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(Spoilers ADWD) Finally finished ADWD. Now what?(r/asoiaf)
Hello! Hello! Thank you for re-posting. It’s always fun when someone finished ADWD. That moment of relief… that feeling that there’s nothing else out there… but THERE TOTALLY IS!
Novellas, Novellettes, a Re-Read and TWOW Sample Chapters
You finished the 5 ASOIAF books. Great! But there’s more ASOIAF-universe material out there. Have you read Dunk & Egg, The Princess and the Queen or the Rogue Prince? And do you know about The World of Ice and Fire: GRRM’s History of Planetos? Furthermore, it’s a universally accepted fact that your re-read will be much, much better than your first read. Here’s some links!
- A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: All 3 Dunk & Egg tales in one book!
- The Princess & the Queen is in the Dangerous Women Anthology
- The Rogue Prince is in the Rogues Anthology
- The World of Ice and Fire
- Thinking of doing a re-read? Try /r/asoiafreread!
Also, if you’re inclined, there are 10 chapters from The Winds of Winter currently in existence (some have been released, some read). Check out /r/asoiaf’s TWOW page if interested!
ASOIAF News, Forums & Information
- George RR Martin’s website
- George RR Martin’s personal Blog
- A Wiki of Ice and Fire
- A Forum of Ice and Fire
- The Citadel – Westeros.org‘s resource for all things ASOIAF to include:
- So Spake Martin
- Tower of the Hand
A Best-Of GRRM’s Media Interviews
GRRM gives some fantastic interviews. Here are some of my favorites!
- George RR Martin teases ‘Winds of Winter’: More deaths, betrayals, weddings
- Complete Unedited Interview with GRRM
- GRRM Goes Deep on the future of his books at the TV series they begat
- George R.R. Martin on Sex, Fantasy, and ‘A Dance With Dragons’
- Bernard Cornwell interviews GRRM
Favorite Posts & Mysteries
So, you just finished ADWD. How about a best-of for theories out there! Here’s my favorites:
- Southron Ambitions – Theory that the Starks, Arryns & Tullys were uniting through marriage in order to oppose and possibly depose Aerys II Targaryen. (This is my favorite ASOIAF theory of all time)
- The Shavepate Poisoned the Locusts – Theory by /u/feldman10 that Skahaz mo Kandaq poisoned the locusts that nearly killed Belwas towards the end of ADWD.
- R+L=J – Rhaegar Targaryen bedded Lyanna Stark and the offspring of their union was Jon Snow.
- The Blackfyre Theory – Theory that Aegon VI Targaryen is not the son of Rhaegar Targaryen, but is in fact a Blackfyre pretender.
- Sandor Clegane is the Gravedigger – Theory that Sandor Clegane did not die, but is instead the gravedigger that Brienne encountered at the Quiet Isle in AFFC.
- Lyanna Stark is the Knight of the Laughing Tree – Theory that the KoLT is Lyanna Stark who defended the High Spa… uh… Howland Reed’s honor against the Freys and rode in tourney against the Freys.
- The Night Lamp: an alternate theory on how Stannis will wreck the Freys in TWOW – /u/cantuse posits that Stannis will use a false beacon to lure the Freys to their deaths at the Crofters’ Village.
- The Grand Northern Conspiracy – I appreciate the depth of research that went into it even as I don’t subscribe to it. It’s the theory that the northmen are playing Roose and Stannis against each other in order to seat Rickon Stark or Jon Snow as the new King in the North.
- The Grand Tyrell Theory – Theory that Cersei isn’t as crazy as she seems. The Tyrells are working against her. Loras Tyrell’s injuries are not as extensive as reported to Cersei at the end of AFFC.
Favorite ASOIAF pages
Analysis, theories, great fan-blogs. These bring the series together in magnificent ways. My picks:
- Race for the Iron Throne by /u/vikingkingq: Political analysis going chapter-by-chapter. Currently in ACOK.
- The Meereense Blot by /u/feldman10: Re-evaluating disliked storylines from AFFC/ADWD in essay format and uncovering the literary/story values from these plotlines
- The Nerdstream Era by /u/stefansasse: ASOIAF Theory discussion and general “nerd” topics by Stefan Sasse.
- Boiled Leather: ASOIAF analysis/theory page of Sean T. Collins
- ASOIAF University: Tumblr aggregate ASOIAF page with tons and tons of tumblr posts.
- Meditations on a Song of Ice and Fire by /u/cantuse: Unorthodox (and awesome) examinations of ASOIAF.
- Watchers on the Wall: All news, rumors, casting of GoT.
- The Winterfell Huis Clos: Bran Vras’s insanely detailed look at the Northern storylines from ADWD.
- The Wertzone: Adam Whitehead, personal friend of GRRM, has a blog that examines ASOIAF and other “nerd” topics.
- Stormsongs Remy Verhoeve’s (Slynt) ASOIAF re-read blog
- A Read of Ice and Fire: Leigh Butler’s first-time read of ASOIAF, currently in ADWD.
- Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire.: Political and military analysis and speculation of ASOIAF by /u/nfriel /u/somethinglikealawyer, /u/militant_penguin and me.
Like podcasts? Me too! Here are my favorites!
- History of Westeros
- Radio Westeros
- Davos Fingers Podcast
- Boiled Leather Audio Hour
- Game of Owns
- Podcast Winterfell
- A Podcast of Ice and Fire
- Vassals of Kingsgrave
- Lawyers, Guns and Money GoT Episode Podcasts
- Boars, Gore & Swords
- Fat Pink Cast
- Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things
Social Media Worth Following
Social media is good and fun. These are some of the ones I like a lot!
- @GRRMSpeaking – GRRM’s personal Twitter account
- @AnneGroelle – US Editor of ASOIAF
- @JaneJohnsonBakr – UK Editor of ASOIAF
- @BWBers – The official George R.R. Martin fan club
- @westerosorg – Twitter account run by Elio & Linda from Westeros.org
- @WatchersOTWall – Tracks/reports any/all news on the TV series.
- @iontrone – Tracks all ASOIAF/GoT media (Special emphasis on podcasts)
- @WarsofASOIAF – Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire Podcast’s official tiwtter.
- @ByndenBFish: Oh hi, I’m on twitter too if you wanted to stop by to say hi!
This should tide you over for the time being! Let me know if you want more!