It’s time to get out the vote, folks, as Suvudu.com’s popular Cage Match 2010 hits the final round. Two titans of fantasy are facing off. In one corner: Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, master of half of a continent, fated to save the world from the Dark One. And in the other: Jaime Lannister, the Kingslayer, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. In common: good looks, popularity, and an unfortunate lack of a hand.
Jaime issued a challenge, calling for a trial of seven. Rand’s response was to refuse to take six champions with him into battle ... but he allowed Jaime whatever support he wanted, and Jaime means to take it. We’re all waiting to see the write-up from GRRM, which he’ll doubtless post to “Not a Blog” once it’s ready. Brandon Sanderson has promised he’ll provide some sort of analysis (though not a full write up) of how things should go from his perspective.
But don’t wait until then, vote now! It’s neck and neck, and the comments section is filled with commentary.