A Game of Thrones – Chapter Nine: Tyrion

Reminders:

  1. Page numbers based off Kindle edition.
  2. No spoiling me; I will edit/delete any.
  3. I don’t avoid spoilers.
  4. My citation format is not necessarily accurate, but it works for me.

I appreciate that some people may be turned off by this constant ‘pre-blog’ notification. I choose to respect that some people may not have read these books before, like I hadn’t and so make the effort to not spoil them unless they go to the post page. I figure if you really want to be here, reading, you’ll ignore it.

…and the opening line seems to reinforce that Bran is dead, but given that IMDB claims he appears in twenty-five episodes of the HBO series (it’s interesting what you find out when you go looking for who has appeared in GoT), I wonder what’s going on.

Engines of War seems like a very interesting read, just from its title.

…so Bran is not dead. But he will die, by all reckoning. I assume that’s who they speak of.

TYRION HOW I LOVE YOU. Yes, he just slapped Joffrey, the little shit. But Anna, Siri and Kayl already knew that. Tyrion seems like the kind of person who would do that whether he could get away with it or not, and how I hope he can.

Jaime treats Tyrion with affection? If Tyrion says it, it must be so, at least in his viewpoint, however I do confess to finding it hard to believe that Jaime would treat anyone who was not his sister with affection… though that is biased by the fact that he’s engaging in coitus with his sister.

…so Bran is alive, but will never walk again assuming he lives at all. And I somehow suspect that Cersei or Jaime will find a way to kill him. Because it would be totally the thing for him to wake and speak of things Cersei and Jaime would wish him not to.

Tyrion laughed. “What, me, celibate? The whores would go begging from Dorne to Casterly Rock. No, I just want to stand on top of the Wall and piss off the edge of the world.”1

…now I am wondering if Tyrion is exaggerating his ability, or if he is merely stating facts. Also, what he wants to do on the wall seems so… Tyrion.

Does Tyrion suspect something? *tilts head*

1. Martin, George R. R. (2010-12-23). A Game of Thrones, page 87. HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition.

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5 Responses to “A Game of Thrones – Chapter Nine: Tyrion”

  1. Anna says:

    Ah, Tyrion. <3 He's everybody's favourite for a reason. There are bits later on when I don't like him as much, but he's still on the favourites-list.

    That bit where he slaps Joffrey pretty much establishes him as a character – he does what he feels needs doing, and is secure enough in his position to worry about the consequences later. He might get the occasional dent in his confidence, but that's pretty much what Tyrion is like.

    And yeah, Jaime does treat Tyrion with affection. It's not immediately obvious, and it IS obvious that Jaime is rather self-absorbed (and hung up on Cersei), but Jaime does act like a big brother to Tyrion. They don't always agree, and Jaime might not be very good at it, but they ARE family – and for Lannisters, that counts for a lot. (and god no I'm not implying any Lannister incest beyond Jaime/Cersei).

    Tyrion's boast is less about ability and more about habit, I think – he spends a lot of money on prostitutes.

    Re: Tyrion suspecting something – are you talking about him suspecting Jaime/Cersei's relationship, or about Jaime tossing Bran from the tower?

    • Dianna says:

      Daenerys is my favourite by far. Tyrion is just… kind of cool right now.

      …I feel kind of sick thinking about it, but I’m kind of curious to see if WHY Cersei and Jaime are having sex is ever explained.

      More that they might know something of/be involved in Bran’s ‘accident’, but you raise a good point. Hadn’t thought he might suspect that they’re doing things.

      • Anna says:

        I never really fell in love with Daenerys as a character. I mean, she does interesting things, and she does have her Crowning Moments of Badass on occasion – which are awesome to read – but something about the way she’s written just doesn’t quite click with me. IMHO, they handle her a bit better in the tv-series (yes, shock and astonishment! something about the tv-series I think is better than the books!) – mostly because they’ve aged/matured her a bit, and because they cut out a lot of her internal monologuing. In the books, her internal character development gets a bit… stagnant?… for a while, even though she is doing a lot of stuff externally.

        … Which is kind of understandable since she’s, like 13-14 in the books and not being mature is kind of part and parcel of that, but eergh. I don’t know.

  2. Siri Paulson says:

    Tyrion! <333 I am a sucker for snarky misfit characters, so Tyrion is my hands-down favourite. But Dany is a common favourite as well. I eventually got a bit bored with both her inner development and her external plot-events (in the books, haven't seen the show), but I have to admit that her arc goes to some pretty cool places from the beginning you've read so far.

    I'd forgotten that Tyrion slaps Joffrey here.

    And yes, the "why" of Jaime/Cersei does get explored in some depth, but not for a while. I would actually like to know more about the (yes, platonic!!) Jaime-Tyrion relationship — it's so different from the Jaime/Cersei one. Hard to believe they're all in one family.

    • Dianna says:

      …I just got another sick thought. Tyrion knows about Jaime/Cersei and does nothing about it… or worse, approves.

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