Originally Posted by aravenel
Eh, ADwD wasn't awful. Not nearly as bad as AFfC. Both, especially AFfC could have benefited from some editing, but at least by the end of ADwD you really start to see things falling into place.
I think if you took a big chunk out of Brienne and Dany's POVs in those two books they would've been a LOT better. When I go back and think of my favorite subplots quite a few of them only crystallized in the last two books. And for my money the two best moments in the entire series are in those books...
Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman
I think of Mace Tyrell as fatter. So, I'm thinking Randyll Tarly. I don't think he looks like Victarion, who's much thicker in the arms and chest. Same with Euron. The other option could by Prince Doran Martell.
Agreed, I really hope he isn't Victarion. Vicky needs to be waay bigger. I'm out of badass-disbelief to suspend after having to pretend that TV Loras is a formidable warrior. I also pictured Euron as more of a dashing buccaneer type. He could work as the Damphair though. Possibly Doran, too.