Anonymous asked: Question. Has it been confirmed that Sandor is on the Quiet Isle, or is it just because the evidence is so strong that he is that we're kind of assuming that's where he ended up? I love his character so I'm hoping this theory (as far as I know it's still a theory) ends up true.
We actually… see him in person on the Quiet Isle, and while he’s not named, there’s such a mountain of evidence that… I genuinely forgot that it was something that was still technically in question until I read this.
Naw man there’s no way. There’s literally no way. I could go through the evidence, but I’m sure you could find that elsewhere. But it’s not only the evidence, it’s the storytelling itself. Every single thing about Septon Meribald, his dog, the Quiet Isle itself, the Path of the Faith, the Elder Brother’s epitaph… a lot of the things in Brienne’s AFFC chapters are there almost entirely to shed light on Sandor’s story (and Brienne’s in comparison). GRRM really did invent a rest+relaxation+therapy island almost solely for the sake of this one character.
(one of these days, probably when I re-read the series for when the next book comes out, I will obnoxiously and thoroughly point out everything about those chapters that has to do with sandor)