(Ser Byron the) Beauty and the Beast (Sandor Clegane)

(Ser Byron the) Beauty and the Beast (Sandor Clegane)

    This writing is the long-promised follow-up to the second post in my trilogy about Ser Byron & Tyrek Lannister, which argued that we seemingly have Every. Reason. In. The. World. to believe that Ser Byron The Beautiful, one of a trio of hedge knights hired by Littlefinger in AFFC, is actually Tyrek Lannister, … Continue reading (Ser Byron the) Beauty and the Beast (Sandor Clegane)

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Sansa and Sandor’s REAL (figurative) Wedding

Sansa and Sandor’s REAL (figurative) Wedding

    YE OLDE TEASER: Here's Dontos and Sansa in the Red Keep's Godswood: "Who's there?" she cried. "Who is it?" The godswood was dim and dark, and the bells were ringing Joff into his grave. "Me." He staggered out from under the trees, reeling drunk. He caught her arm to steady himself. "Sweet Jonquil, … Continue reading Sansa and Sandor’s REAL (figurative) Wedding

Littlefinger’s Third Knight, Ser Byron, is… Tyrek Lannister? (a.k.a. Where is Tyrek? Part 2)

Littlefinger (believes he) has three hedge knights working for him: Sers Byron, Shadrich and Morgarth. I've long believed Ser Byron is the missing Tyrek Lannister, but never looked deeply in to it. Now I have, and given how little we know about either of them, there's a rather shocking amount of evidence that Tyrek Lannister … Continue reading Littlefinger’s Third Knight, Ser Byron, is… Tyrek Lannister? (a.k.a. Where is Tyrek? Part 2)

The Secret History of House Martell, Chapter 1: The Merry Elder Brother’s Brother Marwyn, His “Sand Snake” Daughter, and Tyene the Stalking Stork

The Secret History of House Martell, Chapter 1: The Merry Elder Brother’s Brother Marwyn, His “Sand Snake” Daughter, and Tyene the Stalking Stork

Warning: This analysis assumes that one of ASOIAF's main themes is the instability and inscrutability of identity and the difficulty of recognition. I've written about this HERE. Have a look if you dislike the idea of "secret identities" in ASOIAF beyond those that are already "obvious". Welcome to my Secret History of House Martell series: … Continue reading The Secret History of House Martell, Chapter 1: The Merry Elder Brother’s Brother Marwyn, His “Sand Snake” Daughter, and Tyene the Stalking Stork

The Definitive Version of my “Howland Reed Is…” Post

The Definitive Version of my “Howland Reed Is…” Post

  A few years ago, I posted a well-received piece arguing that Howland Reed is "currently" disguised as the hedge knight Ser Shadrich, The Mad Mouse of Shady Glen (while dismissing the idea that Howland is the High Sparrow, as some claim). (If you haven't read that post, don't bother. This post supercedes and replaces … Continue reading The Definitive Version of my “Howland Reed Is…” Post

“Four-and-Forty” & “Forty Four”: In ASOIAF, History Rhymes.

(This post begins with material from an old post of mine before moving on to an all-new conclusion that I believe answers the riddle of ASOIAF's obsession with the number 44.)   There is something up with the number 44 in ASOIAF: The City Watch of King's Landing was left with "forty-four hundred" gold cloaks … Continue reading “Four-and-Forty” & “Forty Four”: In ASOIAF, History Rhymes.