Re: A Dance with Dragons - Discussion - WARNING: SPOILERS!
Illifer, Yes. My first posts back are straight to that point. I'm so glad you caught it. I whooped for joy when I read that very first phrase from Barristan.
Soooooo, where to start. Et tu, Bowen? Wow, since when did he grow a pair?!?! What was Jon thinking? He renounced his vows publicly!
I know Jon was not there for Brandon's capture, Rickard's arrest, Eddard's fall nor Robb's assassination, but all these Starks seem expose themselves to their enemies too easily. As soon as they do the honorable thing and send their loyal men away, they die.
I've got dibs on the name unJon. It's okay if he dies... Melisandre will get him up and moving before Bowen can burn him.
Connington. I like him. He is one of the main reasons I read this story. The same goes for Kevan. I almost cried when I realized he was the epiloge's POV.
Brienne the bitch? What?!?! Oh, no!
Ramsay is a monster. He makes Viserys and Joffrey look like rank amateurs. Some needs to kill him.... slowly. Someone needs to make Littlefinger, Cersei, and Tywin pay for Jeyne Poole.
I was stunned at how poorly Mance faced death and by how easily Rattleshirt beat Jon.
It turns out that Janos Slynt was a man to be treated like that. I consider that the joyous high point of ADWD. Although, the after knowledge that Rattleshirt got his was nice.
Penny? What to make of her... I don't know.
BFS. He's the man.
Drogon, Rhaegal, Viserion. Uncontrolled dragons are awesome! Smaug! Glaurung!
I do not think that Arya was one of Kevan's assassins. She has more to learn... and why would they send her to Westeros when they know she still has many people there that she wants to kill?
I was hoping Jorah would come back... and he did. But I want a Jorah POV. I want him to go after Lynesse.
Loras is fine. In the epilogue. Mace is mightily concerned with Margaery, but he claimed that his sons would retake the Shields. Since Mace only has three sons and one is a known cripple, that means Garlan and Loras. Loras will fight again... So I was most likely wrong that Loras is on his way to Mereen.
But what about Sansa? What about Brynden? What about Jeyne Stark?
And did Doran really send Ser Balon off without an army? Does he expect a stranger to hunt down Darkstar in the back hills and wastes of Dorne? Balon is a great archer and a good swordsman, but I imagine he's dead without support.
Quentyn... What was Doran thinking?
Where is Aeron? I was wrong... I thought he was going to die.