Issue of Slaver’s Bay

Daenerys gives herself the mission to civilize the Slaver's Bay. But Martin shows at least somewhat correctly what happens when different groups, different cultures, meet: strife, conflict and bloodshed. Good intentions are not enough; in fact, idealism often makes the situation worse because it leads to inability to account for reality. And in her mission,... Continue Reading →

An Argument for War

Catelyn waited until they had quieted. “My lords,” she said then, “Lord Eddard was your liege, but I shared his bed and bore his children. Do you think I love him any less than you?” Her voice almost broke with her grief, but Catelyn took a long breath and steadied herself. “Robb, if that sword... Continue Reading →

Why I dislike Daenerys

Basically... ...she has dragons. Yes, that is the main reason. There are others - her idealism and impatience screaming "I am about to get disappointed and become a tyrant", her dreaming about throne in Westeros while piling up responsibilities in Essos, her conquering a city and then leaving it with new government and absolutely no... Continue Reading →

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