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Old October 2 2012, 10:11 PM   #1171
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I'll be doing a re-read at some point before the new season, I'm looking forward to it for just that reason...
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Old October 3 2012, 01:34 AM   #1172
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I'll be doing a re-read at some point before the new season, I'm looking forward to it for just that reason...
I am doing that right now, the five books and the three Dunk & Egg stories, and catching lots of small details.

That, and I am waiting for the map collection to be released at the end of the month.
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Old October 3 2012, 02:50 AM   #1173
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I have "The Hedge Knight" in Silverberg's Legends collection, though I didn't realize I had it 'til after I'd read the others. I'll have to do that too... I presume it should go first?
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Old October 3 2012, 07:19 AM   #1174
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Yep, "The Hedge Knight" is the first, and explains how Dunk and Egg met.

I still haven't read "The Mystery Knight," though I own an anthology in which it was reprinted. I should find the time, especially given the relevance of one of its characters to A Dance with Dragons. But I have so much other reading going on, I probably won't get around to it, or the forthcoming fourth Dunk and Egg story, until the collection of the first four is published in May 2014 or so.
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Old October 3 2012, 01:43 PM   #1175
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They're interesting stories but they're hardly essential. Even the stories that touch on stuff relevant to the novel series proper (like Bloodraven) are usually mostly about something else (like the second Blackfyre rebellion, which is basically an excuse for Martin to write some faux-Jacobean drama).

Martin's penchant for having every other character define themselves by referring to their sigil reaches its natural absurdity there too, with someone who doesn't just have a Snail on his shield, he's got a fairly quaint reason for it.

But these are quibbles, frankly, as the stories are all very strong. They're excellent with the worldbuilding that's been Martin's consistent strength, and they all an interesting narrative built into them, and Dunk is a basically likeable and humble protagonist. Looking forward to the next story (if memory serves, they'll go to Winterfell and meet some Starks!), but no plans to reread any of ASOIAF - got enough on my plate as it is.
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Old October 3 2012, 02:56 PM   #1176
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Dangit, looks like Vargo Hoat is getting replaced.

http://winteriscoming.net/2012/10/fi...-taylor-is-in/

Now we won't be getting any "THAFFIRETH!" and "KINGTHLAYER!"
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Old October 3 2012, 06:07 PM   #1177
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I'm not particularly broken up about the lack of the lisp-- it's one of those exaggerated GRRM details that wouldn't necessarily have the intended effect onscreen.

I'm more bothered by the "Edmure spills the beans" bit elsewhere in that link. The implication of the mentioned sequence in the book is that Robb and the Blackfish are exaggerating Edmure's error so that they can bully him into marrying a Frey as part of the apology for Robb's breaking the betrothal. But I don't have much faith that the show will care about that ambiguity.
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Old October 3 2012, 10:54 PM   #1178
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I am waiting on Dunk and Egg until they are compiled. I don't want to buy the older collections for fear that I might not like the other stories in the books.

The production stills are pretty. I liked Cersei's dress. Forgive me a girly moment, but golly I love red. Proper credit to winteriscoming.net
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Old October 3 2012, 11:08 PM   #1179
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Well red and gold are the Lannister colours, so good call on matching her dress to her hair.

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I'm not particularly broken up about the lack of the lisp-- it's one of those exaggerated GRRM details that wouldn't necessarily have the intended effect onscreen.
Yeah I'd be more bothered if they were going ahead with the lisp.
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Old October 4 2012, 09:23 AM   #1180
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"Fwee Bwian or fwee Bawabus?"
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Old October 4 2012, 06:29 PM   #1181
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"BWIAN!!!"
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Old October 4 2012, 07:35 PM   #1182
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Bigguth Dikkuth and Woodolpth the Wednothed Weindeer!
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Old October 4 2012, 09:54 PM   #1183
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I have a vewy gweat fweind in Wome named Bigguth Dikkuth.
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Old October 5 2012, 02:29 AM   #1184
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He has a wife, you know. You know what she's called? She's called... 'Incontinentia'... Incontinentia Buttocks
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Old October 9 2012, 11:20 AM   #1185
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Does thhe Martinverse has something similar to the Star Wars Essential Atlas.

Something examining the Lore of the world.
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