Heather: All the chapters have been told from the point of view of particular characters, and the story has gone back and forth along their journeys. Why do you think only these characters have been chosen? What does it say about them over the others? - See more at: http://www.mithrilwisdom.com/2013/09/asoiaf-book-club-game-of-thrones.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mithrilwisdom+%28Mithril+Wisdom+fantasy+reviews+and+geek+culture%29#sthash.zV0yDSZc.dpufHeather: All the chapters have been told from the point of view of particular characters, and the story has gone back and forth along their journeys. Why do you think only these characters have been chosen? What does it say about them over the others?
Well for one thing, I think if he widened the spread of characters more it would just be too many. Martin tells mostly from the main players' perspectives for obvious reasons, but I loved how he told some of the story from the eyes of the children. He did such a good job of showing their naivete and at the same time bringing a new perspective to the plot through their eyes.
Ria: Mirri's about-face: expected and in -character, or did it feel to you like it came out of left field?
I was actually expecting it. Dany is far too trusting, and she was bound to fall at some point because of that. Despite her heart, not everyone is going to fall at her feet in adoration.
Jamie: Do you think there's any room for growth with Sansa? Will she ever find a backbone or do you think she'll remain a frightened, weak willed pup?
I agree with Jamie; she deserves a slap. She's just pathetic most of the time. I think she's got courage in her somewhere though, and she's young. Her Stark blood has time to show itself yet!
Allison: Do you think Jaime and Cersei have developed as characters at all throughout the story?
I am wondering if the Lannisters' roles will change in the next books. Will they remain the "villains," or will they join forces with the other houses? I feel like their characters didn't move much in this book but maybe they will later in the series.
I enjoyed this epic fantasy a lot. Watching my favourite characters progress was the best part, and I look forward to reading the rest.