Quote of the Day: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

I was a little dissapointed with the quotes from A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Usually A Song of Ice and Fire has some really good quotes, but these are just sort of good. Still kinda cool if you try and think of some of the deeper meanings to them.
“The snail may leave a trail of slime behind him, but a little slime will do a man no harm, while if you dance with dragons, you must expect to burn.”
George R.R. Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
“A great battle is a terrible thing,” the old knight said, “but in the midst of blood and carnage, there is sometimes also beauty, beauty that could break your heart.”
George R.R. Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms
“all men are fools, and all men are knights, where women are concerned.”
George R.R. Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Book Review: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

A century before A GAME OF THRONES, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros…

Rating: ★★★★☆

Author: George R.R. Martin

Continueing with the Game of Thrones theme that has been so popular lately, for whatever reason, this week I decided I’d review A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, a prequel “series” to the main storyline.


Having read the main series before I got a hold of this, I had a basic understanding of some of the characters in the book.

What I really enjoy about the supplementary Game of Thrones books is that there is usually some really nice artwork to look at while you read. There is some artwork in this one, but not as much as I would prefer, and msot of it is sketches.

I read it probably three years ago now, and I still remember some of the moments in the book because of how cool they are. I remember tjere was one about Duncan, or Dunc, who is the main character of the book, and he is tried for a crime, which causes a trial by combat.

After the combat, which his team had one, multiple royal family members and Kingsguard members were left dead, all because they defended the innocence of some random guy, who was really a sorry excuse for a knight. His main feature was just finding Egg, and guiding him around the world and keeping him out of trouble.

Dunc and Egg make a wonderful pair, and become life-long friends because of the events in this book. Ser Duncan is not only a knight in name, but also one in deed. This is something increasingly rare in the seven kingdoms. There are few true knights and even fewer when the events of A Song of Ice and Fire take place.


Dunc is a strong and honorable knight, but isn’t all that smart. They call him “thick as a castle wall,” but that’s where Egg comes into play.

Egg is still a boy, though he has a fully developed mind that even the Maesters shall envy. He tempers Ser Duncan’s wrath, guiding him to choose the best course of action. Indeed he has the mind that Duncan lacks. However, for all his intelligence, he still has a whole world to see and understand; he still needs to develop his wisdom.

By being Duncan’s squire, he gets to see honour and decency; he begins to understand how people work, and how best to defeat them; he learns that it can be achieved through words as well as deeds.

The two embark on some interesting adventures. Their first (The Hedge Knight ) is by far my favourite. It depicts the pair’s first meeting, and they discover how important them coming together was. Dunc changes the fate of the Seven Kingdoms. The two only met by chance. Their actions lead to the altercation of who is to be the next King. So, it’s all rather far reaching stuff. The second story ( The Sworn Sword) didn’t quite work for me and felt a little flat in all. The third ( The Mystery Knight) made up for it, though, with its character defining moments.


Overall they are all a short read, but nontheless are fun to read, and if you are a Game of Thrones fan, they are a necessity.

Episode Review: Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

So we all know we are less than a week away from the biggest battle in cinematic history, but everyone was still waiting on the edge of their seats during this episode because they don’t want to miss a minute of it.

The episode started with Jaime being put in front of Sansa, Daenerys and Jon, and they would decide on his fate.

Daenerys is pretty gung ho about havign his head. I mean Jaime was the one that killed her father, and it was Jaime’s family that helped lead to the death of her brothers and sisters.

If you think about it though, Daenerys’ family was overthrown by a lot of the houses she is now working with, and she seems to have forgiven them. I guess it might come down to the fact that Jon and Sansa are the children, where Jaime and the Lannisters were directly involved.


Anyways, Jaime was put on “trial” and it looked like it wasn’t going well. Sansa was ready to kill him, Daenerys is still ready to kill him, and Jon doesn’t really give a shit.

Jaime says he wants to fight for the living. Despite everying he has done for his family, the threat of the undead army destroying the world is bigger than any threat Cersei might have.

Bran could have said something,  to condemn Jaime, and he does say something.

“The things we do for love” is his sentence, but he doesn’t utter a word about being pushed out of a window, because I think he knows that Jaime is needed for the final battles to come agaisnt the Night King and his sister Cersei.

Jaime hasn’t actually done anything wrong legally, other than pushing Bran. He was pardoned for killing The Mad King, and was at war with the Starks when he attacked Ned. Daenerys is sort of being petty in her strong belief that Jaime needs to die.

It’s actually Brienne who stands up to the plate, and she says how honourable Jaime is and how Sansa owes her life to Jaime’s decisions. This ultimately sways Sansa, and Jon doesn’t seem to care, he just needs bodies to fight the coming threat, so Jaime is let off the hook.

Jaime being let off the hook is the last straw in the Daenerys’ opinions of Tyrion, but this is also the first instance where we see Jin giving her the cold shoulder because of what Sam told him at the end of the last episode.

After the trial is over we see Jaime and Bran talking under the weirdwood tree, and Bran says something interesting. Jaime asks why he didn’t say anything, Bran basically says there was no point because of what needed to be done. Jaime asks if they can speak about it after the coming battle, and Bran says what if there is no after? (sorry for my butchering I deleted my recording of it by accident).

This is making me think that Bran is going to die. I think Bran 100% knows what is going on after this battle, and he is moving pieces into place to get things to happen properly. HIm telling Jaime there might not be an after is either hinting at his own death or the death of Jaime. I don’t think it’ll be Jaime’s death because I think his story line will end with his sister.


We cut over to Gendry being Gendry and making some dragonglass weapons for the battle to come before Arya swoops in and shows how truly bad ass she is. This was a hint at their relationship to come, and it was pretty clear to me when they finally did the horizontal tango later on in the episode.

I think it was about time for them to get together. They were friends since the earlier seasons, and Arya is pretty bad ass, and Gendry is a snack! The two of them together is my favourite couple in the series and I think they might actually end up together at the end of the day. FINGERS CROSSED!

I was a little shocked that we got to see Arya “naked”. I thought it was a bit surprising, and it didn’t really seem to fit in the scene, but at the same time I think it did add to the scene at the end of it all. They’re both young, like eachother, and Arya wants to try it out before she dies.


Jaime and Tyrion get to have a little bit of a funny conversation about the coming battles, and how Tyrion wouldn’t mind coming back from the dead to kill Cersei. With her prophecy saying her younger brother will kill her, and Tyrion saying he wants to kill her, joking or not, I think Jaime will be the one to kill her in the end. Tyrion is too kind of a soul to even kill the sister that he loves.

Jaime sort of ignores Tyrion to go and talk to Brienne who is training soldiers in the yard. They watch over Pod, who has become GOALS, and talk about how far he has come sicne he first set out with Brienne.

They had a nice moment together where Jaime offers his sword to Brienne to fight, and Brienne accepts it willingly. This was one of the nicer moments between the two of them, but the best moment comes a bit later.


Jorah has a meeting with Daenerys, and admits that Tyrion is the better Hand of the Queen. He could pribably have taken the job easily, but I think he realizes he isn’t the best fit, that Tyrion is a smart man who learns from his mistakes to help her.

Danny has a little talk with Sansa moments later, and the sass between the two of them is crazy. Sansa is the smarter of the two, in my opinion, and Daenerys wants to be her friend. Sansa warms up a bit, before stating that she and the North don’t plan on bending the knee when Daenerys takes the throne.

Luckily the two of them are saved by Theon coming home. Theon has gone through a hell of a lot over the last few seasons, but he has finally come back to help the Starks, and Sansa starts to cry. I think she loves him as a brother, and knows she wouldn’t be alive withtout him. It was a very heartbreaking scene but it was great to Sansa break apart for a moment when she saw Theon.


We cut out to the courtyard again and Gilly and Davos are doing a good job at controlling the regular townsfolk and guiding them into the coming events. They are two characters that I think are forgotten about pretty easily, which is unfortunate because Gilly is really living her best life. She has a kid, learning to read, and has just become a strong character that is ready for what is to come.

Davos also gets the scene with the girl who has a scar on her face, and I think it was a nice throwback for him, and for the audience to see how he interacts with the young helpless children in the realm. It adds to his character, and I really appreciate his positivity even though he has lost all of the children he has ever cared about.


Jon sees Edd coming into the yard, and goes to hug him before Tormud tackles him and gives him a big bear hug. LOL. He also asks after Brienne which was a good laugh in a rather dramatic episode.

All of the main characters meet for a war council, where we find out some pretty important information for the battle that is coming.

The Night King is after Bran, because he wants the world to experience an endless night, and killing Bran would be like destroying the memory of the world.

We finally get to fiogure out the intentions of the Night King, which is just about what I expected from him. I think we all knew Bran would be important, but now we have our confirmation.

Davos states is perfectly, and says that death is being forgotten. Death isn’t when you are killed, it’s when nobody remembers you or your stories any more.

Bran, who I assume knows what will happen, says he will wait in the weirwood for the Night King to come. The army of the living realize they don’t really stand a chance against the dead, and they plan to draw out the Night King and kill him, which will hopefully kill all the White Walkers.

Jon says he won’t leave Bran alone in the weirwood, but Theon volunteers to protect him with the Ironborn. It was nice seeing Theon trying to pay for his past mistakes with Bran, and Bran and Jon accepting Theon’s determination in protecting Bran.

As the meeting concludes, Jon gives Daenerys the cold shoulder, AGAIN, and I think the entire audience knew that the confrontation would come. I mean we knew the truth, and I don’t think Jon wants to tell her because he only wants to survive this coming battle, but inevitably tells her in the crypts, to which she replies

“You are the last male heir to the iron throne”

Now note she says last male heir, not the last heir. I think the news really opened up her mind to a lot of different possibilities. She slept with her nephew, she’s in love with him, and she’s not the rightful heir anymore.

I think she’s confused and angry that her life goal has just been criushed, but we don’t get to see it happen because of what comes next.


Before that though, we get to see Sam, Jon, and Edd finally meet up again. The first time since season 5 that they were all together.

It was a bit sad hearing them talk about Grenn and Pyp. They were best friends over the years of being Sworn Brothers, and I appreciate the callback they had. They would have been a big help in the coming battle, but basically the last of the three Night’s Watch will defend the realms of men like they swore to do years ago.


I’m going to skip over my favourite scene for a minute, and mention the Hound briefly. The battle against the undead is literally his worst nightmare. There will be fire everywhere. Literally burning bodies  everywhere he looks. I’m not sure he has overcome that fear, and I am interested to see how he handles it all when it comes. I think he will fight through it and do what needs to be done, but being Game of Thrones we can never be too sure. Maybe he will wield a flaming sword and kill a few White Walkers or something.


Now my favourite scene of the episode. Tormud, Brienne, Jaime, Tyrion, Davos,  and Pod sit around the fire, looking to keep warm for the night. They laugh, get drunk, share some stories, and overall it is a lovely scene. There are two moments that really drive this scene home for me.

The first is Pod singing. He has a surprisingly nice voice, and a montage of scenes play overtop of it. He sings a song that has a pretty interesting tie in to the story if you know the truth to it all, but I won’t get into that here.

The scene that almost brought me to tearswas Brienne being knighted. It had been a dream of hers for years, and when Jaime finally knighted her she was happier than any other character had been in the show. Despite White Walkers, the Night King, imminent death, and a creepy ginger man a few feet away from her, she managed a smile so big that it put that scene into my Top 5 favourite scenes of the series for sure. It was so nice seeing someone experience true happiness, and honestly I’m not even doing it justice. You need to see it for yourself to see how beautiufl it really is.


The episode ends with the army of the dead within eyeshot of Winterfell, and boy oh boy is this battle going to be amazing!!!!!


What do you guys think will happen with the rest of the season? Will your character live or die? Let me know in the comments.

Quote of the Day: Fire & Blood

I’ve got three great quotes for you from the fantastic book Fire & Blood. I hope you guys enjoy.


“Let no man think that the fire of the Targaryens did not burn in his veins.”
George R.R. Martin, Fire & Blood


“A ruler needs a good head and a true heart,” she famously told the king. “A cock is not essential.”
George R.R. Martin, Fire & Blood


“Words are wind, but wind can fan a fire. My father and my uncle fought words with steel and flame. We shall fight words with words, and put out the fires before they start.”
George R.R. Martin, Fire & Blood

Book Review: Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin

Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.

What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why did it become so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What is the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice & Fire, but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.

Rating:★★★★★ (MY FIRST 5 STAR REVIEW!!!)

Author: George R.R. Martin


We all know who the Targaryen’s are. Whether you’re a fan of the show or the books we all know that the Targaryen’s are the masters of dragons.

Who came before Daenerys? We know she had a brother, and obviously parents, but turn the sands of time back far enough, and we start to wonder where the Targaryens first came from.

In The Song of Ice & Fire we know that Dragons have been extinct for almost three hundred years, until Daenerys brought Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion over from Essos and began her wars against Cersei and The Night King.

While I was reading the book, there were a lot of moments that were very similar to things Daenerys had done in her adventures, and the phrase “Those who are ignorant of History are doomed to repeat it”  coming to mind.

But, that’s enough of Daenerys, though I’m sure we all enjoyed her in last night’s episode, the season premiere of Season 8!!!

From what I took away from Fire & Blood, the Targaryen’s are this near “godly” offshoot of humans that people seemed more than okay accepting as their rulers.


Now this could be because of their unnaturally light coloured hair, their violet eyes, or the fact that if you didn’t think that there was a pretty good chance you could be burnt alive by a two ton flying lizard at the drop of a hat.

Fire & Blood was an interesting look into the rule of the Targaryen kings and queens (along with a few other family members) that ruled over Westeros until Robert’s Rebellion.

I was a bit disappointed that it only covered the first half of the Targaryen rulers, but after finishing it up, I’m glad it did. I think if George R.R. Martin had tried to put the entire history of the Targaryens into just one book, it wouldn’t be the same, which ties into my next point.

As a history book, I never thought I would be fascinated with the inner workings of a kingdom more than people fighting each other with their dragons in the Dance of Dragons.

I mean the war was pretty cool, and there were some brutal moments during it that I was excited to read about, but I was more excited to read about Jaehaerys and his wife Alysanne, or Aegon and his sisters Rhaenys and Visenya.


The political aspects of the book had me sitting on the edge of my seat more than the aspects of war, which takes some great writing to be able to do that.

Fire & Blood takes a look at all of the Targaryen rulers from Aegon I ‘The Conqueror’ all the way until the start of Aegon III ‘The Dragonsbane’ and something really surprised me.

Multiple times in the book there is mention that Targaryen’s don’t suffer from normal illnesses, or live normal lives. They see themselves as this family that sits on a higher pedestal than the rest of the world, and as the world progresses, the people begin to see that too.

But that really isn’t the case. After reading the book you realize that there are a vast majority of Targaryens that are some pretty shitty people.

Incest aside, many of them are terrible rulers, kill innocent people, take multiple wives, kill babies, family members, friends, and countless other issues.

Some fly  off to the pleasure houses of Lys, some are so uninterested in all aspects of life they don’t have a place in society, and some even devote themselves religiously.

When it comes down to it, they are just like any other family. They have some shining stars, like Jaehaerys, and they have some real duds like Viserys.

In my opinion there were two good rulers. Two rulers who actually benefitted the realm and had an era of prosperity that benefited commoners and lords alike. Aegon I and Jaehaerys. Some of the others were okay, but they didn’t tip the scales. More of a figurehead than an actual benefit to the realm.

Some rulers were bad, killing innocents or screwing up the realm.

Targaryens weren’t this godly family that could do no wrong. Maybe it was due to the generations of incest, but many of them were very flawed in some way. There were always a few diamonds in the rough, but no matter if they were a good or bad ruler, one thing made them better than the rest.



Dragons played two roles in the Targaryen’s history.

Weapon and Symbol.

On one hand dragons were used for exactly what people imagined them to be. They were weapons, flying over the battlefields burning their foes to ash. When they weren’t burning their enemies alive, their enemies were kneeling. Surrendering to that powerful beast and the man or woman on its back.

We see this in the Dance of Dragons, we see it with Aegon I, we see it through the entire history of the Targaryen’s until they finally died out during Aegon III’s rule.

This idea of dragons being a weapon was what made the Targaryen’s the rulers of Westeros after the kingdoms were united. I mean how could you stand up to such raw power. In an instant thousands of your men could be burnt alive, and you were powerless to stop it.

As the kingdoms were united, and warfare between the kingdoms died out, the dragons lost their role as a weapon, and became a symbol. A symbol of peace to be exact.

It wasn’t until Jaehaerys I that the dragons truly became a symbol of peace. I might be wrong but I don’t think he ever used his dragon in a battle. His dragon was used for efficiency. He would fly it around the seven kingdoms and meet with lords and ladies, commoners and royalty alike to learn from them.

He wanted to create a better kingdom, and learning from its people was the best way to do that, but horses were too slow. His dragon could get him across the world in a few days.

This efficiency, and his own nature made Jaehaerys the best Targaryen king in my opinion.

Now back to the dragon as a symbol of peace. Under his rule, Jaehaerys basically stopped all wars. There were some battles that took place during his time, but they were minor skirmishes for the most part, and it was in part to do with his dragons.

Imagine being a villager, living in a village you hadn’t been away from for more than a day, and a dragon flies overhead, landing in the next town. As cool awe-inspiring as that would be, it would be terrifying. This beast could kill you in an instant, and that’s how everyone saw it.


Jaehaerys wouldn’t have done that. He would have found a peaceful solution to solve an issue, but the idea was there. Nobody wanted to fight against these dragons, so they became peaceful. They accepted peace, and didn’t look for war when there was no cause to.

I think Daenerys’ dragons are the opposite. Her dragons are weapons through and through, and come the end of the series I don’t think there will be a place for them.


I don’t think the Westeros we have now, the one Danny wants to create has a need for dragons, and I hope she realizes that.

I could get in to how they are her children and maybe she can’t have human kids while they are alive, but I think that Danny might have to kill her dragons in order to get the world she wants.

She wants to break the wheel, and having dragons might help her do that, but it won’t help her make the new world that she wants to make.

What do you think the role of dragons will be for the end of Game of Thrones? Will they stay around? Will they survive the battle of Winterfell? 

And what do you think of the Targaryens as a family? This role as rulers has been put on their heads for nundreds of years, but maybe they arent as worthy as people think? Or maybe they are? let me know in the comments. 

Episode Review: Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1

Before I begin I am putting a spoiler warning into effect. If you haven’t seen the newest episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 then I suggest you stop reading now and go watch it. You have been warned.

So last night was the season premiere of Season 8 for Game of Thrones and a lot happened.

I’m not going to analyze it 100%, picking out every inch of what happened. There are plenty of videos and posts about that.

What I’m looking to do is give a summary of events, and just fill in any questions that you might have. The post shouldn’t be too long, but hopefully it’ll help you understand things a bit better and give some thoughts and theories as to what I think is going to happen.

First off, we start the season with Jon, Daenerys, and their huge ass armies marching into Winterfell. This is very reminiscent of the start of Season 1, when Robert and his armies marched into Winterfell.

This was the first of many call backs to earlier seasons, and it was nice to see them. It makes the story sort of cyclical which is nice.

Having a chance to see the sheer number of Unsullied sort of made me wonder if it were possible for the Night King to stand a chance. I mean you give the greatest army in the world some dragonglass weapons, they should be fine right?

I don’t think it will be that simple. I’m not sure how yet, but I think that we will see the Night King pull out some trump cards like mammoths or polar bears that’ll even out his odds.

As Jon and Daenerys enter Winterfell, we get to see him seeing Bran again, but we also get to see Danny and Sansa meet for the first time, and boy oh boy are the sparks real!

You could cut the tension between the two with a knife. I love it. It’s pretty clear that Sansa is not a big fan of Danny. She hates her because Jon bent the knee, and now that she’s smarter and better than Littlefinger was, she trusts nobody but herself and maybe her family members.

I think that Danny wants to like Sansa, but Sansa doesn’t want to give her the time of day. Will this lead to some issues for the armies of the living down the road? Or will it be resolved somehow, maybe with Sansa saving Danny or vice versa?


Next we got Jon and Arya’s reunion, and I couldn’t be happier. I didn’t even think about how this was going to go, but I am not disappointed. Jon still sees her as a little girl who wants to be a knight, to an extent, but also knows that she has seen some shit and been put through the ringer. It’s the ultimate big bro moment for him and Arya, and I love the two of them comparing swords.

“Have you had to use it?”

“Once or twice”

Like Arya, you could probably kick his ass while looking like anyone you want. I’m glad the two of them had their reunion though, because I don’t think we will get to see the two of them together too much until closer to the end of the season, if at all. Their stories don’t really overlap that much with what’s left to do. I mean Jon has a few loose ends he needs to tie up, and Arya doesn’t really have a set path yet, but I would like to see the two of them fight a few guys together.


Let’s head south for a bit and talk about Theon and Yara. I had kind of forgot that Theon went to save his sister, and was a little disappointed with his rescue mission. I mean I’m happy Theon saved her, and I loved that they didn’t say a word to each other as Yara head butted him and then they left.

Yara decided she was going to go to the Iron Islands to take it back since her uncle left, and she brings up a good point. They need a place to go if the Night King wins. Somewhere where he can’t reach.

I think it’s a good idea, but I don’t think it’ll work. I think the Night King is strong enough that he would either freeze the waters and walk over it, or pull a Pirate’s of the Carribean and have his zombies walk on the ocean floor. Either way I think it’ll turn into Yara coming to her senses and marching her troops over to help, maybe at the last minute to help save the day, but who knows.

I am glad Theon decided he wanted to help the Starks out. I think he beats himself up and blames himself for what happened to them, and he wants to pay them back. I don’t think he’s to blame for too much. He was young, naïve, and I don’t think he felt like he had a place in the world, so he tried to carve his own path, which didn’t work out the way he intended it to.


The Golden Company came in to play in this episode, though I am extremely disappointed we didn’t get to see any elephants. Damn dragons taking up too much of the budget. How terrifying would an ice elephant be, though we’ve had a mammoth so I guess maybe not as cool as that.

They didn’t do much in this episode, but they are obviously an important part of the season if they were introduced this heavily, it’s just a matter of what their role will be. I have a hunch they might betray Cersei and follow Melisandre, but we haven’t seen any hint of that yet. They might just be the army we get to see fight against the North and their allies once they have dealt with the Night King. The Golden Company is probably the one “character” I don’t have a good prediction for because I think they are just too new right now.

Cersei hired the Golden Company, and that was basically it for her role this episode. She had a little bit of horizontal tango time with Euron, who really wants to give her a baby, but other than that, she didn’t do a hell of a lot, but she is somehow still fucking evil and I love it. I hate Cersei so much, but you can’t deny that she is a terrific character.

Back to the horizontal tango. This is a lot more of a comparison to the Cersei in the books. Book Cersei sleeps with a lot of different men for different reasons, because she believes that is her only weapon. We haven’t seen a lot of it in the show, but it was a nice reference to her book self that worked wonderfully solidifying the alliance with Euron and his ships.

peaking of gold though, the magnificent Bronn makes his appearance, and with three naked prostitutes to boot. I’m not surprised, if anything I’m surprised he doesn’t have more.

What’s interesting to me is that he was given a job of sorts from Qyburn. He tells Bronn that should either of the two Lannister brothers survive the exploits in the north, that Bronn needs to kill them, and if he does he will get chests upon chests of gold and a lordship. Bronn can get everything he has always wanted.

This is interesting for two reasons.

  1. This clearly shows that Cersei is over Jaime. She’s given up on him and labelled him as a traitor, which is a huge milestone for their relationship. I’m not sure if she is just mad at him, or she genuinely hates him now, but it is clear she is okay with Jaime being killed.
  2. This offers Bronn an interesting decision. Does he kill his arguably two best friends. Two men who have made him rich and powerful, or does he let them live and choose not to kill them. It seems to me like he’s going to choose not to kill them, but thinking this is making me wonder if maybe he does. Maybe he chooses to shoot one of them. It seems like the obvious choice is to save his friends, so what if he killed them? It seem’s like it’s exactly what’s not going to happen, that it just might happen.

Jon is probably a lot of people’s favourite character, and in this episode he embraced that title, because he basically took his role and Danny’s role and put them into one. Danny didn’t do a lot on her own, she was very much a support character.

She did kiss Jon though and I am convinced that Drogon can tell they are related.

Tyrion, Varys, and Davos think Jon and Danny make a good couple, and they should join the houses once the war is over, but the audience knows why that idea is a big no no.

Jon takes his first ride on Rhaegal, and he is absolutely terrified of the entire experience. I think he would rather fight the Night King before doing that again, but I think we will see him on Rhaegal’s back again before the season is over.

Now obviously Jon is going to have an important role to play in the coming war, because he is the one that understands what is coming. He has seen the army of the dead multiple times, and he knows how terrifying it is and he is just doing his best to make sure the living continue to survive.

Now we all knew that Jon was the true heir to the Iron Throne, being Prince Aegon VI Targaryen, but Jon finally finds out from Sam, and is rattled. He doesn’t really know what to say or how to react. At first he is a little angry at Sam because he believed the most honourable man he knew, his dad, would never keep a secret like this, but Sam points out it was an honourable thing to do, because he was looked down upon by everyone who thought Jon was his bastard, but the whole time Ned knew the truth of Jon.

It was a bit heartbreaking, but I don’t think we will get to discover the after effects of this knowledge for at least a few episodes because the battle of Winterfell is coming and that is much more important than any personal problems people bring up. Sansa does bring up a good point though. Did Jon bend the knee because he wanted to save the North, or because he loved Danny?

Also, on a side note, it was really sad seeing Sam find out about his family members being dead from Daenerys.

Arya, who has become one of my favourite characters throughout the show, meets up with The Hound and Gendry again, and I love how proud The Hound is of how she turned out. I think he sees a little bit of himself in Arya, and it’s really funny because he’s this hard cold type of person.

I am curious as to what she wanted Gendry to make for her though. I didn’t get a good look if it, but it seems to be some sort of launcher? We will see what Gendry can make of it, though I’m sure he won’t have a problem making it for her.

Jaime also makes it to Winterfell, and I’m glad he did because I think he’s going to have an important role to play when it comes to the defences against the army of the dead.

What I’m curious to see is how he is with Danny and Bran. They are two people who Jaime really screwed over in some way, so I’m interested to see how those issues are resolved, though Bran seems to be okay with what has happened since he was pushed from the window and became a cripple.

Now comes the part I am most excited about. Tormud and Beric. They survived the attack on the wall, which I am thrilled about, but when they discovered the Umber Castle had been attacked, and Lord Umber pinned to the wall with the White Walker symbol around him.

This made me wonder a few things. Could the white walkers be running from something worse? Could there be something on the other side of the wall that’s worse than the white walkers, and it’s causing them to flee south?

The reason I think this is because their symbol has eight arms, and if you consider the white walkers as their own kingdom, that would make a total of eight kingdoms.

Now there may not be a different big baddies that they all need to team up against, but it was an idea I had come to mind.

I think that the Night King’s purpose is to destroy all magic. Since he was made from magic, maybe magic is the only thing that can stop him.

Now that Westeros is filled with different magical users, the white walkers and the Night King are on a warpath to destroy it all before it destroys them.

What do you think will happen this season? Who’s your favourite character, and do you think they’ll make it to the end or not? Let me know in the comments. 

Quote of the Day: The World of Ice and Fire

It’s that time of the week you have all been waiting for. That’s right, it’s FRIDAY’S QUOTE OF THE DAY!!!!!

This week I’ve got an extra special surprise for you though. That’s right, you guessed it… THREE QUOTES.

I know, I know. “Wow three quotes in one day? What did I do to deserve that?”

Well truth be told I feel rather generous today so I thought I’d share it with everyone. Hope you enjoy folks!

“IT IS SAID with truth that every building is constructed stone by stone, and the same may be said of knowledge, extracted and compiled by many learned men, each of whom builds upon the works of those who preceded him. What one of them does not know is known to another, and little remains truly unknown if one seeks far enough.” 
― George R.R. Martin, The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

George has a lot of great quotes, in all of his books, but this one hits the nail right on the head. Knowledge is a powerful thing, but just because you don’t know something doesn’t mean your dumb. Einstein didn’t know everything. I’m sure there are plenty of things I know that Einstein didn’t, you just have to realize that everyone is different and everyone knows different things.

“No man can say with certainty what the future may hold. But perhaps, in knowing what has already transpired, we can all do our part to avoid the mistakes of our forebears, to emulate their successes, and to create a world more harmonious for our children and their children, for generations to come.”
― George R.R. Martin, The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

There’s something special about a quote that applies to the book and the real world. BUT this is basically just “Those who are ignorant of history are doomed to repeat it but way fancier. It’s still a really inspiring quote though.