George R.R Martin

"Literally every quote in the entire series." - GRRM It's astonishing when you really start thinking about it. The fact that this universe sprang out of the mind of one man with one gigantic vision. A world that has captivated millions and affected today's culture itself. We have seen the rise of baby names such…

Varys

"He smelled as foul and sweet as flowers on a grave." This is the Spider Telling the history of this man is a difficult task as most of it comes from his own mouth. And excuse me if I'm hesitant to believe much that comes from the Spider for the difference between truth, exaggeration, and…

Littlefinger

"In King's Landing, there are two sorts of people. The players and the pieces." - Littlefinger Baelish House Baelish was so insignificant when Petyr was born that no one knew the name. It was about the smallest a house could be and still be considered a 'house'. They ruled their few acres from a small…

The Mad King

"Aerys was mad, the whole realm knew it." - Catelyn "Aerys was mad and cruel, no one has ever denied that." - Brienne "A crowned beast." - Jaime This is Aerys Targaryen Aerys' life was complex and the threads of his influence are woven throughout the whole series, sometimes with small implications and sometimes with…

Arthur Dayne

There are some men who become famous. Others become heroes. And rarer are those who become legends. History tells of these men time and time again. Some argue they are just born at the right time and place. Others, however, argue these men grew to what they were, not through advantage or opportunity, but through…

The Three-Eyed Crow

So to preface this topic: Book and show canon may diverge on this character. This post will be book canon, although it doesn't ruin, or really go against anything on the show. Primarily the Three-Eyed Raven on the show doesn't really have a backstory or a given name, but he does in the books.Some of…

Stannis

I love the show. I really do. But sometimes they don't quite hit the mark. Season 5 Dorne is the classic example. Stannis is another. Some say show Stannis was a deformation of the character. I don't agree with that. I think show Stannis was a simplified version of the character that wasn't given as…

Jorah

After Valyria we're going to change it up a little and move away from ancient history to modern history, some of which we've even seen unfold ourselves. Something simple. Today we'll cover Jorah, and you may know his history, you may not, but it's a good story no matter what. In a world filled with moralistically…