Quote Originally Posted by Harlequin View Post
Well, I suspect quite a few people skip POV chapters in GoT. Most of them die anyway, in the end, unless they're Dany, Tyrion or Jon Snow >.>
I remember skipping POV chapters in The Wheel of Time series. Of course, I quit the series somewhere in the middle, so those chapters probably played into later storylines in an important way.

My thought on prologues is that it's the same as most advice. People say don't use prologues (or dialog tags other than said, or semicolons, or an opening that describes the weather, etc.) because when most new writers do it, they do it badly. Agents would just rather writers not do it at all than do it badly. But if you know what you're doing and you've given it careful consideration, only you can decide if it's truly necessary for the story you want to tell.