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.
—Melisandre, A Storm of Swords. (via deisegal)
She had no time for sleep, with the weight of the world upon her shoulders. And she feared to dream. Sleep is a little death, dreams the whisperings of the Other, who would drag us all into his eternal night. She would sooner sit bathed in the ruddy glow of her red lord’s blessed flames, her cheeks flushed by the wash of heat as if by a lover’s kisses.
melisandre week → day 5: favorite character traits
terrible: distressing; severe.
patient: bearing provocation, annoyance, misfortune, delay, hardship, pain, etc., with fortitude and calm and without complaint, anger, or the like.
determined: resolute; staunch.
powerful: having or exerting great power or force.
day one ➙ favourite minor charactermelisandre, priestess of fire and mother of shadow.
The ruby at Melisandre’s throat gleamed red. “It is not those foes who curse you to your face that you must fear, but those who smile when you are looking and sharpen their knives when you turn your back. You would do well to keep your wolf close beside you. Ice, I see, and daggers in the dark. Blood frozen red and hard, and naked steel. It was very cold.”
"It is always cold on the Wall."
"You think so?"
"I know so, my lady.”
"Then you know nothing, Jon Snow," she whispered.
and her hair was blood and flame.