Ordered a boxed set of the first four books(20 bucks woot!). Been hovering by the mailbox every evening, like a 50's youth waiting on his captain midnight secret decoder ring.
So many things left wide open in the last episode. There has been so much movement in what seems like a small amount of time. Arya is on her way to the wall, thats pretty sweet, and actually seems like a journey she may have chosen one day for herself. At least Snow will have some company up there. The scene with him riding out with the nightswatch, with that rather epic musical compisition.... it was good. I see snow maybe running castle black at some point. Though with the authors obvious ease at which he kills pov characters, one never knows.
I have been enjoying the small on-again-off-again verbal sparring match's between littlefinger and the spider. The two dangerous whisperers. Hell all the "lords of small matters" seem under estimated. Pycelle is obviously playing his role well.
Originally Posted by ACt
EDIT: And, other than some character development choices that I didn't like from Martin, I would say Cersei is my least liked character, even over Joffery. I understand the reasoning behind Joffery (made progressively clear as the books go on), especially being a teenager, but it is Cersei who lost control of him and *removed because spoiler*. She really is a detestable character.
Detestable is right, but her moral ambiguity notwithstanding, I find her one of the more intelligent characters in the series. In terms of grand scale prioritizing at least. She is one of the few none northern characters to stress the importance of the wall and the people trained to guard it. The threats beyond the narrow sea, and north of the wall, all seem like the more pressing of issues, yet there importance are lost on the majority of westeros' ruling class.