Whereas I perceive the inclination to proceed to inform tales in Westeros, particularly this one, as a result of it is primarily based on historical past however provides dragon battles, possibly it is time for a change of location for the franchise. Westeros is mainly the Alabama of writer George R.R. Martin’s world, the place homophobia, misogyny, and incest run rampant, however there are many different nice, unexplored areas that deserve their very own shot. In spite of everything, I like a gritty fantasy sequence with numerous intercourse and violence, however the common inclusion of bigotry is a reminder of real-world distress that I might quite depart behind. Whereas there’s a sequence deliberate about Nymeria, who united Dorne, there ought to be a sequence about later-era Dorne, when it is a beacon of data, progressive beliefs, and nice wine. There’s nonetheless loads of backstabbing, secrets and techniques, and political posturing in Dorne, however individuals aren’t condemned for his or her sexuality and bastards are given the identical rights as youngsters born in wedlock. Oh, and girls have considerably extra rights. Dorne form of guidelines, and it is a disgrace that we have barely seen any of it.
Equally, there are the Summer season Isles, that are described as being nearly utopian, and different cultures even the books have but to discover. Perhaps it is time to depart Westeros behind, or on the very least, take somewhat trip to someplace extra enlightened.
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