The Citadel

The Archive of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Lore

So Spake Martin

August 2020

Brienne as Sansa
Submitted By: Chloe

Sorry to inconvenience you. I'm a longtime fan of your book series, and I'm working on a character study for school. I recently came across a quotation that's been attributed to you, but unfortunately the original source is no longer available, and I wanted to confirm it's something you’ve actually said in the past. In 2014 at the Edinburgh Book Festival, multiple fans quoted you as saying that Brienne of Tarth is "Sansa with a sword," with regards to certain personality traits. Is that an accurate quotation?

I don't remember saying that, but it could be. It has been six years.