Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
Not all events in the books happen in explicit chronological order and from my understanding of events, ADWD continues several months past when AFFC ends. The events happening in Kings Landing seem to have ended sooner than those in other story streams. Sam's voyage for example was clearly longer than the concurrent events happening there. The timeline is certainly very wobbly right now, due to Martin's (hopefully temporary) loss of control and need to reconstruct the story without his intended time jump.
"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia." - Winston Niles Rumfoord.