This popped up on my facebook, and that is Robin Hobb’s twitter. I’m amused :)
Birth Control in Fantasy: A Guide.
Realm of the Elderlings: wizardwood navel ring
Tortall: magic charm
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms: godwords
Terre D’Ange: divine intervention
One thing I noticed is that fantasy birth control tends to be infallible. Does anyone know any that isn’t? (Not including historical methods, just typically magical author-created methods.)
Malta Vestrit, Sansa Stark: soulmates in another world.
I wish Sansa could meet a grown-up Malta. Malta started where Sansa was, as a young girl dreaming of balls and princes, but when shoved into dire circumstances she matured fast into a woman who would protect her family and kick arse. Their arcs are so similar, I wonder if GRRM was inspired by the Liveship Traders (he is a fan of Robin Hobb), and if, like Malta, Sansa will finish the books scared but not caring.