Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
Colonel Midnight wrote:
Ironically enough, I just tried doing that very thing (not actually merging the two books, but flipping back and forth -- Thank you, Kindle!). I found that if you went about 10% on ADWD, then 20%, sometimes 30% or so on AFFC, it works pretty well.
The only real wonky part chronologically were the Arianne chapters, believe it or not -- right when the 'Mountain's' skull shows up in Dorne, as all of the Sand Snakes and Arianne are free of their prison cells (thus after AFFC, basically)... yet it's only about 1/2 through ADWD.
It was a good challenge, to say the least.
The problem with reordering is that not even the individual books themselves are necessarily chronological. The characters' stories are basically just spread through the book for optimal pacing/impact as a whole, unless they're interacting with other character threads.
"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.