Those quizzes are fun little time wasters. A friend of mine got Lori for Walking Dead and Jaime for GOT. I'm thinking I might not know her as well as I thought I did. lol I was Arya.
I have seen the first two seasons of the show and have waited months for the 3rd one to come out on dvd. For some reason I thought the books would be hard to read. Finally I couldn't stand waiting anymore, I had to find out what happens to Arya, so I read all the books.
I get tired of the endless flag and uniform descriptions and the battle scenes are hard for me to picture but otherwise a lot easier read then I thought it would be. I think watching the show helped a lot in getting me into the story quicker. I also think the casting department nailed it! Every time I read the description for a character I picture them on the show and was blown away by how well they fit. Watching the show I've had to laugh because none of the Stark's have the same accent. It's like they were all raised in different parts of Brittan. But as I'm reading the book I can hear their characters voice and it totally fits. I couldn't have pictured Theon's smirky, inappropriate smile if I hadn't seen it on the show first. And the Blackwater battle. WOW!!! I never could have pictured it as awesome as it was on the show.
You all are a lot better at picking up on the clues then I am. I had thought at first that Jon might be Rhaegar and Lyanna's, but then I read something in one of the books said by someone (LOL This is what happens when you blow through all five books in two weeks.) that made me think Jon might be Ned's older brother, Brandon/Brayden? And the woman who has been mentioned a couple of times who had a miscarriage and threw herself off a cliff or castle. I just can't remember what I read that made me think that.
Also I was wondering why we got so much of Cat's fathers dying and his muttering apologies to a woman named Tansy. Then we meet a peasant named Tansy. I thought Cat was going to find out that she herself was a bastard. It would be nice retribution for how horribly she treated Jon. I don't know if the new Cat would give a darn if she did find that out. I think new Cat is only worried about revenge.
I have been trying to figure out the three riders but am not near as good as ya'll are. Until reading the thoughts here, I never imagined Jon as one of the riders. After reading the trouble Dany is having controlling her dragons I was thinking that Jon, Arya, and Bran would "warg" or whatever with the dragons. I still think Arya is going to. I think Bran is going to take the place of the guy in the tree and be the new leader of the children.
I really want to find out what happened to Ben Stark. That is bugging me more then just about any of the other stories. It's that little loose end that has been dangling for way to long.
Whoever said these books are the literary equivalent to Lost was dead on. lol!!