Specifically, I'd like to closely examine Bran III We know that GRRM has used various devices to inject prophecy, foreshadowing and backshadowing into the story. Dany's visions in the House of the Undying, Maggie the Frog, Quaithe, various dreams in various POVs, flashbacks, etc, have all yielded valuable information. Now we have a chapter that answers questions in real time (using the Children of the Forest and Bloodraven) as well as in non-linear time using Brans new ability to see into the present and past through the eyes of weirwoods. Is Bloodraven an Old God now, or perhaps THE Old God? Are there many such being that started out as men and turned into "trees"? Is bran going to replace Bloodraven? This makes me slightly uneasy, as it's counterintuitive (dark is typically evil, light is good), but we don't have any reason to doubt Bloodraven, do we? Great info about greenseers. It also raises a question in my mind about Jon Snow's wolf being albino (does he have red eyes? Tjis is probaly idle speculation and not of consequence Bran hasn't learned properly yet. Can we believe what follows next? There are weirwoods all over Westeros. How many eyes will a crippled boy have? Apparently a thousand and two, or perhaps countless. Let them grow up close as brothers. Jon and the other Stark children? And is the implication that they aren't brothers at all? Not even half brothers? What or even whom must Cat forgive. GRRM conspiculously leaves the word "me" off the end of Ned saying that. This has to be Bradon and Lyanna, or perhaps Ned and Lyanna. Old Nan was old, but still spry enough to run and tell their father. Who is this woman? Certainly not Lyanna, as she looks nothing like Arya, or at the very least, bran doesn't recognize her as an older version of Arya/Lyanna. This is in the distant past (through the mist of centuries). A sacrifice to the Old gods (Bran tastes the blood)? Who is the white haired woman? Why was bran shown this? There has to be more to this chapter than i'm seeing. Perhaps in relation to other parts of the story. I think Bran might have been able to influence Theon, for instance. I wish that we had one or two more bran chapters, but that probably would have meant revealing too much.