Re: A Song of Ice and Fire books
Originally Posted by Baramos
I might have misspoke, though, on that Conan thing--I can't remember what region Red Nails too place in but I think Xochotl might have been in that Africa-type region in Conan, it was definitely a wild jungle-like region...still, unlike most of the Conan universe it was never explored as much as the rest of Hyborea.
I've always seen Victarion as Martin's very own "Conan" so it works with what you're saying.
I remember he said in an interview about the Map book that the main characters haven't seen the "Americas and Australia equivalents" so the readers wouldn't either.
"The smell was something he was born with. A curse, the smallfolk said. The gods had made him stink so that men would know his soul was rotting. Ramsay’s mother appeared at my gates to demand that I provide a servant for my bastard, who was growing up wild and unruly. I gave her Reek. It was meant to be amusing, but he and Ramsay became inseparable. I do wonder, though... was it Ramsay who corrupted Reek, or Reek Ramsay? ”