Amph A Song of Ice and Fire: Spoilers Allowed Discussion Thread (now with ADWD spoilers)

Discussion in 'Community' started by MarcusP2, Jun 28, 2011.

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  1. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    Reading a Clash of Kings right now, just got to learn more about Ser Jorah Mormont.

    He's so cool.

    BEAR ISLAND!? He was born on BEAR ISLAND? WITH BEARS?

    He better stay alive.
  2. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    Just finished reading Book 4 and eagerly awaiting the next book. Two (?) more weeks is too long.
  3. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Count yourself lucky you only have to wait 2 weeks. Some of us have been waiting for 6 years.
  4. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Technically we've been waiting 10 for any news of Dany or Jon.

    Oh and the publishers have corrected their website and so have the booksellers...it'll be arriving here the same day as it does for everyone else. :p
  5. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    Lucky!? I've been a Dark Tower fan since 1987. It took until 2003 for Stephen King to finally reach the end of the gunslinger's quest and King almost died before he got there! Try waiting an average of 6-8 years between books, and being forced to read everything else for hidden clues and details of the Dark Tower universe while you wait. :D
  6. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    I am getting dangerously (and depressingly) close to the Red Wedding in my ASOS re-read. I am not looking forward to it.

    Amazing.
  7. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    'twas the only chapter I skipped in my re-read.
  8. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I skip to Joffrey and Tywin's comeuppances immediately afterward to make myself feel better.

    Reading about the aftermath (Robbwind, treatment of Catelyn) is even more depressing.
  9. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    Ten days. I walked over to the bookstore and reserved my copy, then bought book 2 of the Hunger Games to tide me over until the 12th.
  10. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    'twas the only chapter I skipped in my re-read.

    I thought about skipping it, but I read it. I remember that chapter being a lot longer the first time.

    Amazing.
  11. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    There's a huge lead-up to it, with the constant switching back-and-forth between Arya's and Catelyn's POVs.
  12. timmoishere Force Ghost

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  13. Sniper_Wolf Force Ghost

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    I'm halfway through A Feast for Crows. Put me in the minority who loves the novel (so far). A novel devoted to the Lannisters followed by one devoted to Jon, Dany, and Tyrion? =D=
  14. Point Given Mod of Literature and Community

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    Interestingly enough, it was the last chapter that Martin wrote for the book because it was difficult for him to kill off those characters.
  15. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    I have to admit I was so angry after the events of the Red Wedding. Actually, I think each major "death" from Ned Stark's to the apparent murder of his children just really pissed me off.
  16. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    Okay so nearly done with Clash of Kings.

    Renly's death was surprising to me. Have no idea how they're going to film both Melisandre birthing that weird shadow thing underneath Storm's End or Danaerys' vision quest....thing.

    Theon taking over Winterfell was rather shocking, but can he hold it?

    Probably finishing it tomorrow then on to Storm of Swords!
  17. Piltdown Force Ghost

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    Honestly, for the sake of your enjoyment of ASOS and AFFC, I hope you've not been reading this thread.
  18. RolandofGilead Manager Emeritus

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    I was just going to suggest the same thing...
  19. timmoishere Force Ghost

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    Well, on this page at least, there are references to the Red Wedding. But just that name by itself means nothing, so he'll be okay. But stay away until you're caught up!
  20. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    All I know is the name Red Wedding and loads of people die...don't know who. And no, I haven't been reading this thread, just posting.
  21. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    We should ban anyone who started reading since the show came out from sullying this thread with their n00bness. :p

    AFFC gets better each re-read, just because there's so much going on. Personally, I think that Ser Loras is fine. The news reaches Cersei from Lady Merryweather mostly, and nobody else seems to have much of an update on the Knight of Flower's suffering (except Qyburn, who IMO is like Littlefinger - a player).

    Be keen to hear what happens in retaliation for the Darkstar maiming Myrcella. Ser Arthur, aka the Sword of the Morning, sounds awesome by all accounts. Darkstar, in contrast, fails at killing little girls.

    ES
  22. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    But he is of the night.


    ...


    I hate Darkstar.
  23. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    At least Arys Oaktard had some vaguely defined sense of nobility. Dorkstar is just terrible.

    ES
  24. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    I get the vague impression that Balon Swann is actually competent, so if he could run into Darkstar and cut him into bloody pieces that would be outstanding. Or Areo Hotah, as boring as he is.

    I wonder if we'll return to King's Landing in ADWD, I hope to see the entrance of FrankenGregor.
  25. MrFantastic74 Jedi Grand Master

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    Man, I had better go and reread all the books before tackling ADWD. It's been so long since AFFC that I'm forgetting stuff. I'm sitting here shaking my head because I can't remember some of the characters you are mentioning, and some of the events are hazy too.

    Shame on me. Must... reread...

    Best series EVER!
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