Originally Posted by Pennglock
You guys are speculating as if the author isnt just making this shit up as he goes along. AGOT has become the paperback version of Lost
Ha, pretty much came to the same conclusion.
That said. . .
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I think that Coldhands is mentioned as being old, but maybe the essence of the being is old but it takes on new human form, in this case Benjen.
No way JS is dead. Zero. HE might be brought back ala Beric/Caitlin or he might be brought back as the Lord of Light in some other way. Also, warg.
He marrying Danery would make sense but I think it would just be too neat.
Rickson is the wildcard here, he is doing something very important, maybe on that weird island. Maybe he Marries Danery?
Honestly, I think Bran is going to mind meld with the Old Gods in someway and through him the humans (led by the Starks) will come to some balance. Rickson will lead House Stark, and JS will somehow tie everything together and then die.
There are so many different characters from so many differant threads that connect to NEd's Sister and the events in the south. The Marsh kids father, the Dornishmen, Lanniusters,Tarrgaryeons, those events are the one common thread and are key to the book.
Arya. . . it's hard to see how she will be reintroduced but I have a feeling she will. All her training and the awakening of her Warg abilites have to be relevant.
The new King's guard is Gregor. 100%. Zero question on this point. The Hound might be the one that kills him though. Also, Sansa and the Hound, future star crossed lovers?