A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I honestly think this is the best fantasy series ever written. I'm hooked. I love the depth of the characters.
"Some men want whores on the eve of battle, and some want gods. Jon wondered who felt better afterward. The sept tempted him no more than the brothel; his own gods kept their temples in the wild places, where the weirwoods spread their bone-white branches. The Seven have no power beyond the Wall, he thought, but my gods will be waiting." A Clash Of Kings
'A shadow on the wall,' Varys murmured, 'Yet shadows can kill. And ofttimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow.''
"'The years pass in their hundreds and their thousands, and what does any man see of life but a few summers, a few winters? We look at mountains and call them eternal, and so they seem... but in the course of time, mountains rise and fall, rivers change their courses, stars fall from the sky, and great cities sink beneath the sea. Even gods die, we think. Everything changes.'"A Clash of Kings
"He snorted. 'There are no true knights, no more than there are gods. If you can't protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can. Sharp steel and strong arms rule this world, don't ever believe any different.' Sansa backed away from him. 'You're awful.' 'I'm honest. It's the world that's awful.'" A Clash of Kings
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