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)
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 (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)
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
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
(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.
I am beyond busy working on many, many hundreds of pages of ASOIAF essays. Most of them are nearly complete. A few key ones are not. Since I just came across something that bears on my High Septon stuff (while looking at something totally different), I figured I'd throw it up. Cersei describes the garb … Continue reading A Tiny, “Shapeless” Addition to My High Septon Stuff