Book 3 was one on my favorites in the series. So far the first 3 episodes this year have been awesome. It makes sense that they are breaking it up into two seasons as so much happens in that book. Books 4 and 5 take place over identical timeframes. GRRM split them up based on which characters they follow. Book 4 follows Cercei, Littlefinger, Jaime Lannister, Brienne and Arya and some new characters not yet introduced. Book 5 (I havent read past 4) seems to follow the Tyrion and Dany and John Snow arcs.
For purposes of the show they will most likely be able to split those two books into 3-4 seasons without specifying which book as it wouldn't make sense to have a season without Dany or Tyrion.
I'm torn. These books are so good that:
A) I want him to get them done so I can understand the true direction,
B) I don't want him to rush through them and ruin the end of this saga.
Martin is far too involved in the internet following he has. He's actually written internet posters from the ASOIAF site's message board into a couple of his books... and those people obsess over his books so much that I think he is trying to find an ending that they haven't predicted yet.
I'm afraid he will choose a sh!t ending because they have already predicted the good ones.
I think it's time to introduce Calisi to my dragon.
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I had no idea Martin was a Jets Fan.
‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin says NY Jets GM John Idzik should be fired over Darrelle Revis trade
The Lannisters may be the evil doers on Game of Thrones, but if the author whose books inspired the hit HBO series could change it, they would probably be called the Idziks.
George R.R. Martin took to his blog Sunday, swinging a mighty ax at new Jets GM John Idzik for trading Darrelle Revis.
“Fire his ass now,” Martin wrote on his blog entitled Not a Blog. “Bring back Mike Tannenbaum. Bring back the guy before Mike Tannenbaum. Hell, bring back Harry Wismer.”
Martin, who lives in Santa Fe, Mexico was born in Bayonne, N.J., which would explain his feelings for the Jets.
The blog starts with Martin saying, “It is hard to be a fan of the New York Jets. They have hardly done anything right since Joe Willie Namath won Super Bowl III, and every time you think maybe they are finally turning the corner, they find some new way to screw things up.”
Martin was so upset with Idzik and the Jets, he even suggested the Jets would waste the draft picks they got for Revis, even passing over Superman.
“... even with that swell fourth-round-maybe-it-becomes-a-third we'll be getting from Tampa Bay. That is, assuming Kal-El Son of Jor-El isn't coming out in next year's draft. And even if he was, the Jets wouldn't take him. All that green would remind him too much of kryptonite.”
And you thought Ned Stark had it rough.
I've read all the books a couple of years back and like another poster mentioned, i savored then and truly tried not to rush through them as i knew the conclusion was not there...yet. George RR Martin ain't getting any younger, so let's pray he finishes this off properly and quickly.
I've also watched all the episodes, and while they stretch a bit on done of the storyline, ie: Theon Greyjoy, overall considering the length off the books and the detail involved, I'm truly impressed. You literally could spend three seasons on book three between John Snow, Brandon, and Tywin, but they manage to cover most of the major points.
Breanne of Tarth is one gigantic *****! Well casted.
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As far as endings go it's hard to say. There is a war coming for the realm vs the wyte walkers and of course a war for the throne with Dany and her dragons. I see Dany as the ultimate hero of the series but beyond that who knows.
I need a GOT trekkie to help me out here...
Baylon Greyjoy (or wtf his name is...the one who turned on the Starks). Who is the guy who pretended to rescue him from the torture rack and who is he affiliated with? I don't give a bleep if the answer is a spoiler...I'm confused as it is.
I got a question - When Poppy Lanister told the little guy to marry the eldest Stark daughter, that way he'd be heir to Winterfell, yes? This means Poppy Lanister assumes that King Rob will be dead, and that the boy Stark with the lame legs is already dead, yes?