- Valar Morghulis.
- Yes, all men must die, but we are not men.
Pain shuddered through him… and suddenly the bathhouse was spinning. Brienne caught him before he could fall. Her arm was all gooseflesh, clammy and chilled, but she was strong, and gentler than he would have thought. Gentler than Cersei, he thought as she helped him from the tub, his legs wobbly as a limp cock. “Guards!” he heard the wench shout. “The Kingslayer!”
Jaime, he thought, my name is Jaime.
I don’t think it works that way child.
‘My conversations with your beloved friend are of no one’s business,’ she said.
‘How come Finnikin’s my beloved friend whenever you fight and he’s your beloved husband all other times?’
Isaboe stared at him, unamused.
“We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.”
“When you stop fussing,” Gen had said, slipping to his knees beside her couch, “I will sleep with two knives under my pillow.”
Attolia had looked down at him and said sharply, “Don’t be ridiculous.”
Only when Eugenides laughed had Sophos realized her implication: If she ever turned against Eugenides, a second knife wouldn’t save him.
books everybody should read → the chronicles of lumatere by melina marchetta
what it’s about: the royal family of lumatere was killed a decade ago, and ever since the citizens of lumatere have been oppressed and many are refugees. when it is rumoured that an heir to lumatere’s throne is still alive, finnikin must follow a young woman, evanjalin, in order to find the prince.
why you should read it: ladies and gents, i give you some of the most kickass heroines to grace australian literature. when isaboe is queen, her husband is not the king but the queen’s consort. quintana announces that she has had a vision of her bearing the firstborn so that the lastborn girls are not subjected to repeated rape in an effort to produce a child. after phaedra’s husband refuses to acknowledge their marriage, she helps charynites who have fled charyn and found refuge near the mountains of lumatere, rather than shame her family and make them the object of ridicule. also quintana/froi is my otp to end all otps. you don’t know otp pain until you’ve shipped them.do you love me? because if you don’t, i’d wait until you did. i’d wait weeks and months and years.
I fixed something.
would you like that?
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