Category Archives: Chapter-By-Chapter

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Bran II, ASOS

“If the little crannogman could visit the Isle of Faces, maybe I could too.”

Synopsis: Bran is told one story by the Liddle and one story by Meera.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Daenerys II, ASOS

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“This beggar queen must understand, such wonders do not come cheaply…Unsullied are the finest foot in all the world, and each represents many years of training. Tell her they are like Valyrian steel, folded over and over and hammered for years on end, until they are stronger and more resilient than any metal on earth.”

Synopsis: Daenerys gets given the showfloor pitch by Kraznys mo Nakloz by way of Missandei, and debates slavery with Barristan and Jorah.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Arya IV, ASOS

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“The lightning lord is everywhere and nowhere, skinny squirrel.”

Synopsis: Arya and the Merry Men go looking for Robin Hood.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Jaime III, ASOS


“This was what he was meant for; he never felt so alive as when he was fighting, with death balanced on every stroke. And with my wrists chained together, the wench may even give me a contest for a time.”

Synopsis: you’ve got to hand it to Jaime Lannister, he knows when to pick a fight at the worst time.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Catelyn III, ASOS

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Outside the thunder crashed and boomed, so loud it sounded as if the castle were coming down about their ears. Is this the sound of a kingdom falling?”

Synopsis: Rickard Karstark commits suicide in an extremely elaborate fashion.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Tyrion III, ASOS

“Too many strange faces, Tyrion thought, too many new players. The game changed while I lay rotting in my bed, and no one will tell me the rules.”

Synopsis: Tyrion attends a Small Council meeting and finds out he’s engaged. Mazeltov?

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Samwell I, ASOS

“You keep it…you’re not craven like me.”

“So craven you killed an Other.”

Synopsis: Retreating from the Battle of the Fist of the First Men, Sam Tarly slays a White Walker with the help of Small Paul and Grenn.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Arya III, ASOS

“I could have stayed with Hot Pie. We could have taken the little boat and sailed it up to Riverrun. She had been better off as Squab. No one would take Squab captive, or Nan, or Weasel, or Arry the orphan boy. I was a wolf, she thought, but now I’m just some stupid little lady again.”

Synopsis: Arya has two conversations with Harwin, one more honest than the other.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Sansa II, ASOS

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She would wear her new gown for the ceremony at the Great Sept of Baelor…that must be why Cersei is having it made for me, so I will not look shabby at the wedding.

Synopsis: Sansa gets a new dress, goes hawking with Margaery, and has a conversation with Ser Dontos.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Jon II, ASOS

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It was easy to lose your way beyond the Wall. Jon did not know that he could tell honor from shame anymore, or right from wrong. Father forgive me.

Synopsis: As the wildlings reach the Fist of the First Men, Jon has a talk with Mance and gets his first mission as a turncloak.

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