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Hi everyone! :)
I've already read the first two books and watched the first two seasons after I finished each book. I've almost finished the first part of the third book (I have the UK edition which splits Storm of Swords into two books, Part 1 titled Steel and Snow and Part 2 titled Blood and Gold). I know some of the future plot points, but I don't want to spoil it completely for myself, so I need a little bit of help who read and watched the series too. :) How big part of the book does season 3 cover? Part one is 569 pages, and the Red Wedding (about which I don't know much yet, only that it's brutal :D) is in part two's beginning and I know it's in the first to last episode of season 3. So, how long after the Red Wedding should I go on with reading the book?
Thanks in advance! :)
The basic idea is that Seasons 3 and 4 each cover one half of "Book 3", because it was so long...sort of like how the UK editions physically split Book 3 (A Storm of Swords) into two halves.
It isn't an exact split, though.
Well let's see...basically I would say finish reading the Red Wedding chapter.
You see Jon Snow doesn't really have enough storyline to cover 2 TV seasons, but they used up most of his story in Season 3...then had to make up a few filler episodes in Season 4, to get to his final chapter. So Season 3 goes slightly further ahead with Jon, but you really shouldn't worry about that. Similarly, Bran just doesn't get that much to do, Season 3 covered it all: the Season 3 finale ends with Bran's final chapter from Book 3. Arguably you can skip to the Bran and Jon chapters without ruining the rest of the story, but I'd advise against it.
Yeah...that should be enough to get you through.
Oh, as for where to stop...Oberyn Martell is introduced in the first episode of Season 4. Oberyn first rides into King's Landing with a Dornish embassy very prominently in a Tyrion chapter, in which he's waiting to receive the Dornish embassy. So when you get to the Tyrion chapter where he's standing around waiting for the Dornish, you've gone too far and should stop.--The Dragon Demands (talk) 14:26, July 9, 2014 (UTC)
Thank you so much! 18.104.22.168 15:02, July 9, 2014 (UTC)