A series of epic fantasy novels popularized by HBO, set in the kingdom of Westeros and unusually…gritty for fantasy. You smell the latrines in this one–or the lack thereof.
Quotes come fromA Game of Thrones,A Clash of Kings,A Feast for Crows, andA Dance with Dragons.
‘Men’s lives have meaning, not their deaths.’
(Gerris Drinkwater to Quentyn Martell)
‘Ask yourself, if all men must grub in the dirt for food, how shall any man lift his eyes to contemplate the stars?’
(Xaro Xhoan Daxos to Daenerys)
‘The apples stewed with prunes are excellent, except for the prunes. I won’t eat prunes myself. Well, there was one time when Hobb chopped them up with chestnuts and carrots and hid them in a hen. Never trust a cook, my lord. They’ll prune you when you least expect it.’
(Dolorous Edd to Jon Snow)
“Nuncle, how can you even think of not attending? This will be history, alive…”
“I prefer my history dead. Dead history is writ in ink, the living sort in blood.”
(Asha Greyjoy and Rodrik the Reader)