Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top Ten Characters of 2011

Top Ten Characters of 2011

I apologize that most of these are from the Game of Thrones/ Song of Fire and Ice series, but George has me wrapped around his little finger. His characters are awesome!

Cleopatra Selene - I feel like this was the year of Selene. First I read Cleopatra's Daughter, then Lily of the Nile and its sequel Song of the Nile. I think there was another one in there too. She was a great character in all of the books.

Photo from the GoT Wiki
Jamie Lannister (Game of Thrones) - I have read a lot of books in my life. I have fallen in love with many characters. I have hated many characters with the utmost fire. Never have I done both with the same character, until Jamie Lannister entered my life. Damn you George RR Martin!! The man throws a child out a window and yet I have still come to love him. Favorite quotes : "There are no men like me. There's only me." or "The things I do for love."

Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones) - Damn you once again George RR Martin!! You make me feel inappropriately about a dwarf. (The book's terminology not mine.) To me, Tyrion is the heart and soul of the whole Song of Fire and Ice series. He's the only character who just simply is who he is, no shame, no hiding. Love him. Favorite quote: "Never forget who you are, for surely the world won’t. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you." or "Lord Tywin Lannister, in the end, did not shit gold."

Jon Snow (Game of Thrones) - I really want him to end up winning the "game of thrones". I know that technically that can't happen since he is now on the Wall and is part of the Night's Watch, but a girl can dream. I'm ridiculously jealous of Ygritte even though she's dead now. Best quote : “Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.” 

Gregor Clegane/ The Hound (Game of Thrones) - To me, The Hound is THE tragic hero of the Game of Thrones series. Underneath that face half burnt off by his brother and his cruel exterior, is a good man who just never got the chance to be a good man. He's gone by where I am in the series, but I'm still holding out hope that he will reappear. Best quote : "There are no true knights, no more than there are gods. If you can't protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can. Sharp steel and strong arms rule this world, don't ever believe any different."

Also from Game of Thrones/ A Song of Fire and Ice : Arya Stark, Brienne of Tarth, and Davos Seaforth. 

Nefertari from The Heretic Queen - Nefertari is looked down upon for being part of the old heretical family and only wants to be free to be herself. She was gorgeously written and so relate-able. I loved her in this book. Pin It


  1. When I watched the series, I planned to read the books. Then people started dying and I don't know if I can handle it. I felt so depressed watching GoT, with the books it's sure as hell going to be even worse. *sniffs again*


  2. You know, there was another book about Cleopatra Selene that released this year: CLEOPATRA'S MOON, by Vicky Alvear Shecter. Wow. It really WAS her year. haha

  3. Ohh you picked some of the most fierce and awesome characters! Great list you have here!

    Here' s my Top 10 Characters of 2011

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  4. I must say, you have fabulous taste. :P (I'm also a George Martin fan. Jamie Lannister forever! :P)


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