Thursday, October 27, 2016

I Can't Believe It's Not Boring

In this chapter of A Dance With Dragons, Bran got his chance to shine. Shockingly, it wasn't as boring as a realistic movie about law school. Now that he's finished with wandering through the wilderness and has started developing his magical tree powers, his chapters are actually entertaining. They're even better than his chapters from the first book after he lost the use of his legs. It was great that we got some lore on the children of the forest. Their eyes are cool and the idea that they enter a crow or a weirwood after they die is very strange. Bran seeing Ned through the eyes of the weirwood was a cool scene, and it was satisfying to finally get some information about what his powers were and what they were capable of. The part where he learns to fly as a crow was awesome, and it was great to see him finally being able to do something physical. Out of all the Starks, his power as a skinchanger is easily the strongest. It's too bad about how the Reeds are feeling. They went all this way with Bran and now they're stuck in a cave for the rest of their lives. I have a feeling that Jojen is going to die soon. I think it's unavoidable at this point. I think that one way or another, the Reeds are doomed. Meanwhile, I'm glad that Summer and his pack are surviving. There's a massive army of eternal ice zombies out beyond the wall, and they're using it as a food source. Direwolves are clearly some of the most awesome creatures in A Song of Ice and Fire. Speaking of which, I predict that Arya will encounter Nymeria sometime after she comes back to Westeros, and speaking of Arya, I predict that she'll be the one to avenge her mother and brother's deaths at the hands of Walder Frey and encounter the fake Arya eventually. Meanwhile, I think Jon Snow will defend the Wall against a massive assault from the White Walkers or the wildlings, and Sansa will continue to be a pawn in the game of thrones. Way to go, Sansa. Great job on the whole "strong female protagonist" thing.

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