'The red mountains of Dorne at their backs' Ser Arthur Dayne at the Tower of Joy
‘The red mountains of Dorne at their backs’ Ser Arthur Dayne at the Tower of Joy

Ser Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the Morning, had a sad smile on his lips.
The hilt of the greatsword Dawn poked up over his right shoulder.

One passage from A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin that left such impression on me and hooked me to the book series.

The sequence at the Tower of Joy is one of the most celebrated by the ASOIAF fandom, nonetheless, it has such an effect on me, on a deep personal level, that drawing an Arthur Dayne scene becomes an experience of spiritual significance.

And what a better title for such an illustration than:
The red mountains of Dorne at their backs

Reference excerpt from the books: Eddard X; A Game of Thrones

They were seven, facing three.
In the dream as it had been in life.

Yet these were no ordinary three.

They waited before the round tower, the red mountains of Dorne at their backs, their white cloaks blowing in the wind.
And these were no shadows; their faces burned clear, even now.

Ser Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the Morning, had a sad smile on his lips. The hilt of the greatsword Dawn poked up over his right shoulder.

Ser Oswell Whent was on one knee, sharpening his blade with a whetstone. Across his white-enameled helm, the black bat of his House spread its wings.

Between them stood fierce old Ser Gerold Hightower, the White Bull, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.

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‘The red mountains of Dorne at their backs’ Arthur Dayne in Eddard X, AGOT

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