There are dragons in the flames of my snow-covered fireplace. I'm pretty sure I'm the Mother of Dragons.
I forgot how little of the plot actually resolves. Dany‘s story moves distinctly from 1 phase to another… by far the most growth & impact on the overall story despite being an ocean away from the other characters.
#ReadingWesteros will start Clash of Kings 11/1!
Dany offers the slaves a place in the khalasar, she appoints Jhogo, Aggo &Rakharo as her blood riders but “it would shame them to ride for a woman” Ser Jorah is 1st of her Queensguard.
They‘ve made a pyre with Drogo‘s possessions to send him to the night lands. Dany adds her dragon eggs. & burns Mirri with him. Dany climbs into the pyre but the fire doesn‘t burn her. When the fire burns out they find Dany with 3 baby dragons & they swear loyalty.
This is a Re-Read for me. Obviously not quite as jaw-dropping after having read the series up to now, and watched the series, but still an astounding work. No tropes left unturned.
Cat, grieving Ned, goes to visit her father who is dying. The Lords strategize to join with Stannis or Renley. Cat calls for a truce, for peace. She still wants her daughters back. But others are focused on vengeance.
Then the Greatjon proclaims that any of those with claims to the throne don‘t have anything to do with the problems of the North & why should they follow any of them. They proclaim Robb The King in the North.
Jon attempt to desert the Wall & go to war alongside Robb to avenge their father. He wonders how he‘ll be received since deserters are usually beheaded, but feels it‘s the right thing to do. His friends come to bring him back, & he goes because he doesn‘t want them punished too. Lord Mormont is not surprised, asks again for his allegiance & says they are going beyond the Wall to find the truth about what is happening on the other side.
Tywin &Tyrion find out Jaime was captured. While arguing of the next steps, Tyrion advises‘ Robb will not concede after what Joffrey has done to Ned, & they lost any bargaining power with his death.
They have news that Renly Baratheon & Highgarden are coming for the crown.
Tywin is sending Tyrion to Kings Landing to reign in Joffrey. It appears he is giving up on Jaime & putting his attention on his other son.
Dany wakes from nightmares,finds Drogo lived &her son did not. Mirri tells her her son was born with lizard scales, changed when she came into the tent. Only death can pay for a life, Mirri hadn‘t meant the horse. The Khalasar is gone. Drogo is alive, but nothing more. Dany confronts Mirri. Mirri says that she saw her god‘s house burned, was raped, her neighbors killed. Dany had saved Mirri in the same way Mirri “saved” Drogo.
4✨ This story is narrated in 8 different POVs. It starts out peaceful and calm. We have a bad king, his horrible wife, and a two faced son. Then we have siblings making peace with another nation. Finally we have the Starks where most of our POVs are. This is my second attempt and I‘m so glad I went through it this time with a chapter a day method. So much happens! Very well done. #GOTChapteraDay #ReadingWesteros @5feet.of.fury Notice Joff 🤣
Sansa is in her room, feeling depressed & betrayed. Joff orders her to attend court with him, Sansa refuses, confronts him, says he promised her mercy for Ned. She asks to go home, is refused. The guards beat her & She has no choice but to attend & act as his betrothed should. After, Joff takes her to the battlements where the heads of the traitors are displayed in warning.. including Ned‘s. & he brags that he‘s saving a spot for Robb.
Bran dreams of his father & goes down to the crypts with the help of Maester Luwin & Osha, they find Rickon & Shaggydog there already, he has had the same dream. They wait with Maester Luwin, who tells them of weapons made from obsidian, the children of The Forest & the First Men. Osha still insist the old races live beyond the Wall.
News of their father comes, confirming their fears.
My good friend and I are doing a toddler Halloween party for our kiddos. Here is my contribution: peanut butter/marshmallow/apple “teeth”, Oreo/Pretzel/candy eye “spiders”, and Reese‘s/pretzel “witches brooms”. We should have lots of fun tonight. 🥰💛 #scarathlon #Batbrigade for a bucket list item. @Catsandbooks
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Drogo is in pain, flies swarm& he falls from horse. Dany has the men cover for him.Some hesitate to be ordered by Dany
Jorah concludes Drogo is dying. He says the riders will not follow her or her son.Her love is dying & her plan falling apart.
Mirri (who Dany claimed) comes.Mirri says bloodmagic is the only way. A fight ensues between riders, Dany is attacked. The birthing woman has fled, so Jorah takes her in the tent to Mirri during the ritual
Todays #GOTChapteraDay #ReadingWesteros was with Dany. Drogo is not doing good and everyone tells her that he is dying with no way to save him. The woman she saved and had cared for him said there was one way, but there was a price. I‘m not completely sure what will happen here, but Drogo is not out of the woods, and it looks like the baby is coming while others are looking to take its life. 😰 @5feet.of.fury
In #GOTChapteraDay #ReadingWesteros I was impressed that Jaime Lannister was captured. Out of all the Lannisters I would not have seen him as the one captured. Robb is struggling and this along with when he was in battle causes Catelyn to worry for him. She puts them in place that this was only a battle. They still have a long way to go. @5feet.of.fury
My favorite part of this Tyrion #GOTChapteraDay #ReadingWesteros was even though he hired someone for intimacy he wanted her safe. He didn‘t pretend that she had feelings for him or cared, but their wit with each other was kinda sweet. @5feet.of.fury
I really liked that Dany was not content with the raping that happened in this chapter. I hope that the lives she helped will be able to help her more. We already have one that helped Drago with his injury. #ReadingWesteros #GOtChapteraDay @5feet.of.fury
Oh man I‘m behind again, but not on reading at least this time. 😅 Jon hurt his hand after battling the zombies and he‘s being broody. The conversation in this chapter about soldiers on the wall not having families was really sad, but stuck the most with me. I hope Jon can be happy though wherever his storyline takes him. Even though he‘s a grump he‘s still one of my favorites. #GOTChapteraDay #ReadingWesteros @5feet.of.fury
Cat worries for Robb. She can‘t get close enough to see the battle but hears the clash of swords, hoofbeats & screams.
Robb returns, safe but shaken. &they have captured Jaime.
From Jaime,Cat requests the return of her father, brother, daughters& husband. He offers only quips.
Robb is mourning the lives lost, while Theon is taking too much pleasure in victory. Cat reminds him there‘s fighting still to come. They‘ve won the battle but not the war.
Tyrion is lamenting an argument with Tywin as he walks through the war camp, Tywin is putting Tyrion & the mountain folk at the front lines.
Bronn brings Tyrion a whore named Shae. Who shows him tenderness.
The Stark host has marched through the night& takes them by surprise. Battle ensues & Lannisters win the day but not without a toll. Then they find that Robb has split his soldiers & made for Riverrun.
Drogo is battling his way to the sea. Dany is justifying the toll as “the price of the Iron Throne” but the death of mothers & children, slavery & rape is too much. Dany “claims” a girl to save her from such harm & then many others.
Drogo is injured & a “claimed” woman offers help heal him, Dany also asks the woman to attend to her imminent birthing.
Poor Ned is being held prisoner and being starved. He is still in a lot of pain from his broken leg when he is visited by the Varys. It seems that Ned is only given one choice to keep everyone‘s heads on their shoulders and give the Lannisters what they want. 😱 #GOTChapteraDay #ReadingWesteros @5feet.of.fury
Oh my.. the boy king begins his reign by announcing who needs to announce their loyalty, and who is now working for him. It‘s not really a surprise who he chooses, but oh boy things are going to be changing. #GOTChapteraDay #ReadingWesteros @5feet.of.fury
Jon injured his hand while fighting the deadman, while recovering the stress of the dead &the trouble the Starks face is getting to him. Mormont gifts Jon a sword of Valerian steel which should have been ser Jorah‘s.
Mormont has sent someone to Kings Landing with the dead man‘s hand to get Joff‘s attention.
Maester Aemon has been keeping news from Jon, during their confrontation we find out Aemon is a Targaryen.
Cat is riding w/Robb & the host when they reach Walder Frey‘s area, they discuss where his allegiance may lie, but they must have that crossing. Lannisters have made their attack on Riverrun & her brother Edmure is captured. Cat meets with Lord Frey instead of Robb. He‘s a looney old perv, but Cat finds his price: she is to foster 2 of his young sons in Winterfell, take an older son to make a knight, a marriage for Arya… & for Robb & they cross.
Ned is prisoner without so much as a window to count the passing days. He imagines a conversation with Robert where he criticizes Ned‘s honor, he thinks against of his sister Lyanna & his promise.
Varys comes with wine & news of Arya (who escaped) & Sansa(still betrothed). & he begs Ned to recant & proclaim Joff as the true heir, reminding Ned of the Lannisters bloodthirsty ways.
Joffrey is holding court for the 1st time as king. A decree is read that all named must swear fealty of be considered traitors. Among the names: Stannis Baratheon, Ser Loras, the Tullys & all the Starks in Winterfell incl Arya who Sansa surmises has escaped.
Tywin is named the new Hand, Cersei as Joff‘s council & Jaime as the new commander of the Kingsguard. The Hound is added to the Kingsguard.
Sansa begs for mercy for Ned before Joffrey.
I did read this yesterday, but forgot to post #GOTChapteraDay #ReadingWesteros I really like the mother and son interaction in this chapter with Robb. In the end she lets him know she is not yet going to Winterfell. They are both worried that no one is talking about Arya. @5feet.of.fury
Tyrion is still harbored by the Mountain Clan when the Lannister banners approach. He rides to find his Lord Father &Tywin catches Tyrion up on events. Tyrion is trying to collect goods to provider to the clansmen when they begin to clash with the soldiers. After introductions are made, Tywin says that if the Mountain clan rides with them he will give all Tyrion promised & more, when bribery fails he plays into their pride.
Cat feels pride at Robb‘s leadership, but she also has fears; he is 15 & leading a host to battle, what chance could he have against seasoned battle commanders like Tywin & Jaime? But he comes up with a strategy.
After, Cat chooses to head for Riverrun & the Tullys instead of Winterfell.
Todays #GOTChapteraDay #ReadingWesteros was with Dany. I‘m glad she got to have a little fun even if she heard disturbing news that there is a bounty for her and her unborn baby. I really liked how Drogo reacted. Even though this was an arranged marriage he really does care about her. @5feet.of.fury
If fall refuses to come then im going to manifest it! Actually I think my son‘s cold is finally taking hold in me. Working from home and have Halloween cookie challenge and Halloween baking challenge on❤️ also partaking in CommuniTea by Adagio- a fall tradition with my aunt. #readingwesteros #magicalmonsters #scarathlon
In yesterdays #GOTChapteraDay #ReadingWesteros Bran has received word from Sansa about their father. Robb is going to go help or break him out. Bran is being moved around more by Hodor by a basket that helps Bran feel less like a child. Bran is also still struggling with his disability and what he believes will never happen for him. @5feet.of.fury
Dany & Drogo discuss what the prophecy means for their unborn son. Drogo doesn‘t understand her passion for the Iron Throne & the 7 Kingdoms.
She is enjoying herself at the markets, sampling sausages & wine until she is given a special wine cask. ☠️ Ser Jorah halts the seller as he has found out about the bounty Robert had set for killing Dany &her child.
When Drogo hears he is furious & swears vengeance, agreeing to seize the throne.
In try his #GOTChapteraDay #ReadingWesteros with Jon we find out who the hand belongs too. Yet, they still don‘t see Ben Stark. Sam deduces that the bodies they found have been dead a while based on the blood. Then Jon is literally in a nightmare. I‘m not completely sure what is going on, but it sure seems like actual zombies. @5feet.of.fury
In this #GOTChapteraDay #ReadingWesteros Sansa is told she cannot marry Joffrey because her father is a traitor. She begs the queen to reconsider because she loves him. She is still worried about her father, but her own selfish needs cause the queen to force her hand in telling her mom and Brother the queens story without speaking to her father. @5feet.of.fury
Going to try to catch up right now. After Ned is confront by Lannisters the obvious next move is to go after the girls. In #GOTChapteraDay #readingWesteros for Arya we find her with her dance instructor. He buys her time and impresses her with his speed as he fights those sent to collect Arya. However, he has a wooden sword so it‘s not looking great. She manages to escape and is trapped in the stables. She kills for the first time.
The Karstarks have come to Winterfell, Robb is managing being Lord Robb & planning to aid the Tullys against the Lannisters at The Neck. Bran is getting around with Hodors help & asks to go to the godswood & prays for the safety of his family. He finds Osha there who helps him hear the old gods & talks of giants (& worse) beyond the Wall. She tells Bran that Robb‘s men should be marching North, Bran says he will tell Robb, but misses the chance.
The bodies Ghost found belonged to the men who rode with Benjen. The Watch inspects, the bodies aren‘t decomposing & they have blue eyes.
Word comes that the King died& Ned has been charged with treason. Jon attacks Ser Thorne for calling him a “traitor‘s bastard” & is locked up
Jon wakes in the night. Guard is killed.He follows Ghost to Lord Mormonts chambers & finds an intruder… 1 of the dead men. Jon saves Mormont, burning the reanimated man.
Sansa is detained with Jeyne Poole during the fighting. she asks for Cersei or Joffrey repeatedly & is finally brought before Cersei who tells her that her father is a traitor who tried to steal the crown & that she couldn‘t letter her marry Joffrey. “But I *love* him!”
She decides that she has a better chance of getting a pardon for her father if she does as Cersei says & writes letters to the Tullys & Robb.
& forgets to ask about Arya entirely