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Old 07-28-2011, 09:26 AM   #1036
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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, 09:28 AM   #1037
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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, 11:03 AM   #1038
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are you at the Battle of Blackwater?

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..
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:07 AM   #1039
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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, 11:11 AM   #1040
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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.

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
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:15 PM   #1041
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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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Old 07-28-2011, 02:52 PM   #1042
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Something in book 4 got me pretty pissed when I was reading yesterday: How is GRRM just going to get rid of Davos like that? I'm hoping this guy pulled a Theon and used someone elses head and spared Davos, but I doubt it because he wanted his son back in return. I just hate how he was done away with like he was nothing.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:06 PM   #1043
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I have 5 chapters left in book 4 and I have to say the book gets really interesting towards the end. It's definetly underrated. Some of the things that are being planned are just...
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:08 PM   #1044
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I'm really pissed off that there's no Lord Snow in book four so I haven't read anything in two days. I was actually thinking today I'd take a break from this series and start on the Dark Tower but I know there's good stuff waiting for me in book 5 [i hope], so I'll just plow through book 4 this weekend and hopefully finish next week.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:19 PM   #1045
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HBO’s Programming President assures fans that Game of Thrones won’t get Deadwooded or Romed. “I can promise you that we won’t stop it before it’s ready to stop,” he told reporters at the Television Critics Association press junket yesterday.

HBO Co-President Richard Pepler added, “We told George [RR Martin] we’d go as long as he kept writing.”

But wait! That’s not exactly a promise that the show will last as long as the books. For one thing, HBO says that they’re not entirely committed to the idea of one book equals one season. That’s actually good news for those who suffered through A Feast For Crows. And while they’re committed to the show, the HBO suits say that a lot of this rests on the shoulders of David Benioff and DB Weiss.

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“I think the challenge for us is always, how long do the creators want to stay with the show?” Lombardo ponders. “Dan and David have signed on for a couple years and we’re going to have that conversations with them every couple years,” Lombardo adds.

So it sounds to me like HBO intends to end Game of Thrones fully and totally, but that the show may not end the same as the books – or could even end before the books. Think of it as the Scott Pilgrim option, where the movie has a different ending than the comic series. It seems smart of them to guarantee a finale, because this is a show that will sell like mad in the home video market, and having an unfinished series will eventually hurt those sales.

By the way, don’t get your hopes up for longer seasons. Again, from HitFix:

“If we could do 12 episodes of a show like ‘Game of Thrones,’ we would,” Lombardo says. He says that “there is no way they could physically do more than 10,” without sacrificing quality.

Not sure what to think of this.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:13 PM   #1046
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I'm really pissed off that there's no Lord Snow in book four so I haven't read anything in two days. I was actually thinking today I'd take a break from this series and start on the Dark Tower but I know there's good stuff waiting for me in book 5 [i hope], so I'll just plow through book 4 this weekend and hopefully finish next week.
Although I personally am not satisfied with ADWD at all, I strongly recommend that you do not switch series until you are finished with it. AFFC and ADWD are actually one book split into two.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:16 PM   #1047
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Not sure what to think of this.
This piece of news is actually very promising, my prediction is that the show will be like this:
Season 1: AGOT
Season 2: ACOK
Season 3: ASOS
Season 4: ASOS AFFC
Season 5: ADWD TWOW
Season 6: ADOS and possible book 8
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:55 PM   #1048
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I think since this thread now contains some major spoilers for people who've only watched the first season and/or read the first book, the thread title should be changed to include a warning. I am expecting books 2-4 in the mail within the next few days and almost ruined everything by reading this thread!

Luckily I knew better and only scanned some posts quickly, others might not be so lucky!
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:13 PM   #1049
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This piece of news is actually very promising, my prediction is that the show will be like this:
Season 1: AGOT
Season 2: ACOK
Season 3: ASOS
Season 4: ASOS AFFC
Season 5: ADWD TWOW
Season 6: ADOS and possible book 8

Possible book 8? I thought he was only doing 7 and that was the end of it?
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:22 PM   #1050
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Possible book 8? I thought he was only doing 7 and that was the end of it?
Thats my personal opinion after reading ADWD.
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