brat0029  asked:

A few Umber questions. What do you think of the theory that the head sent to Dorne wasn't Clegane but rather the Greatjon? Do you think the Umber sigil (a giant breaking its chains on red) is foreshadowing of something? I really enjoy the Umbers in the book but I think that they won't be fully formed by the time the book ends, as there is so much other stuff to cover.

The Mountain was considerably bigger than the Greatjon, I don’t deem this likely. I think the latter lives and will show up again in the Riverlands TWOW plot, free of his chains and taking out his pent-up rage on his enemies. 

To the extent that the Umber sigil foreshadows anything, it’s that. We probably won’t get focused, intimate time with the Umbers like we did with the Manderlys, but that’s not to say what we get will be uninteresting; I’m firmly behind the theory that Whoresbane is on a pro-Stark suicide mission in Winterfell.