#AmpersandOct16 Book Photo Challenge:

Day 27: Worlds.

Fantasy worlds are awesome yeah? 😊❤️📚

What Amerei Frey, Lancel Lannister’s new wife would wear, J Mendal

Amerei is the eldest daughter of Merrett Frey and Mariya Darry, she is known for her promiscuity, which has earned her the nickname Gatehouse Ami, as “she will raise her portcullis for any knight who passes by”

After the Red Wedding Amerei is married to Lancel Lannister, the new Lord of Darry, in order to ease the change of allegiance of the Freys to the Lannisters. However this is after Lancel decides to become a devout servant of the seven. Lancel shows no interest in either his wife or his lands, or that Amerei is most likely continuing her promiscuous ways even after her marriage.


“She has more courage than she knows,” said Sam. “So do you, Sam. Have a swift, safe voyage, and take care of her and Aemon and the child.” The cold trickles on his face reminded Jon of the day he’d bid farewell to Robb at Winterfell, never knowing that it was for the last time.

Men’s Lives Have Meaning, Part 4: The Prince Who Came Too Late

Series so far here

“King Quentyn. Why did that sound so silly?”

There’s a moment in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, when Travis Bickle is in the process of realizing he irreparably blew it with the girl of his dreams, that ranks among the most powerful camera moves ever performed: it moves away from him. Travis’ hunched form disappears on the left, and the camera comes to halt on an empty corridor. We still hear the conversation, the story keeps going, but the camera motion stands out as a direct authorial insertion–the storyteller couldn’t bear to watch.

Of course, if Scorsese were given the option to tell someone’s story from ASOIAF, he’d probably be more drawn to any given Lannister than Quentyn; the director specializes in making us empathize with people like Travis even while showcasing their sins and dysfunction. (Hell, Scorsese even uses lion imagery in multiple movies. How has he not made a movie about Tywin?) Nevertheless, that camera move comes to my mind when considering Quent’s appearances in other POVs’ chapters in between “The Windblown” and “The Spurned Suitor.” GRRM can’t bear to be in Quent’s head for this, so he moves the POV camera away.

And after all, it’s always interesting to view POV characters from another POV. After spending time in her or his head, with intimate access to their thoughts and feelings, we suddenly see them from the outside, as the world sees them, as we would if we actually met them. Done right, it fills out the character and puts them in context.

Such is the case with Quent’s arrival in Meereen. While the previous essays in this series covered his own POV chapters (“The Merchant’s Man” and “The Windblown”), this one will deal with his successive appearances in other people’s chapters: Dany VII & VIII and Barristan’s “The Discarded Knight.”

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“He took Raventree and accepted Lord Blackwood’s surrender,” said her uncle, “but on his way back to Riverrun he left his tail and went off with a woman.”

“A woman?” Cersei stared at him, uncomprehending. “What woman? Why? Where did they go?”

“No one knows. We’ve had no further word of him. The woman may have been the Evenstar’s daughter, Lady Brienne.”

Her. The queen remembered the Maid of Tarth, a huge, ugly, shambling thing who dressed in man’s mail. Jaime would never abandon me for such a creature. My raven never reached him, elsewise he would have come. - Cersei I, ADWD

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

zodiac signs as game of thrones quotes
  • Aries: “Men will read all sorts of things into a knowing smile if you let them.”
  • Taurus: “The brave men did not kill dragons. The brave men rode them.”
  • Gemini: “Laughter is poison to fear.”
  • Cancer: “Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water.”
  • Leo: “There are no men like me. There's only me.”
  • Virgo: “If you want to conquer the world, you best have dragons.”
  • Libra: “The things I do for love.”
  • Scorpio: “Soon comes the cold, and the night that never ends.”
  • Sagittarius: “If I look back, I am lost.”
  • Capricorn: “The hard truths are the ones to hold tight.”
  • Aquarius: “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.”
  • Pisces: “A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”