingdoms versus the eastern cities.
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A big difference in my love for Feast over dragons is that I care soooo much more for whats going on in the Seven Kingdoms versus the eastern cities.
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Jaime's chapters were an AFFC highlight. It's so powerful when his storyline in that book ends with him burning Cersei's letter. There were way too many Brienne and Cersei chapters, but looking back I can appreciate the slow buildup since their storylines became amazing by the books end. ADWD is so great in its beginning and end though, and I love the stuff on the Wall. Both books drag a lot though, especially in their middles.

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It just shows how much of a fanboy I am that I love every second of both, although I did think they dragged when I first read them. Actually I used to think Clash dragged in the early half.

One of my least favorite POV characters is Theon, but his chapters are some of my favorites in Dance after he become Reek.
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Theon's chapters are probably a main reason why it only took me a few months to read ADWD and not a lot longer, they were definitely the most interesting parts especially around the middle and with all the Jeyne Poole/Arya stuff
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SPOILER

Thoughts on Jon Snow's fate at the end of ADWD?
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