ASoIaF Reread - Jan. 21

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  1. Appaliq

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    Welcome to the ASoIaF 2007 TFF Reread!

    From start to finish thus far, A Song of Ice and Fire contains 271 chapters. We have approximately 50 weeks to complete the reread if we want to be finished before 2009. That's 5.42 chapters per week. I think we should try to read 6 chapters a week. If we're lucky A Dance With Dragons will be out before the end of the year, at which time I'd really like to have the reread finished.

    This will be a casual reread. Anyone is welcome to quit or join at any time. For the sake of convienance I'll post links to the www.towerofthehand.com chapter summaries that coordinate with the chapters we are reading that week.

    Post your favorite or least favorite moments, favorite or least favorite quotes, character discussions, legitimate or crackpot theories, predictions and general comments about the assigned chapters.

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    ASoIaF Book 1
    A Game of Thrones


    Assigned Chapters: (Click Chapter Name for Summary)

    1. PROLOGUE
    2. BRAN I
    3. CATELYN I
    4. DAENERYS I
    5. EDDARD I
    6. JON I
     
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    As long as we can read a chpater a day we should be fine. I always have tome to read, but now I'll have to get myself off MSN, *sigh*.
     
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    I have AGoT on audiobook. If anyone is interested I may be able to email you the files.
     
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    So... the question is, where do we post our impressions? >.> Just in this thread?
     
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    Yep! I'll post a new date for each week...I hope. :)
     
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    Sounds good to me! I just started and should be done by the weekend! :D
     
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    Hmm... I was reading those chapters, and I noticed how Gared not only escaped, but managed to desert. How would he get close enough to really become terrified at what he was seeing, escape the Others, get to the Wall, and desert unscathed? You would think that if he got close to the Others, they would find out about his presence and kill him.
     
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    I guess the fact that he was such an experienced ranger had alot to do with him getting away, maybe he didnt get slose enough to actually see the others, we dont fully know what happened after the other two died..

    When I read Ned's chapter all I could think was, NED. don't go! don't go! don't go! don't go!
    but he still said yes :(
     
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    I also never noticed that it was Gared the first time I read the chapter, but this is my second go at it now (I know I'm still new) and the last time I read the series was two years ago. I miss Bran when he could walk now, when he had his little fantasies, and I forgot how amazing Jon is as a character, so selfless. Oh yeah, I rememebr why I HATE Caitlyn now, she's a &$%*#
     
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    Ive been reading ahead, so I keep having to make notes to remind me of points of interest in the next set of chapters :/
     
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    Thank you everyone for making this the best reread ever - so far!
    That's a good question. Do the Others have some ability to detect humans without using their senses? ie. Magical? Could be useful knowledge for Stannis/Mel/Dany.
     
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    They didn't seem so sense Will when he was in the tree. It was Royce's wight that killed Will and he was right above the Others when they killed Royce so I doubt that. I think Gared most liekyl ran almost right a way, or he saw what happened and fled, I don't the Others can catch up to a horse and he had more than one of those.
     
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    I've always found the stag's antler buried in the wolf's throat prophetic, given that it led to Eddard's death. Of course... the question is, what's going to happen to Sansa, now that her wolf's dead?

    I still hate Robert, and love Tyrion.
     
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    The stag antler in the direwolf was obivously prophetic, at least I always thought it was and thay GRRM purposely made it obvious, but the meaning could be interpretted many ways. The pack leader dies and the others are left to fend for themselves, the white wolf goes off on its own.
     
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    but the fact that the direwolf had eaten the stag or at least attempted to??? where does that come into it?
     
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    Also I think that Ghost haveing his eyes open is also a sign, Jon is the only one who see's the world as it is, the others all see it through children's eyes. Or maybe Jon is the only one who will know what is really happening behind the Wall.
     
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    Ooo, that's a good spec Ender. Never thought of that one.
     
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    I'm sorry, I know we're all past this section, but I'm behind. :eek: Sorry!

    In the first Dany chapter (I think it's the first) did anyone else notice the reference to the Red Priests, and the Lord of Light? Who knew the role they'd end up playing! :p

    Sorry I can't give you an exact quote, my book isn't handy.
     
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    I remember that. It is interesting as Dany seems to be the forerunner for becoming the Lord of Light. Perhaps super foreshadowing on GRRM's part.
     
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    I think you mean becoming "Azor Ahai," not the Lord of Light. That would just be blasphemous :D.