Fantasy, Fiction

Martin, G.R.R.: A Song of Ice and Fire


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.

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G.R.R. Martin – A Dance with Dragons (2011)

‘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)


G.R.R. Martin – A Feast for Crows (2005)

“The waves may break upon the mountain, yet still they come, wave upon wave, and in the end only pebbles remain where once the mountain stood. And soon even the pebbles are swept away, to be ground beneath the sea for all eternity.”

(Aeron Greyjoy)


G.R.R. Martin – A Feast for Crows (2005)

“Samwell,” said a glum voice, “I was coming to fetch you. I was told to bring you to the Lord Commander.”

A snowflake landed on Sam’s nose. “Jon wants to see me?”

“As to that, I could not say,” said Dolorous Edd Tollett. “I never wanted to see half the things I’ve seen, and I’ve never seen half the things I wanted to. I don’t think wanting comes into it.”