Category Archives: Storm of Swords

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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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Catelyn II, ASOS

It was the moment she had dreamt of and dreaded. Have I lost two sons, or three?”

Synopsis: “No I would not give no false hope/On this strange and mournful day/But the mother and child reunion/Is only a motion away…”

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Arya II, ASOS

“Child…put up that sword, and we’ll take you to a safe place and get some food in that belly. There are wolves in these parts, and lions, and worse things. No place for a little girl to be wandering alone.”

Synopsis: Squab and co. meet the Brotherhood Without Banners. Then Arya meets Harwin and things get very dusty for a minute.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Tyrion II, ASOS

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“And my father? Who does he have spying on me?”

This time the eunuch laughed aloud. “Why, me, my lord.”

Synopsis: Tyrion meets with Varys (yay!) and then with Shae (boooo!).

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Jaime II, ASOS

“…wolves’ work, or maybe lions, what’s the difference?” 

Synopsis: Jaime, Brienne, and Ser Cleos arrive at the Inn of the Kneeling Man, where everybody knows your name.

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Davos II, ASOS

“Ser Davos, and undrowned. How can that be?”

“Onions float, ser.”

Synopsis: “Sing to me, oh muse, of the man resourceful, who, storm-buffeted far and wide…”

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Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis: Bran I, ASOS

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“They never listened to what he wanted, even though Bran was a Stark and a prince besides, and the Reeds of the Neck were Stark bannermen.”

Synopsis: Bran decides whether to live in the woods or go to the Wall.

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