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All just my theories. I feel like its reasonable. Obviously Varys and Ilyrio had to convince Connington. It's also possible Aegon is a bastard Targaryen, but I doubt he's actually who they claim he is.
Gotcha, just going off what I read. Just feel that it'd be hard to fool Connington, who certainly believes that Aegon is who he says he is.
Who do you think ends up as the other 2 dragon riders? I bet Tyrion ends up as one; there was some foreshadowing about him always dreaming of riding dragons as a kid. Other possibilities would be Victarion, Jon Snow, Aegon . . . don't think Daario or any of the mercenaries . . . . I think Euron gets eaten at some point . . . .
I think it'll be 2 guys, because that would be the mirror image of Aegon the Conqueror, who rode with his 2 sisters.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
"Soon comes the pale mare, and after her the others. Kraken and dark flame, lion and griffin, the sun’s son and the mummer’s dragon. "(Quaithe's Prophecy)
Who is the "mummer's dragon" if not Aegon? I know not all of the prophecies have to come to true but this one seems like a slam dunk. I know GRRM loves to mislead and troll but if he backs away from this one I think he loses some credibility.
There's some ambiguity there, though. Is the mummer's dragon a dragon that belongs to the mummer (Varys) or is it a false dragon?
Tyrion is logical. Seems like they are setting that up. He's going to have to dust off his blueprints for a saddle that fits him. Selmy would be logical. Long shot but thinking outside the box, the Dothraki won't cross the sea, but would they ride a "sky horse?" I really not sure where Martin is going with that storyline. I doubt it's Victarion. Iron Born would take the sea across and he doesn't seem like the type to follow the lead of a woman.
Bump.. Just finished a dance with dragons. It took me a year to read all 5 but I am finally done. Looking forward to finally being able to check out this thread.
I think Martin even said something to this effect once, that he envisioned the first half of the series be the steady pulling apart / tearing down of all the important players, with the latter half bringing them all together again. I think he admitted that he waited a little too long to begin phase 2.
GRRM just posted a new Winds of Winter chapter. From Arianne Martel's POV:
Just finished Dance With Dragons. Great ending but so many cliffhangers. I finished the entire series in a month and a half, it's so good. Makes me sad that I have to wait forever.
Did Jon Snow actually die at the end of ADWD or was this inconclusive? I thought from the way the chapter read was that he died. Don't see why they would just wound him and leave him alive.
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Inconclusive, though it may just be the fans (myself included) not wanting him to be dead. He is friends with Melisandre and we all know how red priests/priestesses can ressurrect people . . . .
Is there any idea at all when the next book is going to come out? I'm going to have to re-read the entire series first.
I'd guess 2015.
My vote is not dead. There have been many false deaths in the series, characters that were written like they died yet live.
- Bran twice (pushed out window, killed by Theon)
- Arya, end of book one (Yoren with the knife)
- Davos (sinks in Blackwater)
- Theon (The last thing Theon Gtryjoy saw was Smiler...)
- Samwell (coldhands)
- Arya (His axe took her in the back of her head)
And there are others. I cannot take credit for all this, I had to look back at Tower of the Hand: A Flight of Sorrows. It is a collection of essays that are great if you're itching for more. There are many great essays by different authors about the series. There is an entire chapter on this topic.
Tower of the Hand: A Flight of Sorrows: Alexander Smith, Miles Schneiderman, John Jasmin, Amin Javadi, Mimi Hoshut, Douglas Cohen, Stefan Sasse, Marc N. Kleinhenz: Amazon.com: Kindle Store
Brandon Sanderson, who took up the task of completing the book that Jordan started, is a fantastic author, and from what I've been told by fans farther along in the series than I is that he does the series absolute justice.
Prevailing theory is that he's only kind of dead. He'll warg into Ghost, and be a wolf. A lot of people believe this will be temporary, though they don't know how he''ll become human again. Though once he is, many fans also think that his "death" will clear him of his vows to the Night's Watch, allowing him to go south to deal with various things.
Now that i'm done, i've been checking out a bunch of theories. Man there is some crazy stuff going on that people have come up with. Jon as a son of Benjen Stark, R+L=J, Ser Robert Strong = Gregor + Robb. Some are just funny to think about, but some have some serious credibility.
Thought I'd read a chapter before bed. Turned out to be Edmure's wedding. Guess I'm not sleeping tonight...
Ah, the Red Wedding. I made the mistake of reading this by the pool while my kids were playing last summer. Completely caught me off guard. I'm not sure I said anything to them for at least a half hour.
Now you are caught up to the End point of the next season on HBO....
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I theory, right? We don't know that for sure do we?
Caught up in the books. Theories abou Jon Snow.
He was "killed", however, he will either be brought back to life by he lord of light ( through Melisandre). This will be done in secret, and his service to Castle Black is complete. Or he perpetrated a ruse to make everyone think he was dead so he would be able to go south to save Winterfell.
Additional theory. He is a Targaryen. He is also a Stark bastard, but not Ned. Ned's sister. Ned's sister had an affair with Prince Rhaegar, and Jon Snow is the result. That was Ned's promise to his sister on her death bed. To take care of her son.
That is what I'm hoping as I have commented above. I just don't know how you do the Red Wedding, introduce Lord Beric and the Reeds, everything with Jon Snow and the Night's Watch, Arya and the Hound, Danaerys in Astopor, and THEN everything that happens with Joffrey in 10 episodes! Especially with how long Martin takes to write. The producers might as well take advantage of the material they have.
Most rumors are that it will be two seasons. A clip from one article.
With the intent to split the books across Game of Thrones season 3 and 4, series creators Benioff and Weiss are attempting to figure out the best way to present George R. R. Martin’s goliath novels to television audiences.
I believe it's supposed to be episode 7 of season 3, but i'm not 100% sure.
I've also heard rumors they may kill Joffrey at Tyrion/Sansa's wedding, but not sure how that would actually work out.
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