This is a blog dedicated to the flawless shadowbinder Melisandre of Asshai from George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Melisandre is introduced in the second book, A Clash of Kings, and quickly grows in importance. She is the main advisor to Stannis Baratheon, and proclaims him to be Azor Ahai reborn. With her magic Melisandre influences many events in the series, and is feared by many. She is a servant of R'Hllor, the Lord of Light and God of Flame and Shadow.
In the second season of Game of Thrones, Melisandre will be played by Carice van Houten.
A couple of folks asked for Davos yesterday, and since I was already thinking about drawing him, I finished up today.
No one asked for Stannis, which is pretty par for the course, but I drew him anyway. Team Dragonstone needed to be completed.
This is gorgeous.
Whenever she was asked what she saw within her fires, Melisandre would answer, “Much and more,” but seeing was never as simple as those words suggested. It was an art, and like all arts it demanded mastery, discipline, study. Pain. That too. R’hllor spoke to his chosen ones through blessed fire, in a language of ash and cinder and twisting flame that only a god could truly grasp. Melisandre had practiced her art for years beyond count, and she had paid the price.
Don’t despair, Ser Davos. What I told your son is true. Death by fire is the purest death.
“We do not choose our destiny. We must do our duty now.”
I pray for a glimpse of Azor Ahai, and R’hllor shows me only Snow.