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A Song of Ice & Fire - Rant & Rave (Spoilers for all books)

May 20, 2012 09:10PM
So, I just finished A Dance with Dragons and I can't believe I was so stupid to begin a series where I don't even know when the next book will come out. I want to know how it goes on and how it ends!

Jon can't be dead! I really hope it's just another bluff, just like with Davos and Tyrion and Theon (though I never cared much for Theon). And where's Sam? And why did he have to kill Quentyn when we'd just began to know him?

And really, it's more than 5,000 pages of text already and I sometimes feel with some stories we've barely scratched the surface. I so desperately want to find out what was the deal with Lyanna Stark, Rhaegar Targaryen and Robert Baratheon. I think in the first volume, it's hinted that Rhaegar raped and killed her (or she killed herself) but then everything else we've learnt about Rhaegar seems to point in another direction. I loved how the author by-and-by revealed the backstory of Mad King Aerys, and how he came to be mad, and why Jaime killed him - I actually began to like Jaime (and ship Jaime/Brienne, like mad) when after the first book I was less than impressed with him. I still don't like Cersei, but I understand her better now.

I think my favourite character is Tyrion, just because he's so very much neither good nor bad.

I didn't care much for the Lysa/Petyr-storyline, but then I think the author didn't have a very strong grasp of Lysa's character. She was one of the worse characterisations for me, and I can't say I mourned her very much. I think the whole Jon-Arryn-storyline started strong but then began to sag and in the end the author didn't know what to do with Lysa anymore.

I'm also rather meh about Arya and that weird Braavosi temple; I liked Arya better when she wasn't involved in that weird cult.

Overall, though, in spite of some weaknesses, I'm a fan now and I want more! How about you? Anyone else a fan?

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A Song of Ice & Fire - Rant & Rave (Spoilers for all books)

Mari A.May 20, 2012 09:10PM


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