[Re-Read] A Clash of Kings End Notes

A year ago, I wrote a short post on just how I came to fall in love with A Song of Ice and Fire. I had had enough of the relentless optimism of other fantasy series and 18 year old me craved something darker and edgier. The simple fact that people died and suffered graphically … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Clash of Kings End Notes

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[Re-Read] A Clash of Kings – Bran VII

Here we are: the end of A Clash of Kings! It’s been a long, often irregular journey over the last year but on the bright side, The Winds of Winter is nowhere in sight! *cries silently into pillow* Before we talk about this chapter, let’s just take a second to reflect on the fact that … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Clash of Kings – Bran VII

[Re-Read] A Clash of Kings – Jon VIII

When we last saw Jon, he had just discovered where all the missing Wildlings had gone – Mance Rayder had been slowly gathering them into his almighty army of illegal immigrants. Jon, Qhorin and a few others had left immediate, only to be spotted by the eagle. This chapter is a doozy, catching up with … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Clash of Kings – Jon VIII

[Re-Read] A Clash of Kings – Tyrion XV

Continuing with our theme of final chapters, we catch up with Tyrion who will shortly awaken to find that his world, or King’s Landing at least, has moved on without him. He is no longer the Hand of the King and, since he wasn’t around to promote himself, his contributions to the war effort have … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Clash of Kings – Tyrion XV

[Re-Read] A Clash of Kings – Theon VI

The fall of Winterfell is such a pivotal moment in A Song of Ice and Fire that it’s incredibly hard to overstate its importance in the grand scheme of things. The actual fall arguably took almost half a book ago when the castle was lost to a band of not-so-merry raiders but this chapter nonetheless … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Clash of Kings – Theon VI

[Re-Read] A Clash of Kings – Sansa VIII

We continue our run of last chapters, this time with Sansa. The Battle of Blackwater has concluded and it is time for the spoils of war to be distributed. These spoils aren’t necessarily so much the physical goods captured (since this was a defensive war for the victors) but more the distribution of political capital … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Clash of Kings – Sansa VIII

[Re-Read] A Clash of Kings – Arya X

  We catch up with Arya for the first time in a long while. She’s still at Harrenhal and her life has not really changed for the better since the Weasel Soup incident. Harrenhal has found itself under new management but that new management is depressingly similar to the old – given that Roose Bolton … Continue reading [Re-Read] A Clash of Kings – Arya X