So is Mance essentially dead at the hands of Ramsay or is there any reasonable chance he might survive? And since Theon is no longer there and probs dies at Stannis' Battle of Ice (depending on what theories your subscribe to), will we ever see Ramsay in a POV again? Whose would you think?
Sadly, I think Ramsay was telling the truth about Mance being in a cage covered in a cloak made of the spearwives’ skin. The latter were seen helping Theon and Jeyne escape, and last we saw Mance, he was surrounded in the Great Hall. I hope he’ll survive for at least a little while longer, though, because I want his shenanigans regarding the crypts to pay off somehow.
I don’t think Theon will die at the Battle of Ice. The birds being clearly possessed by Bran and Bloodraven were very very excited about getting Theon to the local weirwood. My theory is that Bloodraven wants Theon alive because he can challenge Bloodraven’s rogue protege Euron for the rule of the Iron Islands. And Bran’s a sweet kid more likely to pity Theon than want him dead; Theon described Bran’s face in the Winterfell heart tree as “sad,” and both then and as a bird, Bran keeps calling Theon’s name. So I imagine that Stannis is about to get his mind blown as the tree talks to him, and that Theon will be our POV on his abuser’s downfall.