Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
Brendan Moody wrote:
I don't see the Others storyline as one that's ever going to involve all the characters directly. This doesn't feel like a series that's building to an epic confrontation with humanity unified against a monstrous onslaught.
"The main story" is the chaos that spreads across Westeros during the timeframe of the series, its effect on the central characters, and what that reveals about human nature as constrained by medieval values and resources. It's not so tightly bound by the unity of action that we have to pick a particular narrative strand as the main one.
Wrapping up the complex civil war in Westeros just in time for humanity to stand united against the big bad final boss in an epic war is so boring. My expectations for a Dream of Spring go a bit higher than a WarHammer book.
"Who are you?! And how did you get in here?!"
"I'm the locksmith. And... I'm the locksmith."