A Song of Fire and Ice

A Dance with Dragons
A Dance with Dragons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Winter is Coming but this story is never going to end.

Disclaimer: potential spoilers ahead.

I’ve been on a reading marathon and just finished reading A Dance with Dragons last week. Let me say that even after 5 volumes, we’re no where near to facing the really big war. We don’t even know who the bad guy is. However, major characters are dropping like flies (or not).

In the books, one cannot really know if someone is really dead until they are really warm and dead. Of all the Starks, only Robb is really dead (at least I think so). I don’t know about the rest – not even Jon who was stabbed by his own men. Also, many new characters are crawling out of the woodwork. We have two surviving Targaryens now.

What keeps me reading is Arya Stark – my favourite character. I’m curious to see how her character develops and what will be her end. I’d love to see her reunited with Nymeria and the rest of her family. Unfortunately, I do not think that her end is going to be a good one. I just hope that she’ll get to work through her list of names before the end.

I’ve also begun to develop a love for Tyrion Lannister – the Imp. He’s got so much character and survival instinct. I have a feeling that he’ll play a major role throughout the story. I just hope that he doesn’t get killed off at some point, getting his head bitten off by a dragon, most like.

The interesting thing is the influence that the books have had on my language skills. Don’t be surprised if you see odd language on this blog in the future.

Valar Morghulis – All Men Must Die.