“my name is annie clare sawyer, and two years ago, i died. but in so many ways that’s when my life began. in the company of horrors, i learned about friendship and loyalty, sacrifice and courage. humanity isn’t a species. it’s a state of mind. it can’t be defeated. it moves mountains, it saves souls. we were blessed as much as we were cursed. in this little enclave of the lost, i witnessed the very best of being human. we were safe here. while outside, the monsters prowled.”
A Clash of Kings Christopher Eccleston as Stannis Baratheon Polly Walker as Melisandre of Asshai
Melisandre was robed all in scarlet satin and blood velvet, her eyes as red as the great ruby that glistened at her throat as if it too were afire. “In ancient books of Asshai it is written that there will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him.” She lifted her voice, so it carried out over the gathered host. “Azor Ahai, beloved of R’hllor! The Warrior of Light, the Son of Fire! Come forth, your sword awaits you! Come forth and take it into your hand!”Stannis Baratheon strode forward like a soldier marching into battle.