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Old 07-26-2011, 11:17 PM   #931
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:17 AM   #932
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I think I'm going to pick up the pace on Book 4 alottt because I can't wait to get to book 5. I cant say how many pages im in because I have it as an e-book but I think I'm farther then everyone else who's currently reading book 4.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:21 AM   #933
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I'm gonna burn my copy of ADWD now that Im done with it.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:23 AM   #934
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I'm gonna burn my copy of ADWD now that Im done with it.

It was that bad? Alot of the reviews were positive that I saw...or are you making a Dragon joke?
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:35 AM   #935
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It was that bad? Alot of the reviews were positive that I saw...or are you making a Dragon joke?
Its not that. Dont ask.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:47 AM   #936
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A brief review:
It was a bitch to read when it came to Dany, Jon, Tyrion, Quentyn and even Arya's chapters. When reading them I felt like I was reading the same chapters all over again. I never thought I would ever find Jon, Tyrion or Arya's chapters ever boring or repetitive...
Dany was either mooning over Daario or acting like a bitch, her transformation back to the girl she was in AGOT and ACOK only made her previous development to a queen the more ridiculous. Jon's chapters were all about saving wildlings and Bowen Marsh's scowls. Tyrion kept being passed around from captivity to another one. Quentyn's plot line was useless as bulltits.Theon, Davos, Bran and Griff saved ADWD from becoming a disaster though.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:52 AM   #937
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short story prequels starring dunk and egg. dunk is a hedge knight who ends up being the lord commander of the king's guard (duncan the tall) and egg is a targaryan prince who ends up as the unlikely king since the heirs ahead of him died or abdicated (aegon, maestre aemon's younger brother) .

they both died due to the tragedy at summerhall.
it takes place a few generations before the current stories.


Aemon mentions egg a time or two.

I'm at 350 in book four, which is a little different than it was for me because I switched to hardcover and there aren't as many pages. But anyway:

Arys Oakheart just died.

I like the Dornishmen characters, the whole culture of it all, but something needs to happen up there other than them just griping about prince Doran. The Brienne stuff was starting to drag for me, but it got a good shot in the arm last night when she reached the whispers. And I'm torn on Arya in the house of Black and White. I like fiesty headstrong Arya.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:55 AM   #938
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Aemon mentions egg a time or two.

I'm at 350 in book four, which is a little different than it was for me because I switched to hardcover and there aren't as many pages. But anyway:


I like the Dornishmen characters, the whole culture of it all, but something needs to happen up there other than them just griping about prince Doran. The Brienne stuff was starting to drag for me, but it got a good shot in the arm last night when she reached the whispers. And I'm torn on Arya in the house of Black and White. I like fiesty headstrong Arya.
Patience!

I'm reading book 5 now, I'm afraid of opening this thread and reading spoilers lol
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:40 PM   #939
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Aemon mentions egg a time or two.

I'm at 350 in book four, which is a little different than it was for me because I switched to hardcover and there aren't as many pages. But anyway:



I like the Dornishmen characters, the whole culture of it all, but something needs to happen up there other than them just griping about prince Doran. The Brienne stuff was starting to drag for me, but it got a good shot in the arm last night when she reached the whispers. And I'm torn on Arya in the house of Black and White. I like fiesty headstrong Arya.
Dont expect much from AFFC, its the weakest among the 5. Dorne people are one of my favorites as well. Book 3 spoiler in white:
Oberyn had mad swag!
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I have 15 chapters left and since I'm not going be reading when I go on vacation I'm planning on finishing this book up before the end of the weekend.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:45 AM   #941
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So I went on a huge tear and read a bunch of pages a few nights back but never finished off the book... What the f*ck is going on here... gonna try like hell to finish the last 80 pages tonight. Will this be addressed by the end of the second book.


It's not really adressed for a while. I could explain it to you if you like.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:26 AM   #942
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So I went on a huge tear and read a bunch of pages a few nights back but never finished off the book... Hodor is the Mountain's son What the f*ck is going on here... gonna try like hell to finish the last 80 pages tonight. Will this be addressed by the end of the second book .


are you at the Battle of Blackwater?
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:28 AM   #943
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So pissed. i got my box set yesterday, brought it home, started reading it in the bathroom and left it there, then this morning i accidentally knocked the book into the toilet
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:07 AM   #944
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Yea that's what I was talking about, but I finished the book last night. So it's all good

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@ toilet book.. that sucks bud..


I don't think they fully explain it until later. The small folk are telling stories of Renly's ghost being on the battlefield, but it's mostly not believed, I think mainly stated by Cersei and Tyrion. But there is an explanation for it ... I just don't think it comes until much much later. Late in book 3 I think it is.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:15 AM   #945
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Ah, right on.. I read them say it was a ghost. I figured it might be someone else (maybe the knight of flowers) dressed in his suit or just a lie altogether


Your guess is as close as you're capable of being at this point.
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