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A Storm of Swords
A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK THREE Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, victim of the sorceress who holds him in her thrall. Young Robb still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons left in the world. And as opposing forces maneuver for the final showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost limits of civilization, accompanied by a horde of mythical Othersa supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, [George R. R.] Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.Time Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.The New York Times One of the best series in the history of fantasy.Los Angeles Times
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Doppoetry
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It's almost May so it's time to post my #2024bookbracket These picks surprise nobody. (GRRM is a phenomenal writer) I was having trouble deciding between the two ASOIAF books, but ultimately, I love them equally.

I also had my first bonus pick of the year!

(the template is by @/CSeydel)

#bookbracket2024
#ReadingBracket2024
#TopRead2024

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BethM
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I apparently finished exactly ONE book in March, so I‘m stealing storm of swords which I finished in early April. #readingbracket2024 @CSeydel

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5feet.of.fury
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Looking back over this one is TOUGH, growth/heartache so much happened & for certain characters it seemed like minimal movement for the whole book -until a sudden twist but some we saw moment by moment. I‘m worried for the characters on the sidelines but I love process.. hero‘s or villains.
I could not do it without #readingwesteros

majkia I'm not sure who is meaner to their characters. GRRM or Robin Hobb. Neck and neck IMO. 1mo
5feet.of.fury @majkia Robin hobb might be my next read through 1mo
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majkia @5feet.of.fury oh she's wonderful. She just tortures her characters 1mo
BethM I‘ve never read her. 1mo
Bklover I have a Robin Hobb that I bought on ThriftBooks years ago. Still haven‘t read it, but I know I bought for some specific reason! 1mo
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Sargar114
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This may be the best one! So much happens. If your intimidated by how big the books are, I‘d highly recommend the audio versions. Thank you to @5feet.of.fury for hosting #readingwesteros! I‘m having so much fun revisiting the series.

5feet.of.fury ♥️⚔️🐉 2mo
BooksNBowls I‘m glad I‘m not the only one who chose the audiobook path! Roy Dotrice is awesome!! ❤️ 1mo
Sargar114 @BooksNBowls he really is! I‘m really enjoying this version. 1mo
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BethM
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Sooo good! Love my #readingwesteros crew! Best way to read these! We‘re back with A Feast of Crows on 4/22!

Readergrrl I really enjoyed this whole series! Oddly, though, I have yet to read Fire and Blood!! 2mo
BethM @Readergrrl if you feel like a re-read jump on in! Or come along when we get to fire and blood! 2mo
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majkia
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I enjoyed it almost as much as I did the first time I read this. I also enjoy seeing the differences with the TV series. Looking forward to the next book! Go Jon! Go Arya!
#ReadingWesteros #GOTChapterADay

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5feet.of.fury
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Epilogue: Merrett Frey reflects on his life & minor role in The Red Wedding while he goes to get Petyr Pjmple back from outlaws. The outlaws turn on him, but ask for info on The Hound. When he doesn‘t have any they start to hang him, he says the murder was his father & Roose Bolton‘s doing. He says he is innocent. The outlaws ask a cloaked woman -a woman he saw dead & thrown to the river…

5feet.of.fury #ReadingWesteros will return with A Feast For Crows 4/22 2mo
majkia I'm really enjoying having folks I can talk to about the book. Thanks for the readalong. I'll be here for Feast of Crows. 2mo
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Roary47 @majkia I agree. I was having trouble reading this on my own. Especially, in keeping names straight. I‘m excited to continue reading with everyone. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @majkia @Roary47 glad you are enjoying! I couldn‘t do it without y‘all either! I didn‘t even make it through the 1st book the 1st time I tried 😅 2mo
Bklover Looking forward to Feast of Crows! 2mo
BethM @Bklover @5feet.of.fury @majkia @Roary47 I‘m so thankful for you all! This is a total highlight for me. But oof that epilogue! I did not see that coming! That didn‘t happen in the series! 2mo
Sargar114 Such a great ending! @BethM yeah this is really where the series starts to deviate. As usual the books are so much better I think. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Sargar114 @BethM @Bklover I was so surprised by the epilogue! I can‘t wait to see where we go (&who we follow) next!! 2mo
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5feet.of.fury
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She builds Winterfell in the snow. Littlefinger helps her &tries for a kiss. Sansa rebukes him &they are interupted by Little Lord Robert. Who starts to knock down the castle. Sansa rips the head off his toy
She worries about Lysa‘s reaction to how she treated Robert, but Lysa saw the kiss
Lysa threatens her with the moon door, Littlefinger stops it. In her madnesses, Lysa starts confessing
But Littlefinger has only loved 1 woman, he consoles her-

5feet.of.fury What a crazy chapter. A history lesson, the Tansy mystery & Jon Arryn‘s murder get solved. Loopy Lysa goes out the moon door. The rapist gets framed. Littlefinger is a creep and a conniver but gotta give it to him for this one. 2mo
Roary47 A agree a crazy chapter. I wonder who will tolerate the little Robert after this. 2mo
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5feet.of.fury @Roary47 throw that little terror out the moon door too 😂 2mo
Roary47 @5feet.of.fury Yes! Let him fly. 🤣 2mo
majkia ya'll are a bunch of meanies! Poor lil Robert.... Heh.
Lots of revelations... LIttlefinger is such a creep.
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5feet.of.fury @majkia agree Littlefinger is such a creep! Poor Sansa and all these old pervs 2mo
Sargar114 I totally forgot that Lysa was the one to kill her husband!!! To think this whole series is snowballed because of that because Robert needed a new hand and Ned went to Kings Landing! 🤯. Littlefinger is such a creep, but not upset he pushed her out the moon door. And quick thinking to frame the singer. 2mo
Sargar114 @5feet.of.fury I agree poor Sansa, but you‘d think at this point she‘d have figured out how to protect herself by now 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Sargar114 so true!!! All the Starks would still be in Winterfell, everything would be someone else‘s problem. 2mo
BethM I didn‘t remember Lysa killing John. So crazy. And I agree, toss Robert out the door. 2mo
Sargar114 I think Robert just ends up dying on his own without his mother to coddle him…it‘s probably a service to toss him out the moon door 2mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Jon gets bashed on the head &has a delirious memory of playing with Robb as children pretending to be knights -where Robb said that Jon couldn‘t be Lord of Winterfell
He wrestles with Stannis‘s offer, considers the life he could make at Winterfell. But then he thinks about eating deer &realizes Ghost is nearby
They go for dinner, Stannis has decreed that no one will eat or leave until the vote is final. Jon is surprised his name is put up…

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Doppoetry
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I became absorbed in the audiobook and finished it. Oops. I loved it to bits, just like the other books in the series. These are a solid 5 stars for me.

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5feet.of.fury
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Janos Slynt tries to flatter Stannis. Stannis rushes the vote for Lord Commander & slanders Slynt in front of the Brothers, but he will not interfere. Stannis wants the castles at the Wall and The Gift
Melisandre claims Stannis is “the prince who was promised.”
Stannis will mine the dragonglass to equip them
Sam goes to the candidates 1 by 1 to see if they would step down in favor of someone worthy, telling each their nemeses would be appointed

Roary47 Very cunning of Sam. Always really smart. 🥰💛 2mo
majkia @Roary47 👍 2mo
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majkia the flaming sword, with no heat... the prince who was promised is before you.... 😉 2mo
BooksNBowls I‘ve said it before, I‘ll say it again.. SAM IS THE GOAT!!! 🐐 2mo
5feet.of.fury @BooksNBowls @majkia @Roary47 I‘m so glad I only have to wait til tomorrow for Jon‘s POV 😂 I think Sam is unknowingly screwing up Stannis‘s plan for Jon 2mo
BethM Love Sam! Loved the interaction with maester aemon 2mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Tyrion readies himself unwillingly for the headsman, but instead it is his brother. Well, most of him
Jaime frees him, saying he owes a debt for a secret he has kept about Tysha
He finds Varys, but doesn‘t wish to follow the escape plan, he climbs to the secret passage to the Hand‘s chambers &finds himself confronting Shae before finding his father.

Roary47 While I‘m mad at Jaime for the lies he helped tell in the past I‘m glad he helped Tyrion. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Roary47 same. I‘m glad he helped Tyrion & I‘m glad Tyrion gave him a slap 👋 2mo
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majkia Such a great image of tyrion confronting his shit father. Heh. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @majkia I had forgotten the way it played out in the show, so I got to it and was cheering this morning haha 2mo
BethM @majkia agreed!! 2mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Jon is training in the yard when Melisandre comes to see him. Stannis wants to see him on the Wall
Stannis believes Jon easily, but he has his own agenda, Stannis needs a loyal Lord of Winterfell. A decree can legitimize him, but he‘s still a man of the Nights Watch
To claim his father‘s castle he must turn against his father‘s gods.
&wed Val the wildling princess.
Stannis gives him time to consider

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5feet.of.fury
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Gilly, Sam & the baby have returned safely to Castle Black where he learns about the battle &where Jon has been. Gilly helps with Mance‘s son. Mance is Stannis‘s captive
San thinks of sending Gilly to his family home
Seeing Jon struggle, he has trouble keeping Bran‘s secret
The vote for Lord Commander is taken, but they are far away from a decision

Roary47 Sam is just awesome to want to help Gilly. I think he really likes her. 🥰 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Roary47 he‘s so sweet! &she is too, she deserves an easier life. I love her helping with the wildling baby 2mo
BethM @5feet.of.fury I agree with the easier life! 2mo
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Roary47
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5✨This volume ripped my heart out, stomped on it, and threw it in a blender. Just when there is a little hope it rips it away. It pulled on all my heart strings in all the best ways, and that ending has me wanting to continue reading. So thankful for all the insight of #ReadingWesteros and can‘t wait to see your thoughts in the last couple of chapters. 🤩

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Roary47
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He‘s comfy so we are just going to finish the last seven chapters. 🤪 #CatsofLitsy #ReadingWesteros #GameofThronesBR 😸

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Nyawww 2mo
5feet.of.fury So cute! Enjoy!! 2mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Stopping at an inn,she recognizes the soldiers there, 2 from her prayer. Rumors of Sansa‘s role in Joff‘s death circulate -&of Arya marrying the Bastard of Bolton
The men attack. Hound kills Polliver, Arya stabs Tickler &his squire &gets Needle back
She helps patch the Hound‘s wounds, but contemplates killing him
She leaves him to die instead
Alone, she finds a ship,asks to go to the Wall. She is turned away until she presents the coin from Jaqen

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5feet.of.fury
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Mance wants to parley, obviously Mance will know Jon betrayed him. Jon is not being sent to talk, but to kill. No choice, he goes
Tormund meets him,they share wine &stories of the ones lost here
Mance has the Horn of Winter, he doesn‘t fear the Watch but the Others. If the Wall falls, what will stop the Others? Let them pass through the gate or the Horn will be sounded in 3 days
While they talk, rangers emerge from the wood, The King has come

majkia Poor Jon. No matter what he does.... 2mo
5feet.of.fury @majkia this plot line is killing me 💔 I love Jon, I don‘t even know what I wanted to happen, don‘t even know who else to root for. Should have stayed in the cave with Ygritte. 2mo
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Roary47 I hope Ghost shows up. That would give at least some hope. 2mo
BooksNBowls @5feet.of.fury I feel the same way! It‘s been so chaotic for him! 2mo
BethM @Roary47 agreed! 2mo
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Doppoetry
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Mr. Martin always has a way with words

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5feet.of.fury
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Jaime watches Tommen sign royal papers- decree of legitimacy for Roose Bolton‘s bastard & Jeyne‘s royal pardon included- but is preoccupied by thoughts of training with his left hand
Then meets “Arya”,off to marry Ramsay Bolton
The Mountain is suffering from the poison on Oberyn‘s spear
Cersei tries to manipulate him
He goes to Brienne with a gift &for his last chance at honor, sends her to find Sansa
He writes his story, the ending up to him

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5feet.of.fury
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Meereen is quiet after being conquered -except for the flies from all the corpses
The council she left to rule Astapor fell,the new King allies with Dany against Yunkai, but he has been made more Unsullied. She doesn‘t know how to control cities as she travels
She calls her knights:Barristan tells why he served Robert &why he supports her.Jorah has been informing on her up until Qarth. Hurt,she banishes him
She will stay &learn to rule in Meereen

BethM I think it‘s a poor choice to stay 2mo
Roary47 For me I‘ve lost interest in this storyline. I‘m glad she banished him, but I‘m hoping there is more eventful moments here soon. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Roary47 same, she‘s so disconnected from everyone else still 2mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Shae tells the court that Tyrion &Sansa plotted together to steal the crown, she also admits to being his whore.
Tyrion demands trial by battle
Oberyn broods on getting justice for Elia &squares up to face the Mountain. Oberyn taunts his opponent, dancing around the lumbering, armor clad Mountain. Oberyn inflicts serious wounds, demands the Mountain confess, but as Tyrion starts to celebrate, Mountain pulls Oberyn down & crushes him.

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5feet.of.fury
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the Wall has been batting Mance nonstop, many dead, all exhausted, resources depleted. Watching for Mance‘s “turtle”, which would give wildlings cover to attack the gate again.They destroy it with boulders
Safe for the day, Jon goes to finally rest. When he awakes he is being questioned for oathbreaking by Janos Slynt &Allister Thorne with Rattleshirt as witness. He admits to breaking his vow with Ygritte,but nothing else. They order him locked up

Roary47 There couldn‘t have been another time for this? He‘s fighting with you and you are in a hairy situation. 🤷‍♀️ Priorities I guess. 🤣 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Roary47 right? Wanna help with the wildlings or just nurse your pointless grudge against the Starks ? 🤪 2mo
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By “sailing home” Littlefinger meant his home. Lysa is coming to wed him, at least Sansa will be near her own blood. Littlefinger creates a backstory,Varys cannot know where Sansa is, he renames her Alayne. Then tells her more about “the game” &the truth about the poisoner
Lysa arrives, doesn‘t seem to know Sansa, &has an in eventful wedding within the hour
Lysa will hide Sansa at the Eyrie. Then she reveals she wants Sansa to marry her son Robert

BethM Peytr and Lysa both just suck as humans. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @BethM so icky 2mo
Roary47 Yuk! The worst part was read to he likes animal stories, but then when he is of age marry him and he will give you strong babies. Gross. 2mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Jaime questions the Kingsguard on if they think Tyrion committed the murder. Loras names Sansa instead, saying she would have reason to kill Margaery as well. Jaime tells Boros to be Tommen‘s food taster which doesn‘t sit well with him. He puts Meryl in his place for beating Sansa as well. Jaime confronts Loras about Renly‘s ghost, it was his brother Garlan, plot devised by Littlefinger. Then he dissuades Loras against his revenge on Brienne

BethM He‘s turning into such a morally balanced character. 2mo
Roary47 I was thinking that seeing Renly was just a rumor. I didn‘t think someone was actually dressed up in his armor. It is sweet that this kid is protective of him even now that he is gone. 2mo
Bklover @BethM 😂🤣😂 2mo
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Tyrion asks about trial by battle, but Cersei will choose the Mountain as her champion
His choice, Bronn is to wed to Lollys &get Stokeworth castle, a plot by Cersei to indebt him to her. Tyrion is unable to beat that
At trial, witnesses are paraded out, no one can find Sansa. He thinks about taking the Black
Oberyn visits, previous strategies haunt Tyrion, &he tells Oberyn that Elia was killed by The Mountain. Oberyn offers himself as champion

Roary47 I wonder how this is going to go. Why does Tyrion keep finding himself in these situations? For a while there I thought that Tyrion would ask Jaime. I figured that would be an interesting situation for Cersei. 😅 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Roary47 Good point!! 2mo
BethM @Roary47 Me too! 2mo
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Arya dreams of leading the Wolfpack, but her days are stuck with the Hound. Not worried about her escaping, she doesn‘t know where to go. He reveals he is taking her to Lysa
She refuses to believe Cat is dead, until she dreams through the eyes of the wolf at the river, the stench of death, the body
They stay in a town for a time, then The Hound decides they will go to Riverrun -ransom her to Brynden. She tries to goad him to take her to the Wall

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Mance, with giants & mammoths, come to take the gate. Jon is left in command of the Wall (still wounded) while Noye guards the gate. They fight through darkness. Dawn breaks, Jon gives command to take out the giants & the ram. Their only hope is to hold the gate. Attacking the mammoths next, who flee, crushing the wildlings. The battle won, Jon goes to check the gate. All the Brothers there were killed by Mag the Mighty. Jon must lead

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Davos &his companions have a plan, but they must deceive Melisandre to smuggle Edric out of Dragonstone. He sees them off &goes to Stannis. Melisandre saw the death of the third king in the fire, but Stannis hesitates without official word, Davos confirms it is true. Stannis has no love for Joffrey &Tommen is still heir. Stannis feels betrayed, as he draws his sword Davos pulls out a letter…

Roary47 I like that so much is going on, but he just goes right back to working on his reading and writing. 2mo
BethM It‘s been too long, I know we know what that letter says, I just can‘t remember. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @BethM the last thing I remember Davos being perturbed about was the wildlings coming and -I think- the attack on the Fist? But wasn‘t sure if it would be that or something else no one is bothered to tell Stannis 2mo
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Jaime is told the recent events &thinks again of how his life could be without the lies.They‘ve reached KingsLanding but Brienne has no way to fulfill her vow
At the castle Ser Loras confronts Brienne about Renly‘s death. Jaime stops him but she is arrested
He goes to see Cersei &he brings up making their relationship known, she doesn‘t want to
He meets Tywin who has plans, Jaime to go to Casterly Rock w/Tommen &be wed to Margaery. Jaime says no

Bklover Poor Brienne! And Jaime just keeps getting creepier. 2mo
majkia @Bklover yeah. he reverts every time he's near Cersei. 2mo
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BethM Tywin is the worst 2mo
Roary47 Cersei seems ashamed at least of their relationship. Gross. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Roary47 @Bklover @majkia I can‘t decide who is worse, Cersei clearly knows it‘s wrong but she‘s still going to do it, Jaime is happy with her and doesn‘t care what people think (but certainly should in this case) 2mo
BooksNBowls I feel like he‘s romanticized Cersei in his head a bit, or maybe he‘s been away so long he forgot how cold and monstrous she really is. I mean we really don‘t have any context of their relationship together, but I was expecting something different from their reunion. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @BooksNBowls agree… she seems to love him in her own delulu way…. But she uses him just like she uses everyone else… 2mo
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Sansa goes to the godswood &changes into her traveling clothes. She notices the hairnet is missing a gem. She confronts Dontos about it &learns Tyrion has been arrested. Her escape is aided by a surprising ally who then kills Dontos.

Roary47 Dontos was a creep! I‘m not so sure of this sudden ally. Was that regret that she left Tyrion behind? Could it be that she was finding she was starting to care for him? (edited) 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Roary47 everyone has a plan for Sansa now that she‘s the Winterfell heir. She‘s def conflicted about Tyrion… But getting away from Cersei is the only move. I‘d run run away 2mo
BethM Only move, but I wouldn‘t trust Peytr. 2mo
BooksNBowls @BethM oh yeah Peytr is a snake in the grass!! They‘re all creeps. 2mo
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5feet.of.fury
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Tyrion, incredibly drunk, theorizes that Joff sent the man to attack Bran w/Littlefinger‘s knife at Winterfell
Joff &Maragery say their vows
Tyrion drinks more as they prepare for the feast, Sansa wears THE Hairnet
After pleasantries they toast the new queen &start the festivities. Sansa, distracted, hardly eats
Joff calls for jousters &makes mockery of Tyrion, soaked in wine for refusing to join the show, he tries to leave, But it‘s time for pie-

5feet.of.fury Joff chokes on the pie, clawing at his throat as everyone rushes to help. Amidst the chaos, Tyrion is oddly calm, he looks for Sansa but can‘t find her. Joff dies, & Cersei blames Tyrion. 2mo
Roary47 Normally, I‘m not a fan of killing off characters. However, I might eat pie today just to celebrate that we don‘t have to suffer from him anymore. Margery is so lucky she didn‘t have to suffer his cruelty, and Sansa can finally be free from him. 2mo
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5feet.of.fury @Roary47 I thought you would like this one 😜 I think we are all glad we won‘t be dealing with Joff (worried about Tyrion tho) 2mo
majkia @Roary47 Roger that!
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majkia And Sansa is still a bloody doormat. 2mo
5feet.of.fury I also don‘t know what to do with this Joff plotted to murder Bran theory. I assumed it was Robert because he knew about Cersei and Jaime and didn‘t want to be humiliated? idk 2mo
Bklover I think Cersei is the only one there who wasn‘t secretly cheering. 2mo
BethM Great death 😂 I think Peytr is somehow involved, it seems like things Joff wouldn‘t have known about. 2mo
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Sansa breakfasts with the Lannisters on the morning of Joff & Margaery‘s wedding, it is custom to give the bride &groom gifts. Tyrion gifts him a book “The Lives of Four Kings”, Joff says he has no time for books &later cuts it in half, everyone trying to tell him how important the book is. After, Sansa &Tyrion come upon Oberyn &Ellaria where they discuss the kings in the book. Tyrion suggests another gift for Joff saying “he has earned a dagger”

5feet.of.fury This chapter showed a change in Sansa IMO, she‘s still a believer in the old stories & in way over her head but her internal dialogue is more witty than the silly scared girl we‘re used to, Tyrion rubbing off on her a bit? 2mo
Sargar114 She‘s definitely growing. She has had quite the experience so maybe she‘s finally learning a thing or too. 2mo
Sargar114 Also Joff 🤮 2mo
Roary47 I‘m hoping they will be a force that embarrasses and takes done Joff. 2mo
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Tyrion worries for Sansa but doesn‘t know how to help her.
He goes to the cellar to meet Shae.

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Dany selects Strong Belwas as champion to face Meereen‘s hero in single combat. Belwas wins but it doesn‘t win them Meereen. They can‘t take out fighters 1 by 1
They strategize, Jorah tells her to move on, Ben Plumm suggests the sewers
Dany imagines the future with her dragons -& Daario.
attacked by an old foe, Arstan saves her which leads to conflict w/Jorah. Arstan is Ser Barristan Selmy (Commander of Kingsguard under Robert, dismissed by Joff)

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They reach the Nightfort, a source of fearsome tales. Meera goes to the top to look around. No way to make it over the Wall to the haunted forest. There‘s a gate, but it‘s blocked by snow &ice
Once Nightfort was ruled by the Night‘s King who bound his Brothers through sorcery &made sacrifices to the Others
Bran hears footfalls. But it‘s not the Rat Cook it is Sam& Gilly. Sam knows he is Jon‘s brother. Sam talks to the weirwood &opens the gate

Bklover I was so relieved when Bran found Sam and Gilly. At least they are kind people! 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Bklover glad the found eachother! some good news for once! 2mo
BethM @Bklover @5feet.of.fury agreed! I thought this chapter was really immersive 2mo
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Wildlings are coming for Castle Black. Jon is still injured. He wonders where Ghost is. &Ygritte even though he tries not to think of her. The wildings come at night, the night‘s watch pick them off with arrows, but the wildlings start setting everything ablaze. They battle &burn the barricade trapping the wildlings. The Wall defended, Jon goes to look for Ygritte..

5feet.of.fury “We should have stayed in the cave” 😭 2mo
majkia @5feet.of.fury Indeed 2mo
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Bklover @5feet.of.fury. Boy, no kidding! This Jon seems a bit more brutal than tv Jon. And poor Ygritte- “you know nothing Jon Snow” 2mo
5feet.of.fury @majkia @Bklover we‘ve been through a lot this week in Westeros …but this one 💔 2mo
BooksNBowls @Bklover it‘s one of my favorite lines from the show! You know nothing, Jon Snow! 2mo
Roary47 💔 I hope this coming week gives us a lot less heartache. 😭😭😭 2mo
5feet.of.fury @BooksNBowls I love her, sassy til the end! @Roary47 I hope so 😩 2mo
BethM Wow just anxiety filled the whole chapter. I must say I liked tv better here, I feel like they gave her a better end. 2mo
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Stannis hears of the Red Wedding, but he is not impressed with the Freys. Queen Selyse &Melisandre preach that killing Edric Storm will raise dragons for Stannis. She implies her ritual killed 2 kings, Davos says if the 3rd dies he will be convinced &Stannis sees his logic
Davos has been learning to read & Pylos gives him an old letter from the Nightwatch about the wildlings coming south, asking for help; he is troubled by the implications

Roary47 I‘m just impressed that news is traveling faster this time. It normally takes forever to get news to our other POVs. The names in Davos‘ POV I‘m having trouble remembering the most. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Roary47 there was one person he was talking to to that I was like “ok, thanks, whoever you are” 😅 but happy to help with any of the others 😂 2mo
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BooksNBowls Why does no one care about the wildings?! 2mo
5feet.of.fury @BooksNBowls it seems so far away so it must be someone else‘s problem. Unfortunately not much different from how we (society/the US/the average person in the West) react to global events. 2mo
BethM @5feet.of.fury I think you nailed it. 2mo
BooksNBowls @5feet.of.fury great point! 2mo
Bklover This was one of those chapters where I kept thinking “I hope this part isn‘t too important because I am having a hard time with this.” Too many names that I know but can‘t place. 2mo
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Lannisters get news from the Twins “captured a fat fish & 2 wolf pelts”. River men are lost now.The Mountain is sent to deal with Harrenhal
Joff wants to torment Sansa with another Stark head, Tyrion stops it
Joff insults Tywin, he &Cersei are dismissed. Tywin was involved with the Frey‘s plot &has more deceptions for the Oberyn. He‘s also promised Arya Stark to Roose Bolton‘s Bastard somehow the North will fall to Tyrion &Sansa‘s hypothetical son

BooksNBowls I‘m glad Tywin put Joff in his place finally. Someone needed to. I fear this news may push Sansa over the edge though.. I enjoyed the little history lesson, but I must say all these names are confusing me. I‘m glad I have the show characters as a reference because otherwise I‘d probably be even more lost by now. 2mo
5feet.of.fury @BooksNBowls There was something in Tywins speech about Renly appearing at Blackwater, I think implying that Tywin had a hand in that too. These effin Lannisters (not you Tyrion) 2mo
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BethM @BooksNBowls Joff needs a good whooping 😂 @5feet.of.fury no kidding! Tywin is evil 2mo
Bklover As much of a hardass as Tywin is I can‘t imagine how he‘s controlled himself up to now with Joff. I cannot stand that little monster! 2mo
Roary47 I‘m glad I‘m not alone with all the name @BooksNBowls I thought the same thing about the Lannisters @5feet.of.fury Tyrion is their only good one in that group. I think the only thing saving Joff is he is the only heir old enough to defend himself right now. @Bklover Tywin might off him if there was someone else. Poor Sansa 😢 2mo
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Arya is excited that the castle is open, but the Hound senses the danger. The tents are burning, Arya knows it‘s a battle. They are attacked & the Hound saves her, tells her that her brother is dead. She runs from him&he follows. His axe takes her in the back of the head.

Roary47 Oh man. 😭 I hope we are taking a break from that storyline. I‘m not sure I can take much more. 💔 3mo
majkia @Roary47 yeah, this part is definitely hard to take. 3mo
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BethM I paged forward to see if we see her again. My heart couldn‘t take it. 3mo
Bklover @BethM I had to look too! I can‘t handle the stress! 3mo
BooksNBowls I‘m glad they didn‘t describe what they did to Robb‘s body in the show 🤢 2mo
5feet.of.fury @BooksNBowls same, I think we are all traumatized enough 2mo
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I knew it was eventually coming but nothing could have prepared me for The Red Wedding. Time to be emotionally compromised for the rest of the day.

annahenke So brutal. Emotionally and viscerally. 3mo
Doppoetry @annahenke Yes, absolutely 😭 3mo
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Roslin &Edmure are wedded. Edmure seems pleased. The food is abysmal but the drinks are flowing at the feast. Grey Wind was not allowed in the hall. Roslin is scared as the hall calls for their bedding. Robb doesn‘t go to watch &Cat thinks of the implications. When snubbed by Edwyn Frey, she realized he‘s wearing chainmail &slaps him-

5feet.of.fury -Robb goes to them & is struck down by an arrow… the musicians are armed. Frey men come with long axes, Cat pleads for mercy. She takes a hostage &kills Jinglebell as Robb is killed. She cries out for her lost children as a sword is put to her throat… 3mo
BethM Ugh I hate this so much. I want a vicious end to Frey. 3mo
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Doppoetry NGL I cried 😂 That was rough 3mo
5feet.of.fury @Doppoetry she doesn‘t even know Arya‘s alive 😭 3mo
majkia The Red Wedding.... 3mo
Doppoetry @5feet.of.fury or Bran and Rickon 😭 3mo
5feet.of.fury @Doppoetry where the ffffffffff is Rickon!!!! 😭 3mo
Doppoetry @5feet.of.fury He is probably somewhere out there, in the wilderness, hopefully still with Osha 3mo
5feet.of.fury They are taking forever, Bran‘s a couple days from the Wall the last time we saw them… but poor Arya was so close… @Doppoetry 3mo
Doppoetry @5feet.of.fury It's true! last chapter they were so close 😭If they would have only stayed a little longer... 3mo
BooksNBowls We knew it was coming, but it still hurts!! I hate that Cat died not knowing her family was okay. 😭😭 3mo
Roary47 This hurt my heart so much. 😭😭 I need a break from this… until tomorrow. Why is Theon still alive, but we lose Robb and Cat? At least before she can see her babies again! 😭😭😭💔 3mo
Bklover @BooksNBowls I agree! She never got to see any of them again. I‘ve been dreading this part- it‘s just sad. 3mo
Sargar114 Ooof, listened to it this time…and that might‘ve been worse! 2mo
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The Hound has a plan to get in front of Robb. Bringing pickled pigs feet to the feast. Arya worries over Roose Bolton being in attendance, if he knows what she did to escape Harrenhal. They are denied entry to the castle, but are taken to the tents. She looks for allies. But the Hound isn‘t deterred.

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“The red will run, and we'll put some wrongs aright“

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Cat advises Robb on how to approach the Frey‘s but Grey Wind makes a bad impression.They all appear before Lord Walder, Rob apologizes to the Frey heirs for breaking his vow. Edmure meets Roslin &is pleasantly surprised. Cat is still on edge &invokes hospitality laws
Robb finds from Lord Bolton that Ramsay has Theon hostage. Robb gives him command of the rear guard

BethM Ugh so much dread, I need this story line over. I also feel like shouting : LISTEN TO YOUR DAMN WOLF! 3mo
majkia @BethM stupid human. Listen To the wolf!. Knowing what was coming I read the next chapter too. Igj 3mo
Roary47 @majkia same… 😱😭 Why don‘t they listen to their animals. 😭😭 (edited) 3mo
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Wounded & exhausted, Jon imagines all the friends he‘ll see when he reaches the Wall.
When he gets there to warn the wildlings are coming to the gate, hardly anyone is there to defend &no Ghost. He hears of Mormont‘s murder, the Maester tends to his wounds. He tells them about Mance‘s search for Horn of Winter &about Ygritte. Grenn tells him about Sam the Slayer. They tell him Winterfell is gone, Bran& Rickon dead. …but he saw the Direwolf.

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Without the sun Arya can‘t tell which way they travel. She fears the Hound is taking her to KingsLanding. They reach a river &need to be ferried across, the Ferrymen won‘t take an IOU from Beric. Arya has tried to escape/kill the Hound but he‘s thwarted her. Arya tells the Hound how she was captured by his brother. The Hound tells her how he saved Sansa. He‘s taking her to the Twins for the ransom, maybe they‘ll make it in time for the wedding.

BethM I also like his redemption arc 3mo
majkia @BethM Indeed. 3mo
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Sargar114 Might be one of my favorite relationships of the series 3mo
Sargar114 The Hound could also be one of the most honorable, at least he generally does the right things even if for selfish reasons 3mo
Bklover @Sargar114 Yes! I think those two have such an interesting rapport with each other 3mo
Roary47 So excited!!! 😆 I hope we get Cat‘s perspective first when they make it. 🤗 3mo
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It‘s been a two cups of cocoa kind of day. Catching up on 2 chapters bc I forgot some reason felt the need to watch the state of the union last night. #readingwesteros

5feet.of.fury 😍 so many marshmallows 3mo
Gissy Love the mug😍 3mo
kspenmoll Oh what a great mug! 3mo
Kar2b I have the same mug! 3mo
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Sam walks Gilly & the baby take the horse. They stop at abandoned Whitetree. He fears they are lost, but for now they have a fire. In the night a deep chill comes over them, Small Paul, become a wight, has come for the baby. After a fight he kills Paul‘s wight, when he runs to Gilly, she is surrounded by them. Someone in black calls out to him “Brother!” But when they reach him they realize his skin is hard and cold.

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Robb has left his wife behind &they head to the wedding with hope that if Edmure &Roslin are wed happily Frey would be appeased.
Robb &Jeyne have been trying to conceive, he needs an heir for Winterfell, currently it would pass to Sansa &Tyrion. Cat tells him to name an heir; a Vale lordling. Robb says it will be Jon. She gives many excuses against it, only 1 good 1.

Balon Greyjoy is dead, knowing this will cause infighting, Robb plans an attack

majkia She hates Jon so much.... 3mo
5feet.of.fury @majkia every time she goes off about Jon my compassion for her just fades away. 3mo
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BethM @majkia @5feet.of.fury I don‘t understand how she‘s so mad at him still but not Ned. 3mo
5feet.of.fury @BethM it makes me so mad! He didn‘t ask to be BORN Catelyn! 3mo
Sargar114 While I don‘t love her dislike of Jon, I feel like it makes her more human and real as a character. She‘s flawed and that makes me appreciate her a little more as weird as it sounds. 3mo
BooksNBowls @Sargar114 I totally understand what you are saying! I just didn‘t understand she had so much conviction for how she treated Edmure and Robb, but none whatsoever about Jon. 3mo
BooksNBowls @BethM that good ole boys will be boys mindset 🙄 3mo
Roary47 I don‘t understand why she is mad at Jon either. Like she loves Ned and they probably worked it out. @majkia @BethM I have a strong feeling that his mother died so she in her mind can only take it out on Jon. Still not right, but in her mind her anger needs to go somewhere. We didn‘t find out who his mom is yet right? 3mo
5feet.of.fury @Roary47 It‘s still a mystery 3mo
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