Category Archives: Chapter-By-Chapter

Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Sansa III, ASOS

“Sansa tried to run, but Cersei’s handmaid caught her before she’d gone a yard.”

Synopsis: a pre-teen girl is forced into marriage with an enemy of her family and for some reason people think she is the bad guy.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Daenerys III, ASOS

She felt desperately afraid. Was this what my brother would have done?”

Synopsis: Dany (Ocean) robs Astapor.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Jon III, ASOS

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“His guilt came back afterward, but weaker than before. If this was so wrong, why did the gods make it feel so good?”

Synopsis: “Oh sweet mystery of life, at last I’ve found you…”

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Davos III, ASOS

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“I am the king’s man, and I will make no peace without his leave.”

Synopsis: Davos has his first dialogue with Polemarchus and his second dialogue with Adeimantus.

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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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