Welcome to the darkest year of our adventures!
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Fandoms: A Song of Ice and Fire & Related Fandoms, Game of Thrones (TV), A Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin
23 Oct 2017
Fate, men insist, is inexorable. So much followed the gift of a crown of blue roses. So many died. There was so much heartache, so much blood and so many tears that together they would have made a great river, yet, in time, the eddies smoothed, new rivers joined, and the tears went down to the great wide unknowable sea, and people forgot how it ever began.
What might have been never did, and of all those who were hurt by that mad moment in the sun, the two of them were hurt the most. This is not a love story. This is a story about a realm that bled. A story of widows. Of orphans. Of graves and of worms. This is a story of burned villages, of fallow fields and torched towns, of outrage and atrocity and woe.
This is the story of men stabbed. Of woman cut down. Of babes and the elderly left to die, by starvation or by worse. This is a story of men who might have been friends but instead were enemies, of people who died or were put to death in all that followed, this is a story in which love plays little part. This is the story of the civil war.
And if you think this story has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention…