A Song of Ice and Fire

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Curls » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:54 pm

If I'm honest I doubt I'll read Winds of Winter now, it's been too long and my memory of the books has been wiped out by the TV show.....I'd have to at least read Dance of Dragons again to get back into the swing of it...I'd probably have to reread everything from a Storm of swords....and I really can't be doing with a feast for crows again....

I'll continue with the TV show and then read an abridged version if the book ever does come out.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Peter Crisp » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:12 am

Curls wrote:If I'm honest I doubt I'll read Winds of Winter now, it's been too long and my memory of the books has been wiped out by the TV show.....I'd have to at least read Dance of Dragons again to get back into the swing of it...I'd probably have to reread everything from a Storm of swords....and I really can't be doing with a feast for crows again....

I'll continue with the TV show and then read an abridged version if the book ever does come out.


The story of Tyrion in the books being a prime example as it's so different to the TV show.
I liked the version of his story in the books and am really looking forward to where it goes next but there's a good chance I'll have forgotten about it completely by the time the book is finally published.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Squinty » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:25 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Curls wrote:If I'm honest I doubt I'll read Winds of Winter now, it's been too long and my memory of the books has been wiped out by the TV show.....I'd have to at least read Dance of Dragons again to get back into the swing of it...I'd probably have to reread everything from a Storm of swords....and I really can't be doing with a feast for crows again....

I'll continue with the TV show and then read an abridged version if the book ever does come out.


The story of Tyrion in the books being a prime example as it's so different to the TV show.
I liked the version of his story in the books and am really looking forward to where it goes next but there's a good chance I'll have forgotten about it completely by the time the book is finally published.


I can't even remember where it left Tyrion. I remember Jorah being with him and they were both in a kind of circus.

Maybe I'm not remember this right. It was very weird. Tyrion was incredibly bitter in ADWD.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Memento Mori » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:33 pm

I mean Tyrion did have reason to be bitter. He'd recently discovered that his father had his wife gang-raped and Jaime knew about it. Plus the woman he was in love with was sleeping with his father.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Rik_ » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:33 pm

End of ADWD saw Jorah and Tyrion enlisted into one of the mercenary bands outside Meereen iirc, think he persuaded Brown Ben to double cross the others and go back to Dany's side?
That's one of the big things I'm looking forward to seeing in the book's version of events, the seige of Meereen was really rushed and instantly solved by "lol dragons" on TV so I'm looking forward to some more nuance in WOW. Plus as always strawberry float YEAH VICTARION

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Squinty » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:28 pm

Memento Mori wrote:I mean Tyrion did have reason to be bitter. He'd recently discovered that his father had his wife gang-raped and Jaime knew about it. Plus the woman he was in love with was sleeping with his father.


His inner monologues were really eye opening. Where do whores go?

Victarion is a badass mummy strawberry floater. He's totally going to die in the next book.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Squinty » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:10 pm

Jon Arryn's death then.

It is implied that it was the Lannister's for a long time in the books. But that isn't exactly true.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Memento Mori » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:33 pm

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Errkal » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:49 pm

Hahaha dude got a point.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Buffalo » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:07 am

Lazy hack confirmed.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Robbo-92 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:32 pm

Thought I'd find this thread out as GRRM announced today that TWOW won't be releasing in 2018.

Obviously I'm a little disappointed about this but at the same time I get the feeling he really isn't enjoying writing the mainline series as much as he once was, hence the other books he's released between ADWD and now. I do find it slightly bizarre that back in 2015 he seemed to be implying that TWOW would be releasing at some point in the near future but 3 + years later we still don't even have a pencilled in release date for it. I'm finding it hard to believe that it'll all be wrapped up in TWOW and ADOS.

I don't think I'll even consider re-reading the series before TWOW comes out, I love the series but I'm busy reading other stuff when I get chance to read.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Errkal » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:37 pm

I'm basically expecting to never see them at this point.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by sawyerpip » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:42 pm

Complete speculation here, but I think his struggle writing the latest book stems from the story becoming too unwieldy. There's only so many characters, locations and sub-plots you can introduce before it becomes a nightmare to all tie together.

Or he could just be happy with the money he's made from the TV show and subsequent book sales, and so just isn't particularly motivated to get it finished.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Denster » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:08 pm

His many distractions are a big factor. Never really expected it this year and don't hold out much hope for early next year either. The fact that he broke the timelines and made it too complicated/ unwieldy is undoubtedly a factor as well.

He's probably stymied in trying to sort it out into a single volume or two. I actually doubt we'll ever see it finished satisfactorily.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Buffalo » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:10 pm

The Half Life 3 of the literature world. He even looks like Gabe Newell ffs.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Rog » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:38 pm

Buffalo wrote:The Half Life 3 of the literature world. He even looks like Gabe Newell ffs.


So do you but you managed to write that post.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Buffalo » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:48 pm

I look nothing like that pair of charlatans.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Robbo-92 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:50 pm

I do agree with you all, he just has too many characters/story arcs going on currently. He had a similar issue with a previous book (can't remember if it was AFFC or ADWD) in that he just couldn't get his head round the many plots and characters he had on the go, hence the lengthy delays with those as well.

Don't get me wrong, more books in and about the world are always welcome but at this stage I'd really like him to just focus on the main series. In a dream scenario he'll have TWOW finished and be waiting till ADOS is much closer to completion to release TWOW so we don't have a 7 + year gap between the (supposed) last two books in the series. I very much doubt this will happen though.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by Squinty » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:26 pm

I've said this before, but he kind of strawberry floated himself by killing off loads of his characters. As great and as shocking A Storm of Swords was, AFFC and ADWD have had to rebuild a lot of the momentum in the overall plot, and they were kind of lacklustre in a lot of ways. New big bads had to be established or brought forward.

I also agree that the story is too expansive. He needs to reign the world and characters in a lot. Funnily enough, killing off more characters would get him more focus.

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PostRe: A Song of Ice and Fire
by LewisD » Sat May 05, 2018 2:44 pm

Hey guys,

Just picked this up for £1.00 in a charity shop.
Can anyone identify if it's a proper first edition and if I can now retire. Cheers.

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