Tower of the Hand

A Game of Thrones

ASOIAF, Book 1.
Book One of A Song of Ice and Fire
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AGOT 1: Prologue

Three rangers in the Night's Watch track a group of wildling raiders beyond the Wall.

AGOT 2: Bran I

Robb Stark and Jon Snow discover a litter of direwolves, one pup for each of Eddard Stark's six children.

AGOT 3: Catelyn I

Catelyn Tully informs her husband, Eddard, that Jon Arryn, an old friend of Eddard's, has died and that King Robert Baratheon is coming to Winterfell.

AGOT 4: Daenerys I

Exiled prince Viserys Targaryen sells his sister Daenerys to Khal Drogo of the Dothraki in exchange for an army to take back the Seven Kingdoms.

AGOT 5: Eddard I

King Robert and his party arrive in Winterfell. Robert asks Eddard to be the new Hand of the King and promises to wed his son Joffrey to Ned's daughter Sansa.

AGOT 6: Jon I

A feast is held in honor of the king. Tyrion Lannister, brother of the queen and a dwarf, speaks with Jon Snow about being Eddard Stark's bastard son. Jon declares that he wishes to join the Night's Watch.

AGOT 7: Catelyn II

A secret letter from Catelyn's sister Lysa convinces Eddard to go to King's Landing with the king. Lysa claims that Jon Arryn was murdered by the queen.

AGOT 8: Arya I

Failing miserably at her needlework, Arya Stark goes to watch her brothers Robb and Bran practice swords with the princes Joffrey and Tommen, respectively.

AGOT 9: Bran II

Bran accidentally witnesses Queen Cersei Lannister having sex with her twin brother, Ser Jaime Lannister of the Kingsguard. Jaime shoves Bran from a tower.

AGOT 10: Tyrion I

Tyrion has breakfast with Cersei and Jaime, noting that Bran lies crippled and in a coma, but unlikely to die from the fall. Tyrion announces his plans to see the Wall.

AGOT 11: Jon II

Before leaving with his uncle Benjen Stark for the Wall, Jon visits with Bran, Robb, and Arya. He gives Arya a small sword named Needle.

AGOT 12: Daenerys II

Daenerys weds Khal Drogo and is offered many wedding gifts, among them three dragon eggs from Magister Illyrio Mopatis.

AGOT 13: Eddard II

En route to King's Landing, Eddard and Robert discuss Jon Snow's mother, Daenerys's wedding, and the appointment of Jaime Lannister as Warden of the East in place of Jon Arryn's son, Robert.

AGOT 14: Tyrion II

En route to the Wall, Tyrion convinces Jon that life in the Night's Watch will be difficult.

AGOT 15: Catelyn III

Catelyn survives an attack by an unknown assailant looking to kill Bran. She decides to take the assassin's dagger to King's Landing to warn Eddard and learn who sent the would-be killer.

AGOT 16: Sansa I

Joffrey takes Sansa out riding, where they encounter Arya playing at swords with a boy. A drunken Joffrey challenges the boy, but is attacked by Arya and his arm is mangled by Arya's direwolf Nymeria.

AGOT 17: Eddard III

Arya is brought before the king. Cersei demands that Arya and her wolf be punished for hurting the prince, but Nymeria has run off so the queen settles for Sansa's direwolf, Lady, instead. Eddard kills Lady himself.

AGOT 18: Bran III

After several cryptic dreams, Bran finally wakes from his coma. He names his direwolf Summer.

AGOT 19: Catelyn IV

Catelyn arrives in King's Landing and secretly meets with Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish. Petyr reveals that the assassin's dagger belonged to Tyrion Lannister.

AGOT 20: Jon III

Jon begins his training at Castle Black. Benjen Stark has gone missing on a ranging beyond the Wall.

AGOT 21: Eddard IV

Eddard arrives in King's Landing and is shocked to learn that the king wants a tournament held in his honor. Littlefinger takes Eddard to see Catelyn.

AGOT 22: Tyrion III

On his last night with the Night's Watch, Tyrion promises Lord Commander Mormont that he will inform his father and the King about the condition of the Wall and he promises Jon Snow to help Bran as he helped Jon.

AGOT 23: Arya II

Eddard comforts Arya over the death of her friend, the death of Sansa's direwolf, and the abandonment of her own wolf. A resolved Arya begins her first sword lesson with Syrio Forel.

AGOT 24: Daenerys III

As Dany further adapts to the Dothraki lifestyle, she finds herself drifting apart from her rigid brother Viserys. Dany acknowledges that she is pregnant.

AGOT 25: Bran IV

Bran listens to Old Nan recount a tale about the Others when Tyrion Lannister returns to Winterfell, bearing a gift for the crippled boy.

AGOT 26: Eddard V

Eddard interviews Grand Maester Pycelle about the death of Jon Arryn. Littlefinger informs Eddard about people who might have additional information, including Jon Arryn's squire.

AGOT 27: Jon IV

Samwell Tarly, a coward forced to join the Night's Watch by his father, arrives at the Wall. Jon convinces the trainees to help Sam avoid mistreatment at the hands of Ser Alliser Thorne.

AGOT 28: Eddard VI

Eddard's investigation leads him to Gendry, a boy apprenticed to an armorer. Jon Arryn and Stannis Baratheon had previously visited the boy, who, as Eddard discovers, is an unwitting bastard of King Robert.

AGOT 29: Catelyn V

Close to her home in Riverrun, Catelyn decides to spend the night at an inn. Tyrion Lannister arrives at the same inn shortly after, prompting Cat to accuse him of attempted murder and take him captive.

AGOT 30: Sansa II

Sansa attends the Hand's tournament, where she witnesses the death of a young knight during a joust with Gregor Clegane. After the night's feast, Sandor Clegane escorts Sansa back to the Red Keep.

AGOT 31: Eddard VII

Eddard dissuades the king from participating in the melee. Varys reveals that Cersei intended to have Robert murdered during the event in an "accident," and also confirms that Jon Arryn was poisoned by the knight who died the previous day.

AGOT 32: Tyrion IV

Catelyn Tully is bringing Tyrion to the Eyrie, the residence of her sister Lysa. Accompanying them on the dangerous path are various knights, sellswords and a singer. Tyrion finds a flaw in Littlefinger's story about the dagger.

AGOT 33: Arya III

While chasing cats, Arya stumbles into the middle of the Red Keep and overhears a conversation between two mysterious men. The two are plotting a war.

AGOT 34: Eddard VIII

Robert learns that Daenerys is pregnant and orders her killed. Eddard resigns as Hand in protest.

AGOT 35: Catelyn VI

Catelyn succeeds in bringing Tyrion to the Vale. Lysa is furious that Catelyn has brought him there.

AGOT 36: Eddard IX

Eddard discovers another bastard of Robert's at Chataya's brothel. Jaime accosts him in the street in anger over Tyrion's abduction. Jory is killed and Eddard breaks his leg.

AGOT 37: Daenerys IV

Daenerys arrives at Vaes Dothrak.

AGOT 38: Bran V

Bran takes his first ride outside Winterfell on Dancer and is accosted by a group of wildlings and Night's Watch deserters. They are all killed save a wildling named Osha.

AGOT 39: Tyrion V

Tyrion is confined to a cell and not allowed to see anyone. He finally gets an audience with Lysa by promising to confess his crimes and demands a trial by combat.

AGOT 40: Eddard X

Eddard dreams about fighting the last of the Kingsguard at the Tower of Joy. Robert and Eddard reconcile and Eddard is reinstated as Hand of the King.

AGOT 41: Catelyn VII

Bronn defeats Ser Vardis Egen in a trial by combat to secure Tyrion's release. Lysa orders both of them released onto the high road without an escort.

AGOT 42: Jon V

Jon and several of his friends learn they are to be raised to the Night's Watch. Jon sees Maester Aemon about raising Sam as well.

AGOT 43: Tyrion VI

Tyrion tells Bronn about his marriage to Tysha. They are accosted by mountain clansmen to whom Tyrion promises aid in taking the Vale.

AGOT 44: Eddard XI

Eddard hears testimony from Marq Piper, Karyl Vance and Raymun Darry about a series of raids carried out by Gregor Clegane. Eddard attaints Gregor for treason and orders Lord Beric Dondarrion to bring him to justice.

AGOT 45: Sansa III

Eddard tells Sansa and Arya he is sending them back to Winterfell for their own safety.

AGOT 46: Eddard XII

Eddard meets with Cersei and reveals that he knows that Jaime is the father of her children. He warns her to go into exile before Robert returns from hunting.

AGOT 47: Daenerys V

The dosh khaleen proclaim Dany's unborn child the stallion who mounts the world. At a celebratory feast that night, Viserys threatens Daenerys and demands his promised crown, leading Drogo to pour molten gold over him.

AGOT 48: Eddard XIII

Robert returns from his hunt mortally wounded and dictates his will, naming Eddard as Protector of the Realm. Eddard refuses Renly's offer to secure the royal children. Eddard writes a letter urging Stannis to take the Iron Throne.

AGOT 49: Jon VI

Jon, Sam and several others are raised to the Night's Watch. Ghost discovers a rotting hand beyond the Wall.

AGOT 50: Eddard XIV

Robert has died and Eddard presents his will to Cersei, who tears it up. Eddard declares Stannis the true king and orders the City Watch to arrest Cersei, but they apprehend him instead.

AGOT 51: Arya IV

Ser Meryn comes to take Arya into custody while she is practicing with Syrio, who sacrifices himself so Arya can escape.

AGOT 52: Sansa IV

Sansa is brought before Cersei, who tells her to write a letter to Robb urging him not to take up arms.

AGOT 53: Jon VII

Lord Commander Mormont examines the corpses of two of Ben Stark's rangers and orders them brought back to Castle Black. Jon learns of Eddard's arrest and assaults Ser Alliser, which gets him arrested. Jon saves Lord Commander Mormont from a wight.

AGOT 54: Bran VI

Robb has called the banners of the North and Bran hosts the Karstarks. Robb marches south.

AGOT 55: Daenerys VI

Drogo states he has no desire to invade Westeros with Viserys dead, but changes his mind after an assassination attempt against Daenerys.

AGOT 56: Catelyn VIII

Catelyn meets Robb at Moat Cailin. Robb explains his battle plan for the coming campaign.

AGOT 57: Tyrion VII

Tyrion arrives at Lord Tywin's headquarters.

AGOT 58: Sansa V

Sansa comes to Joffrey's first court to beg for mercy for Eddard.

AGOT 59: Eddard XV

Varys comes to Eddard in the dungeons and tells him that if he confesses his "crimes" he will be allowed to join the Night's Watch.

AGOT 60: Catelyn IX

Robb arrives at the Twins, and Catelyn negotiates an agreement for Lord Walder Frey's aid that includes Robb marrying one of Walder's daughters after the war.


Maester Aemon tells Jon about his past as Jon grapples with the decision of whether or not to desert to help his father.

AGOT 62: Daenerys VII

Daenerys saves a woman named Mirri from being raped in a newly-conquered Lhazareen village. Mirri treats a wound Drogo received in the fight.

AGOT 63: Tyrion VIII

Tyrion fights on the left flank in a battle against Roose Bolton.

AGOT 64: Catelyn X

Robb ambushes and captures Jaime in the Battle of the Whispering Wood.

AGOT 65: Daenerys VIII

Drogo is dying and Mirri performs a bloodmagic ritual to save him, but Drogo's bloodriders resist. Daenerys goes into labor, and Ser Jorah takes her into Drogo's tent while the ritual is in progress.

AGOT 66: Arya V

Arya watches in horror as Eddard is executed. She is grabbed by Yoren and taken into an alley.

AGOT 67: Bran VII

Maester Luwin tells Bran and Rickon about the children of the forest. A raven arrives announcing Eddard's death.

AGOT 68: Sansa VI

Joffrey mocks and threatens Sansa and has his Kingsguard beat her.

AGOT 69: Daenerys IX

Daenerys smothers Drogo, who has been reduced to a vegetable.

AGOT 70: Tyrion IX

Tywin orders Tyrion to go to King's Landing and rule in his place.

AGOT 71: Jon IX

Jon deserts the Night's Watch to join Robb, but his friends are able to bring him back. Lord Commander Mormont declares his intention to lead a large expedition north to find Benjen Stark and Mance Rayder.

AGOT 72: Catelyn XI

Robb is proclaimed King in the North by the great lords of the north and the riverlands.

AGOT 73: Daenerys X

Daenerys builds a giant funeral pyre for Drogo in which her dragon eggs hatch.