[Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – End Notes

End of Season Notes Reading a series as developed and layered as A Song of Ice and Fire is always a rewarding experience. I first read A Game of Thrones in 2010; perhaps a year before A Dance With Dragons was announced. I remember very clearly just how easily the story gripped me – still … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – End Notes

[Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Dany X

Summary: Daenerys sends her people to find wood for a pyre. She has Aggo slay one of the best horses remaining and add it to the wood. She then lays Drogo on the pyre with all his most prized possessions. Ser Jorah comes to her and tells her not to sacrifice herself, but she assures … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Dany X

[Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Catelyn XI

Summary: Robb and Catelyn prepare to enter Riverrun by boat. Theon and Grey Wind are in the boat with them, and the Greatjon, Lord Rickard, and Ser Brynden are in the next boat. They are greeted by Ser Edmure, Lord Tytos, and Utherydes Wayn who offer condolences to Catelyn for Eddard's death. Edmure takes Catelyn … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Catelyn XI

[Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Tyrion IX

Summary: Lord Tywin and his lords bannermen and retainers, including Ser Kevan, Ser Addam, Ser Flement, Ser Harys Swyft, Ser Gregor, Lord Leo and Tyrion receive a messenger from Riverrun. Tywin has been marching south at a relentless pace, leaving many wounded along the side of the road to die, trying to reach Riverrun. The … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Tyrion IX

[Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Dany IX

Summary: Daenerys sleeps and has strange dreams of Drogo having sex with her, of Viserys talking of waking dragons, of her son, tall and proud with bronze skin and white hair, consumed in flame, and of Rhaegar, yet when she opens his visor she sees her own face. She awakens very weak and tries to … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Dany IX

[Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Sansa VI

Summary: Sansa stays in her room for days weeping and shivering in grief and reliving the moment when Janos Slynt held her father down and Ser Ilyn chopped off his head. Finally, Joffrey comes for her with Sandor, Ser Arys and Ser Meryn to tell her she will attend him. She refuses initially, and Joffrey … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Sansa VI

[Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Bran VII

Summary: Bran, Summer, and Maester Luwin watch Ser Rodrik train new recruits. Bran says that if he were trained to use a poleaxe, he could fight using Hodor as his legs. Luwin replies that a man's arms, legs, and thoughts must be one in battle. Bran brings up Symeon Star-Eyes, a knight who supposedly fought … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Bran VII

[Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Arya V

Summary: Arya has been hiding in King's Landing since her escape from the castle. She catches pigeons and trades them for soup in the Flea Bottom neighborhood of the city. She has checked the gates, but they are all guarded. All of her possessions have been stolen save for the clothes on her back, her … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Arya V

[Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Dany VIII

Summary: Drogo has not been following Mirri's instructions, and he is slowly dying. He ripped off the poultice she gave him because it itched. The herbwomen made him a new one with mud that was more soothing, but it has not been helping. Daenerys tries to get his attention as they ride, and he falls … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Game of Thrones – Dany VIII