April 2016 is going down as one of the über-geek-months.
|The Shining Lady is bringing a Crusade to the Forgotten Realms|
|This little woman singlehandedly brought Star Wars back to my heart.|
|There is one who could usurp the throne...|
Speaking of Erikson (and productivity), he's also written yet another novella featuring those lovable rascals Korbal Broach and Bauchelain, The Fiends of Nightmaria. While the title leaves me cold, I can pretty much assure you it's going to be a disturbing, highly creative, perhaps subversive, and above all fun engagement. Can't wait to read it. Amazing thing, it is slated for release this month. Fans of the Malazan setting, I don't know if you know how lucky you are...and mind that Erikson's roughest, longest wait for new material was, well, now; he got really stuck with Fall of Light. And I haven't had the time to even yearn for it (that being said, my Yearning Levels are much higher for the resolution of Martin's stories - I may be gushing about Erikson every other post, but Martin still has the most...power...although I would find it hilarious if the Ice & Fire saga basically ended with Steven sitting on the Iron Throne ^^ Apparently, the man hasn't even read the series or watched the show, according to this interview (which, again, demonstrates the intellectual capacity of the man).
|Didn't Kylo Ren just slaughter that guy?!|
I initially vowed to not watch this season. I am kind of torn about it now. It's not like Martin's going to come riding on a white horse with a freshly printed copy of The Winds of Winter any time soon, anyway. I was also reminded that I don't actually have a copy of the season five set. Another thing for the backburner. Shrug. Oh well. Yeah, I'm probably going to watch season six am I right? It will be hard to resist.
Anyway, I am going to go out on a (torn) limb and pronounce
- Jon Snow will be resurrected by Melisandre after having been in Ghost for a short while (short, because TV-show, may be longer in the novel)...
- Bloodraven shows Bran many events, including the Tower of Joy, and teaches him to manipulate (what else use could green-seeing have? Just watching stuff from afar...doesn't generate much plot for Bran) time. When he learns how to manipulate events (from something simple as speaking through a heartwood tree) he realizes he can change time; but there will be a terrible price, probably. Suspecting Martin not to be the harsh killer he is claimed to be, I foresee Bran manipulating things to, you know, bring back his dad. Note: I don't like this idea, but I sense that this is where it's going. He can't of course change his own fall out of the tower, because then he would not be where he is, but he could influence events... OMG I hope I'm wrong
- The Others will make their attack on the North, and everyone must unite against them.
- Sansa kills Ramsay Bolton.
- Theon is killed.
- Brienne and Jaime meet again, possibly at Riverrun, as enemies
- Walder Frey marries :P
All right, I must finish some books, to clear the queue. And get on with my re-read. "Finish the blog, Slynt" indeed - yeah I lol'd. But I am aware of the irony!