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.
I pray for a glimpse of Azor Ahai, and R’hllor shows me only s n o w …
flames are burning behind her eyes
Some will soon learn that even an ember in the ashes can still ignite a great blaze.
"The red priestess was fire, and her hair was blood and flame”.
melisandre - requested by imkylejohntaylor
"Alone we are born and alone we die, but as we walk through this black vale we draw strength from one another.."
I wasn’t there when the wildfire killed our men by the thousands. I could have saved those men. You would have taken the city, Stannis would now sit upon his rightful throne and you would stand beside him, but I wasn’t there because you convinced your king to leave me behind. Do you hear them screaming? All those burning men in the water crying for their mothers, for their gods, for help until the moment the Blackwater swallowed them. Don’t despair Ser Davos, what I told your son is true; death by fire is the purest death.
—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.