None of the kings have a voice in these stories, save through those who are with them. They do not get their own chapters to convey their thoughts, and, in fact, Joffrey gets nothing at all since none of the characters closest to him – well, Cersei – has their own voice either. It strengthens the idea of them being the true pawns in the game of thrones. Despite their kingly status, their lives are almost forfeit – because of their kingly status. In contrast, Dany, as queen, has many chapters dedicated to her journey and her inner thoughts. Speaking of Dany, I was beginning to worry about her sanity, but then she pleasantly surprised me with blood and fire.
The Wench and the Kingslayer
Initially, I had come to dread Jaime Lannisters chapters. His treatment of Brienne is horrible and his whining over Cersei is intolerable. But, as their situation worsens, I've managed a level of sympathy for him and am curious to see what happens if and when he's finally returned to his father and sister...
|Cersei Lannister, by Vanda Juranic|