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Didn't GRRM rule him out as Coldhands?
This post was edited by AlligatorDundee 15 months ago
Hope we get a Howland Reed POV/flashback in the sixth book.
If he did, I missed it.
My line of thinking is that it is someone from Bloodraven's era.
What is your guess?
Benjen was my guess too. May be wrong about the GRRM part. I can't remember. Outside of him, I have no idea.
I wanna know where H'Gar is. And if that's The Hound out there on that island with the priests.
I'm pretty sure that the person once known as Jaqen is now in Oldtown and goes by the name "Pate".
Regarding The Hound, I absolutely do believe he is the tall grave digger that Brienne sees from a distance in A Feast For Crows.
I seem to remember the Children of the Forest that Bran meets suggest Coldhands died long ago, which hints that it is not Benjen Stark. I have no idea who else it could be though.
As for not enjoying 4 and 5 as much, I suggest re-reading them. You will notice how much is set up and how expansive the setting really gets. (Except for most Brienne chapters, which I could barely stomach.) The below excerpt is one of the reasons I loved book 5.
"Foes and false friends are all around me, Lord Davos. They infest my city like roaches, and at night I feel them crawling over me.” The fat man’s fingers coiled into a fist, and all his chins trembled. “My son Wendel came to the Twins a guest. He ate Lord Walder’s bread and salt, and hung his sword upon the wall to feast with his friends. And they murdered him. Murdered, I say, and may the Freys choke upon their fables. I drink with Jared, jape with Symond, promise Rhaegar the hand of my own beloved granddaughter…but never think that means I have forgotten. The north remembers, Lord Davos. The north remembers, and the mummer’s farce is almost done. My son is home."
I'm about to re-read the whole series (book 1 is actually what I dread the most) to kill some more time before he finishes the 6th book. Are the Dunk and Egg books any good? It sounds like we'll have at least 2 years until the next book is out, so that's plenty of time to kill.
I recommend the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan or A Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.
Never finished the WoT series. I'm seriously thinking about rereading the books from book 1 and going all the way to the end. Is this worth it? I've read up until book 10 I believe but I lost interest and too much time off between reading the books where I lost interest.
Unless one wants to be extremely frustrated by starting another series that is no where near close to being finished, I would suggest "Mistborn" by Sanderson, over "A Way of Kings".
The Mistborn trilogy is probably somewhere between the 2nd and 5th best series I've ever read. The Mistborn books will make an incredible set of movies one day.
This post was edited by cstory80 15 months ago
What all books take place in the SOIAF universe? I know Martin has written many other books, but would anyone mind listing the ones that are actually in that specific world. I know that:
Dunk and Egg books (but how many are there?)
Lands of Ice and Fire
are all part of it. Are there others?
The Dunk and Egg stories are not books. They've appeared in fantasy/sci-fi compilations. I believe that I've heard the Dunk and Egg stories referred to as "novellas", which means they pretty much are something between a short story and a short novel. There have been 3 Dunk and Egg novellas so far.
"Lands of Ice and Fire" is the only other book in the SOIAF universe, as far as I know. Of course I am not counting the cookbooks and that type of nonsense.
Jordan dies after book 11, I think. Sanderson finishes. I loved them. Last book just came out a few months ago.
Good to hear. I just bought that series. I'm gonna start it after I finish FNL on Netflix.
Interested in hearing your 1-5 rankings.
I wish more writers had the work ethic that Brandon Sanderson has shown over the last couple of years. The man is a machine.
It's a list that changes from day to day, but here is my favorite fantasy series list as it exists today.
1. ASOIAF - George RR Martin
2. The Belgariad and The Mallorean - David Eddings. I think this one has more to do with positive sentimental thoughts, more than the actual quality of the writing. These were the first big fantasy series that I read as a very young teen.
3. Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
4. - "The Prince of Nothing" series - R. Scott Bakker. Imagine a world and story darker and heavier than anything George RR Martin has written.
5. - "The Godless World" series - Brian Ruckley
5a. - "The First Law Trilogy" - Joe Abercrombie. Probably the most funny fantasy series I've read.
5b. - "Kushiel's Legacy" series - Jacqueline Carey
What is your Top-5?
I also read a lot of realistic fiction set during the time of the Roman and Greek eras.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by cstory80 15 months ago
I've read the first two Dunk and Egg novellas and I enjoyed them. They give you more insight into some of the history and traditions of Westeros. I will probably read the 3rd soon.
not gonna happen. I just hope that there is a Howland Reed POV is written, and only to be released if (when) GRRM dies before he finishes the series.
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
I'm always shocked no one mentions The Malazhan Book of the Fallen. Great series if you want some high fantasy. First three books are amazing.
Just finished book five, so I thought I'd pop in here, bump the thread and ask how you all deal with the anxiety of waiting for the next installment.....
Time and change will surely (truly) show
How firm thy friendship ... OHIO!
Reread the books and realize you've missed so many subtle things.
Does anyone share my fear that at some point Dany might snap in the same way that her father did after Duskendale? Remember, The Mad King wasn't always The Mad King.
Also, at the End of "A Dance With Dragons" Arya is told she will be going to Izembaro. Is Izembaro a place or a person? If it is a person, have we already met this person under a different name?
I was reading a lot of speculation right after Dragons came out in which people thought it could be a place. I was in the camp that thought it was a person. Why do you believe it is a he?
Also, of course we don't know for certain if we've met this person. I was wondering if people had any opinion as to whether or not we've met this person.
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