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Game of Thrones Quotes Inspired by Khal Drogo

There are many Game of Thrones quotes collections on the web these days. However, there is not much Khal Drogo around.

Khal Drogo is one of the most popular characters in the series, although he only appears in the first season, and in one episode of the second season of a Game of Thrones.  The reason of his popularity could lay in the fact that he is a fearless warrior, a leader of his huge khalasar, and at the same time, he can also be a gentle husband and a lover. There is a bit of a difference between his character in the series and in the book, but we will discuss that a bit later.

Now, in order to tell a story about Khal Drogo, a story must be told about Daenerys Stormborn, because everything we learn about Khal Drogo, we learn through her eyes, at least in the book.

As Daenerys Stormborn is getting ready to be married to Khal Drogo, who in return will provide an army of Dothrakis to her brother Viserys Targaryen so he can win his Iron Throne back, she hears lots of details about her future husband.


Khal Drogo is one of the mightiest khals in Essos. He is, so rich that even his slaves wear golden collars. A hundred thousand men ride in his khalasar, and his palace in Vaes Dothrak has two hundred rooms and doors of solid silver.


Khal Drogo is one of the youngest khals who has such power. Dothrakis respect only those people who are strong and fearless, and Khal Drogo is all that, and more. He is described to Daenerys by her handmaids as handsome, tall, fierce, and fearless in battle, the best rider to ever mount a horse, a demon archer.


When Daenerys first meets Khal Drogo, she sees that all the stories were true. He was a head taller than the tallest man in the room, but light on his feet, as graceful as the panther. With a skin with the color of polished copper, thick moustache bound with gold and bronze rings, he is definitely a sight to see. Khal Drogo's hair is so long that it touches his thighs when it's braided, because a Dothraki only cuts his hair when he is defeated. The length of his hair is only one more sign of his past - he has never been defeated.

 

The wedding feast that takes place outside the city of Pentos is a barbaric splendor. Half naked people are drinking, dancing wildly, fighting, having sex in front of everyone else, and there are even fights to death.

As Illyrio Mopatis said:

  • "a Dothraki wedding without at least a few deaths is considered a dull event."

All of this shows how wild and fierce Dothrakis are, and the wildest and fiercest of all, their warlord, Khal Drogo.

Of course, there are not so many Khal Drogo quotes, as he didn’t speak a lot. But you can check these out.

Khal Drogo - A gentle husband?

This part is the one that differs in the book and the series Game of Thrones. In the book, after Daenerys and Khal Drogo ride out from the wedding feast where he ignored her for most of the time, he sees that she cries in fear of what will happen on their first wedding night. Khal Drogo treats Daenerys gently - he lets her unbraid his hair, takes her clothes slowly, caresses her gently, massages her shoulders, and when the time comes to have sex, he asks her: "No?" By that time, Daenerys has overcome her fear and feels relaxed enough to answer with a yes. In the series, however, it is shown as a much crueler event.


As the time goes by, and the khalasar travels to Vaes Dothrak to get the blessing for the new bride, a gentle and kind relationship develops between Daenerys and Khal Drogo. He is proud of her when she starts to behave like a real khaleesi, and refuses her brother in his whims.


When Viserys Targaryen gets drunk in Vaes Dothrak and threatens Daenerys and her unborn child, Khal Drogo shows his love for his wife and child, but also his wild Dothraki side, and spills a "crown" of molten gold on his head, killing him.


Still in Vaes Dothrak, a trader from the Westeros tries to poison Daenerys in a promise of lordship from King Robert. Ser Jorah Mormont saves her, and when Khal Drogo learns about this event, the anger and care for his wife make him decide to go and get the Iron Throne for his wife and his son. He refused to do this before because his warriors and himself fear the poison water, the sea, the salty water that no one can drink.


Khal Drogo leads his khalasar to get more slaves so they could buy the ships to take them to Westeros. He is wounded by a rivaling Khal Ogo.


Daenerys seeks help from the maegi, the bloodmage she saved from the Dothraki warriors. Khal Drogoaccepts her help because of his love for Daenerys, but he takes off the poultice that Mirri Maz Duurmade for him, and that leads to infection. He falls from his horse, and most of his khalasar abandons him because "a khal who cannot ride, cannot lead."


However, the infection takes its toll, and there is nothing left to do. Daenerys, feeling desperate, makes Mirri Maz Duur perform a dark ritual, ignoring the warnings that only death can pay for life. Khal Drogo remains alive, but only his body.


The life of his son, Rhaego, is sacrificed, and Daenerys blames Mirri Maz Duur, even though it was actually her fault for losing both Khal Drogo and her son, as Mirri Maz Duur tells her, "That was a lie you told yourself. You knew the price."


Daenerys tries to bring back Khal Drogo's mind, but when she fails and realizes that he is truly lost to her, she kills him with a pillow and prepares the fire funeral. She ties Mirri Maz Duur to the platform, puts the dragon eggs that she got as a wedding gift, and starts the fire. The life of Mirri Maz Duur, her son Rhaego, and Khal Drogo are sacrificed, and three little dragons are born.


In the fire of the funeral, Daenerys sees a spirit of Khal Drogo, smiling at her. Later on, one of the dragons is named in his honor, Drogon.

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George RR Martin Books In Order

Rarely have there been as many changes to a fantasy series (or any kind of series, for that matter) as in the order of Geore R. R. Martin books for A Song of Ice and Fire. When he released the first book – A Game of Thrones [1996], he envisioned it to be part of a trilogy: A Game of Thrones, A Dance With Dragons, and The Winds of Winter. Yet two other books followed A Game of Thrones, namely A Clash of Kings [1999] and A Storm of Swords [2000]. Eventually Martin decided to split the fourth book, leading to the release of A Feast for Crows [2005]. Finally, A Dance with Dragons [2011] made its appearance in 2011 as the fifth book in the series. To date, two other books – The Winds of Winter [forthcoming] and A Dream of Spring [forthcoming] – are slated as the sixth and seventh novels, respectively. However, Martin will not confirm or deny the possibility of an eighth book.

More frustrating than the growing number of books is the growing number of years between the releases of the latest novels. As HBO’s A Game of Thrones come to a close, fans are again left bereft of entertainment at par with Martin’s bestselling fantasy. However, avid readers can still turn towards Martin’s other fantasy novels.

 

The order of George RR Martin’s Books

 

Dying of the Light (1977)

Dirk T Larien is summoned by his former lover, Gwen Delvano, to a world called Worlorn. Here Dirk finds that Gwen is no longer the same woman he knew and loved – and she is now bound to another man. What follows is a dark and lonely tale in a dying world.

 

Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle) (1981)

This is the story of one woman’s quest to fly despite being born “land-bound” in the world of Windhaven. She will stop at nothing to achieve her dreams and bring hope to the land-bound, even if it means the upheaval of their ancient traditions.

 

Fevre Dream (1982)

Abner Marsh could not resist an offer of gold and a new boat to help revive his dilapidated fleet – even it means traversing the Mississippi with a haunting, wealthy aristocrat named Joshua York. Make no mistake, this is a vampire novel, but one that portrays the beauty and horrors of humanity and immortality as only George R. R. Martin can.

 

The Armageddon Rag (1983)

Sandy Blair rediscovers his roots as a 60’s hippie as he investigates a murder involving the once legendary rock band, Nazgûl. Fans of Stephen King and of the music industry are sure to enjoy this book.

 

Dead Man’s Hand (1990)

This is the seventh book in a series about a world forever changed by the “wild card virus”. It is a fast-paced action/adventure novel rife with detective work and violence.

 

A Song of Ice And Fire (1996-?)

  • A Game of Thrones [1996]
  • A Clash of Kings [1999]
  • A Storm of Swords [2000]
  • A Feast for Crows [2005]
  • A Dance with Dragons [2011]
  • The Winds of Winter [forthcoming]
  • A Dream of Spring [forthcoming]

 

Shadow Twin (2005)

This is a short science fiction novel about a man who is captured by aliens and forced to hunt down another human.

 

Hunter’s Run (2008)

This novel serves as the full-length version of Shadow’s Twin and expands on the main protagonist’s quest of self-discovery in a world dominated by alien species.

 

While all these books have received good reviews and high praise for Martin’s writing style, none come close to the theme or scale of A Song of Ice and Fire books. Readers seeking other good fantasy reads on the order of George R. R. Martin’s books, particularly those at par with A Game of Thrones, would do well to try Scott Bakker’s Prince of Nothing seriesTad William’s Shadowmarch, and Steven Erikson’s The Malazan Book of the Fallen.

Asha Name Change

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Game of Thrones writers and executive producers, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have confirmed name change for one of the most interesting book characters.


It seems Asha had her name changed, and the main reason is to avoid confusion with Osha.

 

David also confirmed reports that producers are working on changing the name of Theon Greyjoy's sister, who in the books is called Asha.


"We're a little bit worried about the Osha/Asha sounding too close together," David said, making a reference to the Season 1 wildling character. "So it might be a slightly different name."


They also mention again that some stuff from book 3 will find its way into season two.


Fans of the books will remember that a scene in Season 1 - featuring Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley) confronting prisoner Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) about Bran's fall, actually occurs in George's second book. David said the moving around of chapters in the actual television version will happen some more.


"A few things from book 3 will be in [Season] 2 actually," David told Access.


Although I'm not sure a name change is necessary, I am fine with name change, in general, if they want to do it for any of the characters. But I am no at all satisfied with Yara! It sounds like the name of an old crone. Plus it is close to Arya. WinterIsComming.net suggested Ashara as an alternative, which could be seen as a nice bit of fan service, assuming Ashara Dayne doesn't get mentioned in the show, to give her name to another strong female character. What about you guys? Any other name suggestions?

Theon Greyjoy – a Friend or a Foe?

Theon Greyjoy is a character from the Song of Ice and Fire books, and Game of Thrones series, that we love to hate.


In the series Theon Greyjoy is portrayed by Alfie Allen, and we don't think many people are aware that he is a younger brother of the famous singer, Lily Allen, who even wrote a song about him, called - Alfie.

Theon Greyjoy as a Friend

Theon Greyjoy is a son of Lord Balon Greyjoy, from the Iron Islands. What makes Iron Islanders so different from the rest of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros is that they are an aggressive people who believe that everything belongs to them, and is theirs to take. The motto of the house Greyjoy is: "We do not sow" and do they stand up to that!

The custom of the Iron Islands is to conquer and take whatever they want - salt wives or ships or gold or shields... they call this stealing and raping the Iron Price, and it is a price that is dear to everyone who is not their members.


So, Balon Greyjoy wanted to be a king, because he does not serve others. However, he didn't exactly prove to be a skillful king, so his rebellion was quickly annihilated by King Robert Baratheon and his Warden of the North Eddard Stark. Since Balon's elder sons were killed during rebellion, the only son left to him, Theon Greyjoy, was sent to be Ned Stark's ward. Since Theon was about the same age as Robb Stark, and Jon Snow, he easily became friends with Robb. However, his arrogant nature started to show even then - he never became friends with Jon, whom he thought a lesser person since Jon was Eddard Starks's bastard.


We cannot really tell was it the upbringing or the genes with Theon Greyjoy, but he proved to be his father's son, no matter how much Balon despised Theon Greyjoy for becoming more alike to the Starks.

 

Theon as a Foe

When Robb Stark went to war to avenge his father's death, Theon went with him. Because they grew up together, Robb had faith in Theon, more than Theon really deserved. And that is what doomed them both. As the Game of Thrones season 2 finale was out, we saw how Theon got a knock on the head. Fan of the series alone are left to wait and see if he survived or not. Fans of the Song of Ice and Fire series know a bit more of the story already.


After Theon Greyjoy went to his father to try and make him an ally to Robb, he was welcomed with scorn and disdain from his own father and sister. Like I said, maybe it was Theon's genes - when you look at his family, there's certainly a pattern in behavior, and maybe it was the upbringing from the first ten years of his life, before he came to Starks. Maybe it's both. Either way, Theon could not stand this "warm" welcome, so he quickly betrayed Robb Stark, which eventually made him even go and conquer Winterfell using stealth, in an attempt to prove himself to his family. When his conquest does not go smoothly, he even kills two boys - supposedly Bran and Rickon Stark.


There's a difference between the books and the series here - in the series, he was influenced to do this by an Iron Islander, so it seems credible that Theon wanted to prove himself to his own people. In the books, however, he is influenced by a man liberated from Winterfell dungeons after Theon's conquest, supposedly called Reek, which makes Theon look even more stupid, arrogant, and childish in a way.


This Reek is actually Ramsay Snow, a bastard son of Lord Roose Bolton, who is one of the lords sworn to the Starks. Ramsay Snow is a sadistic but clever... what to call him? A monster? That would be a description too bland. So, that scene from the final of the Game of Thrones season 2 leaves us not knowing what actually happened to Theon Greyjoy.


In the last two books of Song of Ice and Fire, we find out that he is alive, but tortured. It could be said that the torture made Theon deny his own identity, and become yet another Reek, an all-obedient servant of Ramsay Bolton (whoever calls him Snow - a last name which marks bastard children - is likely to end up tortured as well). But I think that leaving his own identity behind has also to do with his weak, but arrogant and selfish nature, too.
So, Theon/Reek comes to Winterfell once again, and there he hears his own name, said by the old gods from the Godswood. It's actually Bran Stark, but Theon doesn't know that. He starts to realize how craven and despicable he was and is, so tries to find a way to redeem himself. As one blogger said, no one hates Theon Greyjoy more than Theon Greyjoy.


In the Song of Ice and Fire, nothing is black and white. Even though Theon Greyjoy starts doing some good deeds because he truly is sorry for what kind of person he was, we cannot forget that he raped many women, killed men, killed two little boys just to hide his own incompetence, beheaded one of his mentors and was indirectly responsible for the Red Wedding.


So, what will happen with Theon? As much as we love to hate him, we will have to wait to see.

Welcome to my blog About Game of Thrones

Hi there! Welcome to my new blog, this time it's dedicated to one of the best TV shows ever - Game of Thrones. I've been on the road for almost three years now, but wherever I may roam, I always find a way to watch game of thrones.

So, in my spare time, I decided to write little bits of text about this great series. Some posts will be about books too. I will try to cover some aspects that haven't been covered so often, but I will also drop interesting events, quotes and events from Game of Thrones universe.