Discussion in 'A Song of Ice and Fire' started by Appaliq, Jul 4, 2006.
Nope, it's just a pretense.
My second favorite.
"A craven can be as brave as any man, when there is nothing to fear. And we all do our duty, when there is no cost to it. How easy it seems then, to walk the path of honor. Yet soon or late in every man's life comes a day when it is not easy, a day when he must choose." -Maester Aemon talking to Jon after he hears his father has been seized as a traitor.
My favorite, the whole flashback really, but this is a small excerpt of it.
"I came down on Storm's End to life the siege," Ned told them, "and the Lords Tyrell and Redwyne dipped their banners, and all their knights bent the knee to pledge us fealty. I was certain you would be among them."
"Our knees do not bend easily," said Ser Arthur Dayne.
"Ser Willem Darry is fled to Dragonstone, with your queen and Prince Viserys. I thought you might have sailed with him."
"Ser Willem is a good man and true," said Ser Oswell.
"But not of the Kingsguard," Ser Gerold pointed out. "The Kingsguard does not flee."
"Then or now," said Ser Arthur. He donned his helm.
"We swore a vow," explained Ser Gerold.
Ned's wraiths moved up beside him, with shadow swords in hand. They were seven against three.
"And now it begins," said Ser Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the Morning. He unsheathed Dawn and held it with both hands. The blade was pale as milkglass, alive with light.
"No," Ned said with sadness in his voice. "Now it ends."
-a flashback while Ned is delirious with pain from his broken leg.
ONly Tywin dared speak against the match. A boy of ten. Father turned as white as mare's milk, and Walder Frey was quivering." She smiled. "How could I not love him, after that? That is not to say that I approved of all he did, or much enjoyed the company of the man that he becae. but every little girl needs a brg brother to protect her. Tywin was big even when he was little." She gave a sigh. "Who will protect us now?"
Jamie kissed her cheek. "He left a son."
"Aye, he did. That is what I fear the most, in truth."
That was a queer remark. "Why should you fear?"
"Jaime," she said, tugginh on his ear,"sweetling, I have know you since you were a babe at Joanna's breast. You Smile like Gerion and fight like Tyg, and there's some of Kevan in you, else you would not wear that cloak... but Tyrion is Tywin's son, not you."
@ Drogo: Yes, that flashback is one of the more memorable ones, and I also adore it. But then I love anything with Lyanna/Rhaegar/Ser Arthur Dayne in it.
@ Kakashi: Genna's a very forthright character, and I like her without reservations (unlike Jaime - I do love him, but the incest bit is :yak: ).
the last chapter of A storm of swords
finding about Jon Arryns murder, and most of all, Lysa dying, in such a cool way
Ohhhhhhhhh yeah. That was so awesome.
Any time yiggrit said ",you know nothing, jon snow." I don't see anything that is horribly gross with incest unless it is with a parent which is gross espetially a mother. With siblings it is maby a bit gross anything farther apart from that i see no problem with.
And I hate when Ygritte said "you know nothing, jon snow." I didn't like her.
I always thought then: "Ygritte, you know nothing..."
I liked the part where Bronn said he would defend the dwarf. I liked the exchanged between Bronn and Tyrion when Bronn told Tyrion he would marry Lolly's. I forget who Petyr was talking to but he said he was going to a dinner given by lolly's mother and he said he would rather eat Lollys and marry the pig.
Lord Tywin Lannister had entered the city on a stallion, his enamled crision ramor polished and gleaming bright with gems and goldwork. He left in a tall wagaon draped with crimsion banners, six silent sisters riding attendence on his bones
I really love this moment because it shows exactly what kind of person Brienne is.
"As she lay dying, her worst curses were not for the men who had raped her, nor the monster who devoured her living flesh, but for Ser Quincy Cox, who barred his gates when the outslaws entered the town and sat safe behind stone walls as his people screamed and died." [Elder Brother]
"Ser Quincy is an old man," said Septon Maribald gently. "His sons and good-sons are far away or dead, his grandsons are still boys, and he has two daughters. What could he have done, one man against so many?"
He could have tried, Brienne thought. He could have died.
Nice, App - shows Brienne's character perfectly, as you said .
Well, the most shocking part in AFFC for me was the last chapter:
''I'm Pate'' the other said,''like the pig boy''
Such a great moment! I did a double take and than instantaneously flipped back to the Prologue like, "Pate?! I know a Pate!"
so did i, that was such a shock
I love the scene where Sansa builds a model of Winterfell in the snow... one of the most touching scenes in the books IMO.
Sort of sad, if you liked Jorah at all.
"While I was fighting Braavosi on the Rhoyne, Lynesse moved into the manse of a merchant prince named Tregar Ormollen. They say she is his chief concubine now, and even his wife goes in fear of her." [Jorah]
Dany was horrified. "Do you hate her?"
"Almost as much as I love her," Ser Jorah answered.
"The name...can I name anyone? And you'll kill him?"
Jaqen H'ghar inclined his head. "A man has said."
"Anyone?" she repeated. "A man, a woman, a little baby, or Lord Tywin, or the High Septon, or your father?"
"A man's sire is long dead, but did he live, and did you know his name, he would die at your command."
"Swear it," Arya said. "Swear it by the gods."
"By all the gods of sea and air, and even him of fire, I swear it." He placed a hand in the mouth of the weirwood. "By the seven new gods and the old gods beyond count, I swear it."
He has sworn. "Even if I named the king..."
"Speak the name, and death will come. On the morrow, at the turn of the moon, a year from this day, it will come. A man does not fly like a bird, but one foot moves and then another and one day a man is there, and a king dies." He knelt beside her, so they were face to face. "A girl whispers if she fears to speak aloud. Whisper it now. Is it Joffrey?"
Arya put her lips to his ear. "It's Jaqen H'gar."
One of my favorite moments is the last Sandor-Sansa scene. There are so many things left unspoken and between the lines there.
That scene reminds me SO much of the end of Phantom of the Opera. I almost want Sansa to say the exact lyrics:
"Pitiful creature of darkness,
What kind of life have you known?
God give me courage to show you,
You are not alone..."
They don't have to make out though afterwards though. Ugh!
No, we need Sansa to grow up a bit and then they can make out...
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