The Night's Queens, Brides of Fire, and Undead Kings Mar 7, 2016 20:23:24 GMT voice likes this
Post by SlyWren on Mar 7, 2016 20:23:24 GMT
So, if you were doing the books' maps, the edges would be "here be Night's Kings?"
And, as I said above, what the precedent keeps getting mentioned. And associated with the Dragonknight--which is interesting.
Dawn rose is a common motif in the series, and we see a winter rose growing from a chink in a Wall that looks like a large twin for the greatsword Dawn - alive with light.
YUP! And Martin's SSM chooses the language "the next Sword of the Morning rises." Rising seems innately tied to the sword and its bearer.
Or even that the morality gets simplified. Beric's sticking with the basic plan. Cat's plan is extremely simple--kill those she thinks betrayed her. No nuance. Dany's is getting simpler, too, despite all the politics. The Stallion mounts the world. He doesn't engage it in diplomatic relations.
Reminds me of the Yeats line: "What could have made her peaceful with a mind that nobleness made simple as a fire?" Simple as in not nuanced. Not "simplistic."
Well, Arthur does get Jaime's blood on Dawn. References Jaime's bloody knees. And says, "blood is the seal of our devotion." Am wondering if the burning sword with blood is a mongrelization of the same basic idea.
LmL and I have talked about Sansa as Nights Queen echo. and WeaselPie's argued about Lyanna as Other.
This might be a closer middle ground--Lyanna as tied to blue-eyed death that rose via new life? Or are you agreeing with voice that Lyanna's in the Winterfell crypts in a weirwood chair?