game of thrones: a clash of kings

Old Wyk and Nagga’s Hill (Iron Islands Map - Work in Progress)

The books give a lot of details about the looks of Nagga’s Hill. I tried to include as many as possible, except the number of Nagga’s ribs (there should have been more than 40), because that would have been too clustered. But there are nine steps leading up that hill.

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Robert wanted to be loved. My brother Tyrion has the same disease. Do you want to be loved, Sansa? Everyone wants to be loved. I see flowering hasn’t made you any brighter. Sansa, permit me to share a bit of womanly wisdom with you on this very special day. Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same. — George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

The thing is, I worship Melisandre

“Many called her beautiful. She was not beautiful. She was red, and terrible, and red.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

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“Robert wanted to be loved. My brother Tyrion has the same disease. Do you want to be loved, Sansa?”
“Everyone wants to be loved.”
“I see flowering hasn’t made you any brighter,” said Cersei. “Sansa, permit me to share a bit of womanly wisdom with you on this very special day. 

Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.

George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings.

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I often sent away her maid so I could brush her hair myself. She had auburn hair, lighter than mine, and so thick and soft… the red in it would catch the light of the torches and shine like copper. 

I despaired of ever making a lady of her. She collected scabs as other girls collected dolls, and would say anything that came into her head. I think that she must be dead too.

A Clash of Kings, Catelyn VII

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moodboard: brienne of tarth

“Fighting is better than this waiting. You don’t feel so helpless when you fight. You have a sword and a horse, sometimes an axe. When you’re armored it’s hard for anyone to hurt you.”

Sansa, Smart

So. Sansa. I hear some people think she’s not very clever. This is a view shared by several characters in the books.

But there’s no reason the readership should share those views. Sansa is a very clever individual who makes increasingly good use of several skills she started the series with, and develops greatly as an observer and an actor over the course of the story.

Putting everything under a cut, for reasons of four books of brainpower.

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Endless list of favourite female characters: Arya Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones)

“The wolf blood.” Arya remembered now. “I’ll be as strong as Robb. I said I would.” She took a deep breath, then lifted the broomstick in both hands and brought it down across her knee. It broke with a loud crack, and she threw the pieces aside. I am a direwolf, and done with wooden teeth. ― Arya X, A Clash of Kings.

Catelyn, Smart

Much like her elder daughter, Catelyn Stark is a character whose intelligence is seriously underrated. There’s less of an intellectual arc apparent in her story as compared to Sansa’s, as Catelyn is a grown woman, but that doesn’t mean her thinking is static. It must be said that she is one of the series’ most staggeringly unfortunate characters, as the tragic structure of her arc demands that her decisions and risks to protect her family fail and rebound upon them.

Yet lack of success does not equal lack of intelligence. Even in her mistakes and failures, it is more than possible to see that this is not a woman who didn’t think before she acted.

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A Clash of Kings #1

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
(W) George R. R. Martin, Landry Quinn Walker (A) Mel Rubi (CA) Mike S. Miller, Magali Villeneuve, Marc Simonetti, Mel Rubi

George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga continues in the official comic book adaptation by Dynamite Entertainment! Following the events of A Game of Thrones, Westeros is embroiled in civil war, while Daenerys Targaryen – as heir to the Targaryen dynasty, seeks to reclaim the Iron Throne. Arya, with the help of Yoren, a brother of the Night’s Watch, has escaped from King’s Landing, but the road to the Wall brings its own dangers. Meanwhile, Sansa attends a tournament on the sadistic King Joffrey’s name-day, and Bran, in Winterfell, suffers from strange dreams of wolves…

In Shops: Jun 07, 2017

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Endless list of favourite female characters: Catelyn Tully Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones)

I have always done my duty, she thought. Perhaps that was why her lord father had always cherished her best of all his children. Her two older brothers had both died in infancy, so she had been son as well as daughter to Lord Hoster until Edmure was born. Then her mother had died and her father had told her that she must be the lady of Riverrun now, and she had done that too. And when Lord Hoster promised her to Brandon Stark, she had thanked him for making her such a splendid match. ― Catelyn VI, A Clash of Kings.

This is why I think Jorah Mormont is a badly-written character:

In A Game of Thrones, Jorah Mormont is an unrepentant slaver with an inappropriate fixation on Dany.

In A Clash of Kings, Jorah Mormont is an unrepentant slaver with an inappropriate fixation on Dany.

In A Storm of Swords, Jorah Mormont is an unrepentant slaver with an inappropriate fixation on Dany.

In A Dance with Dragons, Jorah Mormont is an unrepentant slaver with an inappropriate fixation on Dany.

In a series where you can see change in characters with as little page time as Kevan Lannister, Bowen Marsh, and Loras Tyrell, Jorah has far more page time for infinitely less character development.

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I know that she spent her childhood in exile, impoverished, living on dreams and schemes, running from one city to the next, always fearful, never safe, friendless but for a brother who was by all accounts half-mad…a brother who
sold her maidenhood to the Dothraki for the promise of an army. I know that somewhere upon the grass, her dragons hatched, and so did she. I know she is proud. How not? What else was left her but pride? I know she is strong. How not? The Dothraki despise weakness. If Daenerys had been weak, she would have perished with Viserys. I know she is fierce. Astapor, Yunkai and Meereen are proof enough of that. She has survived assassins and conspiracies and fell sorceries, grieved for a brother and a husband and a son, trod the cities of the slavers to dust beneath her dainty sandalled feet. 🔥🖤