Jamie kind of slaps you in the face with it when he's meeting with Lancel. Lancel intends to join them (I can't remember what they're called), and Jamie can't understand why Cersei would agree to it when the Targaryens spent 200 years trying to get them disarmed.
I know I'm not supposed to, but I like Cersei ... almost like I've been sucked in through the text just like the characters, because she's hot and charming. Even with the background of knowing her dark secrets and motives, I still find myself liking her. She wipes out the crazy broad chart.
I would not be opposed to her winding up truely at war with the faith, because I already dislike the new High Septon, and her having an enemy I dislike will allow me to like her more, and I can relate already to disliking religous fanatics anyway.
I despise Walder Frey. He cannot get it bad enough as far as I'm concerned, and he better, or I will be exceptionally disappointed.
I bought the paperback for reading and the hardcover for my collection. Had to buy the hardcover for the 5th book though since it came out earlier.
I got the paperback right off the bat in the bundle thing. It was really cheap. And later when I went to grab the new book, it was only available in hardcover, so I got the rest in hardcover as well. It was an expensive proposition. Like 120 bucks or something for the five books. But I prefer reading hardcovers for some reason.
I've made some extra hay reading wise over the weekend here. I have about 150 pages left in book four. I just finished the Princess in the Tower chapter (I find it odd that here in book four he gets cutesy with the chapter titles instead just using names). It's where Arianne is imprisoned and she finally gets to speak with her father Oberon Martell. What a spectacular turn of events making the Dornish all the more interesting. I'm convinced her brother is already with her across the narrow sea.
that's why I said damn it. I'll still get it to see what it's all about.. It would be nice to see some gameplay, I was hoping one of the links would have it. Guess we gotta wait a little longer for that.
i wonder how hard it'll be to build up a dragon unit.
and how would they balance the factions? Targs would be ridiculously overpowered if they follow the books.
I finally got a chance to read further into book 3. I read earlier in some posts that Walder has something to do with the demise to a certain wolfling. I can't say that the wolfling didn't have it coming after he broke the arrangement. But I haven't read much further than that, so maybe there is more to it.
I've officially f*cking had it with book four. It STINKS. F*cking STIIIIIINKS.
I'm skipping to book five and I'll just look something up if I don't get a reference.
Book four was definitely a chore, but it's got a few moments of note.
The Arys Oakheart chapter where he meets up with Hotah ... Cersie's introduction to the new High Septon, and her bargain with him to get Tommen blessed ... and the last 100 pages.
Other than that, yeah it can be a bit trying. The Arya / Cat of the Canals stuff was exhausting. I actually fell asleep during one of the chapters.
I also was amused by the post script, about how book four and five happen concurrently, and the need to point that out, when the entire series has required you to sort of read into the timeline of stuff. From chapter to chapter things happen concurrently.
I had high hopes for Stoneheart after her such a long wait for her to really appear in anything other than rumors since her introduction, and was a bit disappointed when she finally showed up some 1000 pages later.