George R. R. Martin has posted two new blog posts with a set of clues for two different roles in each. So four parts all together. Here are the first set of clues:
The first guy is a man with no man, who is up to no good. The second guy is a man with no man, who is up to no good. ((Maybe they’ll get names eventually, hey. Our red-headed whore did. Just sayin’)) The first guy has been a guard and a garda, he’s slept with beasts and eaten a girl, he knows that anything that can go wrong will go wrong, he’s seen sleeping dogs and flying saucers, and met Kavalier and Clay’s greatest creation (or did he)? The second guy is not simple and he’s not high, but he’s been to the beach and crossed the Mersey, seen his share of doctors, and once went down in flames. Oh, the humanity, the humanity.
And the second set:
These guys are bigger than the first two. And they have names too!
The first guy loves goats, the second likes his meat tough. The second guy never conquered India. Is it rabbit or rarebit? The first guy might know. The guy who had more dingers than anyone but the guys who liked the juice, well, the second guy isn’t that guy, or even the guy who chased that guy all summer. The first guy has been a nobleman, a moron, and a hog. The second guy holds a record: the biggest little guy. The first guy has been every flavor of cop. The king of the deep knocked the second guy topsy turvy.
I hope that was confusing enough. By this point, even I’ve lost track.
Winter Is Coming: Got to run. Hopefully I’ll be back and you guys will have puzzled it out!
UPDATE by HmR: So here’s what morning in Europe brings. First off, it was clear almost from the start that the first set refers to the two shady characters (plotting their separate schemes in different parts of the world; let’s put it that way to avoid spoilers). Even more sure we’re on the second pair of roles: Shagga and Greatjon. Now to best guesses: Man with no name #1 – Simon Lowe, Man with no name #2 – Lalor Roddy; Shagga – Mark Lewis Jones, Greatjon – Clive Mantle. Detailed comments forthcoming.