A Game of Thrones – Chapter Eight: Bran

Note to self: do not get sick and need an inspection. That takes away from reading A Song of Ice and Fire.


  1. Page numbers based off Kindle edition.
  2. No spoiling me; I will edit/delete any.
  3. I don’t avoid spoilers.
  4. My citation format is not necessarily accurate, but it works for me.

I appreciate that some people may be turned off by this constant ‘pre-blog’ notification. I choose to respect that some people may not have read these books before, like I hadn’t and so make the effort to not spoil them unless they go to the post page. I figure if you really want to be here, reading, you’ll ignore it.

Oh, Bran. You are adorable. I also suspect that you’re an idiot and not seeing the bigger picture, but you’re… seven. It’s understandable.

…Hodor says nothing but Hodor? That seems a supremely inefficient method of communication.

*cackles* RICKON CALLED HIS DIREWOLF SHAGGYDOG? *cannot breathe, cannot breathe…*

Oh, Ned, you are such a useless father. But I do so love the imagery of Bran climbing everywhere. Probably because I’d like to do that myself! Alas, I am not fit for climbing!

Of course Bran is unimpressed by tales made to stop him doing what he wants. Especially when such tales appear to be fanciful. Come on, if you’re told a tale that is meant to make you stop doing something, I reckon it’d work a lot better were it plausible.


…wait. Jaime and Cersei know who killed Jon Arryn? That’s what it sounds like. I won’t go so far as to say they’re responsible (though if they’re shagging each other in complete defiance of Cersei’s wedding vows, who knows what else they’d be willing to do?) but… they certainly seem to know something.

…what the fuck?



5 Responses to “A Game of Thrones – Chapter Eight: Bran”

  1. Anna says:

    I am going to say something now that you will violently disagree with.

    I love Jaime.

    I will happily elaborate on my reasons for that – later. Probably much later. But yes. I love Jaime. (And honestly, no, it has nothing to do with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau playing him in the tv-series – my Jaime-feels developed before there was a tv-series.)

    And YES! RICKON CALLED HIS DIREWOLF SHAGGYDOG! Which is an amazing decision for a bunch of reasons but yes. I love that four year old Rickon gets to make four year old decisions – everyone else names their direwolves fancy, impressive-sounding names and Rickon is like nope, he looks like a shaggy dog, so that’s what I’ll call him.

    And yeah, Hodor says Hodor. It seems a bit silly at the start, but you get used to it, and there are one or two scenes where it’s actually pretty impactful.

  2. Siri Paulson says:

    *grins at reaction, even though it makes her feel bad*

    This is the point where you realize that GRRM is not playing by the rules. At all. Some people hate that — this chapter is where my husband put the book down for good — and others love it. And others keep reading/watching and hope against hope that the good guys (or at least their favourites, or at least the ones who survive…) will still come out on top anyway. >_>

    Anna and I have mostly agreed to disagree on Jaime. 😛

    I love the description of Bran’s climbing, too. Poor Bran.

    • Dianna says:

      I have recovered a little.

      I am rooting for Daenerys, but I think you gathered that.

      I’m not sure what to think of Jaime. At all. *shakes head*

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