K is for Killable Kings

Posted April 13, 2015 in A-Z Challenge / Leave a comment!

K

Kings

[joo-dishuh s]

noun

1. a male sovereign or monarch; a man who holds by life tenure, and usually by hereditary right, the chief authority over a country and people.

Origin

before 900; Middle English; Old English cyng, cyni (n) g; cognate with German König, Dutch koning, Old Norse konungr, Swedish konung, Danish konge

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Featured King:

Joffery from A Storm of Swords

While this isn’t a supernatural creature, it is a common character in fantasy books. Plus we don’t really have kings of each country any more so they’re kind of not real. Good reasoning right?

If you’ve read or seen Game of Thrones you’re probably thinking why did you pick Joffery? He’s horrible! I agree completely. He’s easily one of my most hated characters but that’s what makes him so good! The fact that the author can make the entire world hate this one character so much, is pure talent. Plus you can’t deny that the character himself is incredible. Sure he’s horrible and I wanted to kill him myself, but he had so much detail! You know it’s a good character when you feel so much while reading about them! Anyone agree? Or is this just me?

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Summary: Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, victim of the sorceress who holds him in her thrall. Young Robb still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. And as opposing forces manoeuver for the final showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost limits of civilization, accompanied by a horde of mythical Others—a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords…

What are your favourite kings? Any other kings you’d like to kill? Let me know below!

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8 responses to “K is for Killable Kings

  1. I completely agree with you. The description and plot make you hate Joffrey as if he had personally wronged you. My favorite King would be Aragorn from LOTR, it takes a while for him to accept the role but he is perfect for it. Second favorite is Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth. He is bad but so much fun!

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