Brienne and Jaime are delivered to Lord Bolton where Jaime has his wounds treated. He tells Brienne about the events leading up to killing the King and acquiring the name Kingslayer. Sandor Clegane engages in mortal combat but succeeds in gaining his freedom much to Arya's annoyance. At King's Landing, Cersei begins plotting against the Tyrells and seeks Baelish's assistance. Tyrion discusses the cost of the upcoming wedding with Lady Olenna and she agrees to pay half the cost. Tywin Lannister has become aware of the Tyrells plans to have Sansa Stark marry Ser Loras Tyrell but he has his own idea as to who she should marry. Robb has to deal with the murderers of Tywin Lannisters young nephews including Lord Rickard Karstark whom he executes against the advice of those around him. Daenerys' army is on the move. North of the wall, Jon and Ygritte become lovers.Written by
In the trial by combat, Sandor "the Hound" Clegane keeps destroying parts of his opponent's shield (one strike knocks off almost half the wooden facing), but the next moment it is whole. See more »
It was a bitch of a siege.
Mm. You were first through the breach at Pike.
The second. Thoros of Myr went in alone, waving that flaming sword of his.
Thoros of Myr. Bloody madman. Robert knighted you after the battle?
Proudest moment of my life. One knee in the dust, the king's sword on my shoulder, listening to the words: "In the name of the warrior I charge you to be brave." All I could think of was how badly I had to piss.
[Barristan Selmy laughs]
In full plate metal for 16 hours. Never ...
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What a lot to absorb. Jaime's actions as a "king killer" are finally revealed. During a time in a bath, talking to Brienne, he reveals that what he did was actually noble, but that Stark had no interest in hearing his side of the story. He is a complex, multi-dimensional character. There is another supernatural element at work here, as well (for me, the less magic and non-earthly things, the better) with the revivification of the leader of the no banners group and the Hound. John Snow is finally seduced and it turns out that he is quite a lover. He is now fully embraced in his new life with his new people. The most intriguing plot development has to do with Tyrion and Cersei, who are now to be used as pawns to join certain factions in the war, and to squelch the efforts of one group to create a marriage of convenience politically. This sets up a whole raft of possibilities. Meanwhile, Dany has made all her new soldiers free men, and, in the process, attained great loyalty from them. They will be great fighters because they are like automatons. I'm looking forward to the next installment.
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