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I just finished reading A Game of Thrones and while I had watched the series, George R.R. Martin writes so very well, and the details kept my attention and I flew through the last couple hundred pages. And tonight I'll start on A Clash of Kings. I can't wait!

But here's two things I wondered about after reading.
- We're all in agreement right, that Jon Snow is really Lyanna's son, by Raeghar? Because Ned kept thinking of his last promise to her and the price he had to pay for that. "Promise me, Ned!" (Promise me that you'll take care of my son and keep him hidden from Robert and Targaryen haters. Because they'll kill him if they find out who he is.) So Ned did, he claimed him as his bastard and paid the price of Catelyn's anger and hurt.

- Two: What exactly is suckling pig and where can I get some???

on 2012-04-08 07:16 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] lady_songsmith
1. I pretty much am, yeah, and can't figure out why however-many-books-later that's still considered one of the great mysteries when it was so clearly telegraphed in the first book.

2. Suckling pig is just a piglet (young enough that it's not weaned; still 'suckling'). A good butcher? They're more common in some regions than others.

on 2012-04-08 09:40 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Yes, I think it seemed very clear, because everytime Ned thought of Lyanna he thought of the promise he gave her before she died, and then when the war was over he came home with a boy, yet what we know of Ned doesn't really suggest that he would ever really father bastards. It's against his sense of honor, but to protect his dead sister and her son is something he would do. I can't wait to read the other books!

Haha! Okey, so a young pig then. GRRM kept describing these tasty seeming suckling pigs and I wondered if it was a way to prepare a pig, or a kind of pig, anyways it seemed tasty! :P

on 2012-04-08 09:44 pm (UTC)
ext_96363: by me (A Knight's Tale ~ Chaucer <3)
Posted by [identity profile]
1. Agreed. That's what I thought myself, when I read that part about Lyanna making Ned promise. I found it pretty obvious. (But maybe GRRM has us all fooled, who knows?)
2. Haha, the food descriptions are evil sometimes. They make you want to eat things you can't really get a grasp on.

And yay for you reading A Song Of Ice And Fire, too. Let us know what you think of the next book, yes? :)

on 2012-04-08 10:03 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Yay! So we're all in agreement! :)

Dude, his descriptions of food are sinful!

Yes, I will of course tell you what I think of the other books :)

on 2012-04-08 11:50 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
You should look at Inn at the Crossroads (! They do recipes from the books. They're teasing one for suckling pig!

on 2012-04-09 05:58 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Neat! Thanks!

on 2012-04-10 01:30 pm (UTC)
ext_407741: (with the pointy end)
Posted by [identity profile]
Oh, you are in for a treat! So many exciting things coming up in the next two books!

1) I think so! It has become a popular enough theory in fandom to get its own name (R+L=J) And it would be JUST like Ned to pay the price all those years.
2) Haha! There’s a reason people joke that GRRM should just write a cookbook. :D


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