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Raven_Lunatic
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Tell me what I missed about A Song Of Ice And Fire? (spoilers)

So I've read a bunch of discussions about ASOIAF, and I keep getting suprised by what *everyone* knows. I'm bad at picking up subtleties from a text, whereas these people scrutinize every minor turn of phrase and learn something. For instance, I've found out that it's considered obvious that:

 

-Jon is really Rheagar and Lyanna's son.

 

-Renly was gay, and his lover was Sir Loras.

 

-The Hound survived (and became a monk).

 

Sorry if I sound stupid not knowing these things. So naturally, I'm asking myself what else I missed and haven't come across on an internet discussion yet.

 

Does anyone have anything else I should know about ASOIAF?

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paulgoatallen
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Re: Tell me what I missed about A Song Of Ice And Fire? (spoilers)

Raven:

Reading ASOIAF is, in my opinion, a mammoth undertaking, right up there with Steven Erikson's The Malazan Book of the Fallen and Goodkind's Sword of Truth saga.  And like you, when a new installment is eventually released, I've forgotten much of the stuff that has already transpired! I mean, how long was the wait for A Feast of Crows? Five years, right? And the wait for this next one has been almost as long (not that I'm faulting GRRM! Writing this story is a herculean job!) On that note:

 

On George's blog, he wrote on February 19th, 2009, that "I am trying to finish the book by June. I think I can do that. If I do, A DANCE WITH DRAGONS will likely be published in September or October."

 

If the book really is released this fall, you can bet that it'll be featured here and we can share our opinions/dissect it and the entire series thus far...

Paul 

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Bradinator1
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Re: Tell me what I missed about A Song Of Ice And Fire? (spoilers)


Raven_Lunatic wrote:

So I've read a bunch of discussions about ASOIAF, and I keep getting suprised by what *everyone* knows. I'm bad at picking up subtleties from a text, whereas these people scrutinize every minor turn of phrase and learn something. For instance, I've found out that it's considered obvious that:

 

-Jon is really Rheagar and Lyanna's son.

 

-Renly was gay, and his lover was Sir Loras.

 

-The Hound survived (and became a monk).

 

Sorry if I sound stupid not knowing these things. So naturally, I'm asking myself what else I missed and haven't come across on an internet discussion yet.

 

Does anyone have anything else I should know about ASOIAF?


 

I missed all of that except I would have guessed the Hound survived and it had something to do with the monastery that his horse was found at. So don't feel bad. There's like 3 or 4 hundred main characters in this one, who could keep up?

 

Brad

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