Category Archives: Chapter-By-Chapter

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Jon V, ASOS

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“I am going home, he told himself. But if that was true, why did he feel so hollow?

Synopsis: Jon breaks cover.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Bran III, ASOS

“…look how large the world has grown.”

Synopsis: Frodo and the other hobbits arrive at Weathertop

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Arya VII, ASOS

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“Could you bring back a man without a head?” Arya asked. “Just the once, not six times. Could you?”

Synopsis: The Brotherhood Without Banners brings revolutionary justice to Septon Utt, which inspires Gendry to join. Arya feels increasingly isolated, just like the Hound.

SPOILER WARNING: This chapter analysis, and all following, will contain spoilers for all Song of Ice and Fire novels and Game of Thrones episodes. Caveat lector.

Non-ASOIAF Content: Talking HoX/PoX and the Meaning(s) of Krakoa at Graphic Policy Radio

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If, like me, you can’t get enough discussion of the House of X/Powers of X miniseries and the current “Dawn of X” line-wide relaunch, you’re going to love this podcast.

Elana Levin of Graphic Policy, Chingey Le Gay, and I get together to talk about the new mutant nation-state of Krakoa, the continued mutation of the mutant metaphor, who gets to tell big (and more liberated) stories in comics, mutant (social) reproduction, the mutant amnesty and the Black Panther Platform of 1966, and so much more!

You can listen here or click on the embedded player after the cut.

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Tyrion V, ASOS

“A wrong word, an ill-timed jest, a look, that’s all it will take, and our noble allies will be at one another’s throats.”

Synopsis: Tyrion meets Oberyn Martell

SPOILER WARNING: This chapter analysis, and all following, will contain spoilers for all Song of Ice and Fire novels and Game of Thrones episodes. Caveat lector.

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Jaime V, ASOS

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The water had grown cool. When Jaime opened his eyes, he found himself staring at the stump of his sword hand. The hand that made me Kingslayer. The goat had robbed him of his glory and his shame, both at once. Leaving what? Who am I now?

Synopsis: Jaime comes clean. Wocka wocka wocka!

SPOILER WARNING: This chapter analysis, and all following, will contain spoilers for all Song of Ice and Fire novels and Game of Thrones episodes. Caveat lector.

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Davos IV, ASOS

“I woke this morning in his dungeon.”

Synopsis: Davos Seaworth argues his way out of Stannis‘ dungeons and past Axell’s knife, with honesty and loyalty as his only weapons. 

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Catelyn IV, ASOS

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“No more, she thought. Mother have mercy, how many more blows can we bear?”

Synopsis: Hoster Tully is dead and the Freys are here to negotiate in good faith.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Arya VI, ASOS

“If there were gods, why didn’t Lord Beric win? She knew the Hound was guilty.” (ASOS)

“How can there be a God if there are feet?” (Idiots Karamazov)

Synopsis: Sandor argues with Beric, and Arya questions the limits of divine justice.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Sam II, ASOS

“And then the world went mad.”

Synopsis: Gilly gives birth (Mazeltov?), Sam tries to do the right thing, Craster gets hit with a negative review bomb on Yelp, and Jeor discovers the limits of discipline.

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