I received the first two books of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series by George RR Martin last Christmas as a present from one of my best friends.
This summer, I have begun to read A Game of Thrones and it is absolutely delightful. Reading what I had already watched onscreen, this time with vivid descriptions and a window into the characters’ inner thoughts and feelings, is so enthralling.
I’m so thrilled, so far, by reading the motivations of characters like Arya, Tyrion, Jon, Sansa, and Daenerys.
Here are a few teasers:
“Sansa had the grace to blush. She blushed prettily. She did everything prettily, Arya thought with dull resentment.”
“‘You Starks are hard to kill,’ Jon agreed.”
“He was a pitiful thing. He had always been a pitiful thing. Why had she never seen that before? There was a hollow place inside her where her fear had been.”
“Sansa was dressed beautifully that day, in a green gown that brought the auburn of her hair, and she knew that they were looking at her and smiling.”
“‘By my lights, it was you who started this,’ Lord Tywin replied. ‘You brother Jaime would never have submitted to capture at the hands of a woman.’
‘That’s one way we differ, Jaime and I. He’s taller as well, you may have noticed.'”
The characters are so complex and I’ve been loving reading how it all began!