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9 03, 2016

Varys – His Riddle

By |2019-03-31T04:37:34+00:00March 9th, 2016|Arts & Letters|8 Comments

Varys is key to both the political action of A Song of Ice and Fire and its political wisdom. The core of his political philosophy is encapsulated in a riddle: "In a room sit three great men, a king, a priest, and a rich man with his gold. Between them stands a sellsword, a little man of common birth and no great mind. Each of the great ones bids him slay the other two...