Re: A Dance With Dragons: Speculation?
Alright, a hypothetical theory...
The author is trying to subtly place as many of the named valarian steel swords in the north as possible.
1.The wall will fall. Someone will blow some horn and the magic holding back the others will fail.
The watch will fall back to winterfell(jon snow,longclaw) at a very innoportune time.
2. The knights of the vale(lyn corbray,lady forlorn) march on winterfell pursued by someone loyal to the lanisters(randyl tarly, heartseeker)
3. Breinne survives, somehow( oathkeeper) and hears of sansas homecoming to winterfell. Stoneheart cat and company move to winterfell.
4. That guy with red rain (drum?) Just happens to be vacationing in winterfell at the time.
Talk about a party. Even before the others or the dragons show up we've got another war.
Prediction... Either corbray or tarly get wacked in the ensuing violence and bran/hodor show up to become the warging knight weilding heartseeker or lady forlorn, or both?. Does the bran/hodor combo remind anyone else of masterblaster from beyond the thunderdome?