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The Wolf and the Lion...

... is the title of this week's episode of GAME OF THRONES on HBO.

Here's a little taste of it, an exchange between Ned Stark and Ser Barristan the Bold at the Hand's Tourney in King's Landing.

Ser Barristan fans might be interested to know that he has a big part in A DANCE WITH DRAGONS. In fact (drum roll, please), he becomes a viewpoint character.


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May. 14th, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
Nobody takes him one on one in his prime, right?
May. 14th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Barristan
What about the Sword of the Morning?
May. 14th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
It's a shame on the TV show people will recognize his face long before they should, depending on how things are filmed I suppose. I am thinking they will get it out of the way earlier than we'd expect.
May. 14th, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
recognizing Barristan
I think, if you just dress him up differently, give him a posture that's completely different from the one at the beginning of the books, plus add a little makeup, grow his hair a bit... nobody'll recognize him :)
If you've ever seen the Monty Pythons, you know you can have an actor playing several different roles without recognizing him !
Re: recognizing Barristan - flamingophoenix - May. 15th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
Carey Wilson
May. 14th, 2011 03:50 am (UTC)
O, Lordie... I really hope this does not mean the death of Dany! She is my fave character and I hope she continues. Now I am very worried about this book!
Michael Howley
May. 14th, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
Why would it mean the death of Dany? We have often had multiple viewpoints on the same events, particularly in King's Landing. With so much descending on The Mereenese Knot, I think we'll need as many PoV characters there as possible.
(no subject) - Carey Wilson - May. 14th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 14th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
Oh now that is sweet. I've loved the direction you've gone with him so far. Really interested to get more in his head.
May. 14th, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
THe Question is...
Will the name of the Chapter be: Barristan? The White Knight? Whitebeard? Arstan? The Exciled Knight?

Three cheers for an awesome PoV!
May. 14th, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
Re: THe Question is...
Isn't that a bit spoilerish???
May. 14th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Barristan POV? THAT IS SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May. 14th, 2011 07:13 am (UTC)
Awesome George!!
What an awesome idea of making Barristan a POV character. I love his story and his back story. This allows you to reflect as him and drop the reader some knowledge of the past. And on the upcoming episode. Some of the lucky insiders who got sent the first 10 episodes a couple weeks ago (a few whos opinons I trust a lot, like Elio), claim episode 5 and 6 are the best episodes or top 3 of the whole season. Can't wait 40 hours.
May. 14th, 2011 11:23 am (UTC)
Yay, Ser Barristan, I always liked him :) still hoping to make the Boston book signing.

(I am waiting to watch the TV series until my husband has read the first book, and it's painful! ;) hope to spend many happy hours with it on DVD in the future!)
May. 14th, 2011 12:03 pm (UTC)
I'm excited for this, but also a bit disappointed to be spoilered - I have to admit that this is the last place I'd expect to read spoilers!
May. 14th, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
Barristan POV - did that untie one of the strands in the Meereenese Knot, maybe?
May. 14th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
Lets not forget.....
Think we are a little past due for a Jalabhar Xho sighting. :(

Lets hope it is a delayed reaction like the 3-eyed crow.

May. 14th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Very excited to hear this. ^_^ I'm nearly done rereading Storm, and I've always liked Ser Barristan, so I'm really looking forward to seeing more of him. Can't wait to see him kick some tail in the TV series as well. Bwa ha ha.
May. 14th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
Very cool, yet I'm waiting for Howard Waldrop to be a viewpoint characte :0)
May. 14th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
I've been avoiding every spoiler I can. But that one was a good one. You don't need to give any more away though. I will buy at least one copy.

When you are done with the editing process can you help fix things in the NFL? Get all the gang together with a good pizza?
May. 14th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
you're not killing Barristan are you? kidding.

Series is very true to the books. The team did a great job.

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