Reference excerpt from the book: Bran IV; A Game of Thrones Old Nan nodded.
“In that darkness, the Others came for the first time,” she said as her needles went click click click.
“They were cold things, dead things, that hated iron and fire and the touch of the sun, and every creature with hot blood in its veins.
They swept over holdfasts and cities and kingdoms, felled heroes and armies by the score, riding their pale dead horses and leading hosts of the slain.
All the swords of men could not stay their advance, and even maidens and suckling babes found no pity in them.
They hunted the maids through frozen forests, and fed their dead servants on the flesh of human children.”
Her voice had dropped very low, almost to a whisper, and Bran found himself leaning forward to listen.
“Now these were the days before the Andals came, and long b…