A Death in the Family

A Clash of Kings – Prologue-Tyrion’s Arrival in King’s Landing

Summary: Prologue Cressen, the maester of Dragonstone, watches a red comet. He wonders if it is an omen, like the raven that brought news that summer, which had lasted ten years, has ended. Pylos, his assistant, brings in Shireen, the daughter of King Stannis Baratheon, and her fool, Patches. On his way to the king’s …

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A Clash of Kings – Bran’s Dreams-Catelyn’s Conversation with Brynden

Summary: Bran At Winterfell, Bran Stark dreams of direwolves. He feels connected to them, and in his dreams he can see through the eyes of a wolf and even taste blood. As he stares at the comet and listens to the direwolves Summer and Shaggydog howl, Bran wonders if they mourn for another dead Stark. …

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A Clash of Kings – Tyrion’s Conversation with Janos-Theon’s Return to Pyke

Summary: Tyrion Tyrion has dinner with Janos Slynt, the outgoing commander of the gold cloaks of the City Watch. Slynt suggests that Allar Deem replace him as commander, but Tyrion proposes Ser Jacelyn Bywater and notes that Allar was involved in the killing of a prostitute and her infant daughter. When Tyrion tries to find …

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A Clash of Kings – Daenerys’s Wandering-Bran’s Recollection

Summary: Daenerys Across the narrow sea from Westeros, Daenerys Targaryen, the last descendant of the king that Robert Baratheon deposed, leads the remnants of her khalasar (nomadic tribe) through a wasteland. She carries the three dragons that hatched in her husband’s funeral pyre, a fire she entered and emerged from unharmed. Many of her people …

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A Clash of Kings – Tyrion’s Conversation with Pycelle-The Reeds’ Arrival at Winterfell

Summary: Tyrion Tyrion asks Grand Maester Pycelle to send two copies of a letter to Doran Martell, the Prince of Dorne. While Pycelle is out of the room, Tyrion steals a potion. Pycelle tries to find out the contents of the letters, but Tyrion tells him nothing. Tyrion meets with Bronn, his trusted sellsword. Bronn …

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A Clash of Kings – Catelyn’s Meeting with Renly-Tyrion’s Confrontation with Pycelle

Summary: Catelyn Catelyn and a guard march south toward Renly. Although Catelyn wanted to stay with her father in Riverrun, but Robb sent her as his emissary. Unbeknownst to Catelyn, Robb wants Edmure to hold Riverrun while he takes his forces to the field. Catelyns party eventually reaches Renly’s enormous camp. A tournament is under …

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A Clash of Kings – Arya’s Imprisonment-Sansa’s Beating

Summary: Arya Held captive by Gregor Clegane and his Lannister raiding party, Arya sees other prisoners interrogated, tortured, and killed. Clegane is especially interested in information about Beric Dondarrion and his guerilla army, but no one knows anything. Arya learns the names of her captors and every night, along with the names of her other …

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A Clash of Kings – Catelyn’s Prayers-Catelyn’s Return to Riverrun

Summary: Catelyn Catelyn prays in a sept near Renly’s camp. She realizes that Eddard must have known about Joffrey’s incestuous parentage and that Bran must have discovered something about it as well. Catelyn brings her realization to Renly and asks him to stop the battle and call a great council with Robb and Stannis so …

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A Clash of Kings – Daenerys’s Visit to the Pureborn-The Tullys’ Defense of Riverrun

Summary: Daenerys Daenerys tries to bribe the Pureborn, the high civic council of Qarth, to help her invade Westeros, but they refuse. She asks Xaros to supply her with ships, but he tells her to give up her foolish dream and pleads with her to marry him. A sorceress tells Daenerys that she and her …

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