Tower of the Hand

ASOIAF, Book 3.
Book Three of A Song of Ice and Fire
A Storm of Swords Cover

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ASOS 1: Prologue

The Others attack the Watch on the Fist of the First Men.

ASOS 2: Jaime I

Jaime, Cleos, and Brienne are on their way to King's Landing to exchange Jaime for Sansa and Arya. Brienne throws off pursuit by Ser Robin Ryger.

ASOS 3: Catelyn I

For releasing Jaime, Catelyn is confined to her father's quarters until Edmure returns.

ASOS 4: Arya I

Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie travel north from Harrenhal.

ASOS 5: Tyrion I

Tyrion demands of Tywin that he be recognized as heir to Casterly Rock, but Tywin refuses.

ASOS 6: Davos I

Davos is rescued from a small island in Blackwater Bay.

ASOS 7: Sansa I

Sansa has dinner with Margaery and Olenna Tyrell. They plan to spirit Sansa away to Highgarden and have her marry Lord Mace's eldest son, Willas.

ASOS 8: Jon I

Jon is brought before Mance, who accepts him as one of the free folk.

ASOS 9: Daenerys I

Ser Jorah convinces Daenerys to set sail for Astapor to purchase Unsullied.

ASOS 10: Bran I

Bran decides to look for the three-eyed crow beyond the Wall.

ASOS 11: Davos II

Davos returns to Dragonstone and resolves to kill Melisandre, blaming her for the debacle at King's Landing. He is arrested before he can carry out the deed.

ASOS 12: Jaime II

Jaime, Brienne, and Cleos stop at the Inn of the Kneeling Man, where they trade their boat for horses.

ASOS 13: Tyrion II

Tyrion meets with Shae with the intention of sending her away for her own safety but cannot bring himself to do it.

ASOS 14: Arya II

Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie are captured by the Brotherhood Without Banners. Harwin recognizes her and reveals her identity.

ASOS 15: Catelyn II

Robb returns to Riverrun and reveals to Catelyn that he has married Jeyne Westerling in violation of his agreement with Walder Frey.

ASOS 16: Jon II

Mance reaches the Fist and is angry at Jon for lying. Ygritte saves him by stating they are sleeping together. Afterwards, they make good on her story.

ASOS 17: Sansa II

Sansa is measured for a new gown.

ASOS 18: Arya III

The group of outlaws escorting Arya, Hot Pie, and Gendry ride through the Riverlands looking for Lord Beric Dondarrion.

ASOS 19: Samwell I

Sam kills an Other on the retreat from the Fist of the First Men.

ASOS 20: Tyrion III

Lord Tywin divvies up the spoils of the victory over Stannis and informs Tyrion he is to wed Sansa Stark.

ASOS 21: Catelyn III

Lord Rickard kills Willem Lannister and Tion Frey. Robb is forced to execute him.

ASOS 22: Jaime III

Cleos is killed by brigands, and Brienne and Jaime are captured by the Brave Companions. Vargo Hoat orders his men to chop off Jaime's right hand.

ASOS 23: Arya IV

Greenbeard and his men continue their search for Lord Beric.

ASOS 24: Daenerys II

Daenerys inspects the Unsullied at Astapor.

ASOS 25: Bran II

Meera tells Bran the story of the tournament at Harrenhal in the Year of the False Spring.

ASOS 26: Davos III

Melisandre visits Davos in the dungeon to determine whether he is on the side of life or darkness. Lord Alester Florent is arrested for treason.

ASOS 27: Jon III

Jon rides towards the Wall with Styr and his men.

ASOS 28: Daenerys III

Daenerys agrees to sell one of her dragons for all the Unsullied in Astapor. When the deal is concluded, she turns on the slavemasters and orders her Unsullied to kill every slaver in the city.

ASOS 29: Sansa III

Sansa is wed to Tyrion. Tyrion spares her both a bedding and consummation.

ASOS 30: Arya V

The outlaws come to Stoney Sept hunting for Lord Beric. The leader of the town, the Mad Huntsman, captures Sandor.

ASOS 31: Jon IV

Styr's men go over the Wall.

ASOS 32: Jaime IV

Jaime and Brienne are brought to Harrenhal.

ASOS 33: Tyrion IV

Tyrion meets with Symon Silver Tongue and tells him to leave the city. When he refuses, Tyrion orders him killed.

ASOS 34: Samwell II

The Night's Watch survivors are now at Craster's Keep. A large mutiny leaves Craster and Lord Commander Mormont dead. Two of Craster's wives give Sam horses and tell him to take Gilly south.

ASOS 35: Arya VI

Arya and Sandor are brought before Lord Beric. Sandor kills Lord Beric in a trial by combat, but he returns alive several minutes later.

ASOS 36: Catelyn IV

Lord Hoster dies and is given a funeral. A Frey contingent arrives stating that they will accept an apology from Robb if Edmure marries Roslin Frey.

ASOS 37: Davos IV

Davos is brought before Stannis and made Hand of the King.

ASOS 38: Jaime V

Jaime tells Brienne the full story of why he killed Aerys. Lord Roose promises to send Jaime home and decides to give Brienne to Vargo Hoat.

ASOS 39: Tyrion V

Tyrion greets Prince Oberyn Martell upon his arrival at King's Landing.

ASOS 40: Arya VII

Lord Beric ambushes a group of Brave Companions.

ASOS 41: Bran III

Bran, Meera, Jojen, and Hodor takes refuge from a storm in the abandoned town of Queenscrown.

ASOS 42: Jon V

Styr's party arrives at Queenscrown. Jon takes advantage of a diversion by Summer to escape and make for the Wall.

ASOS 43: Daenerys IV

Daenerys routs a Yunkish army and forces Yunkai to free all its slaves.

ASOS 44: Arya VIII

Arya runs from the Brotherhood and gets captured by Sandor.

ASOS 45: Jaime VI

Jaime begins his trip to King's Landing, but returns to Harrenhal to save Brienne.

ASOS 46: Catelyn V

Robb sets out for the Twins. On the way, he holds a council and names Jon Snow his heir.

ASOS 47: Samwell III

Sam and Gilly are surrounded by wights but saved by a mysterious man dressed in black and with hands cold as ice.

ASOS 48: Arya IX

Sandor takes Arya towards the Twins so he can ransom her to Robb.

ASOS 49: Jon VI

Jon reaches Castle Black and warns of the impending wildling attack.

ASOS 50: Catelyn VI

Robb arrives at the Twins, apologizes to Lord Walder, and reunites with Lord Roose's army.

ASOS 51: Arya X

Sandor and Arya arrive at the Twins.

ASOS 52: Catelyn VII

Lord Walder murders Robb, Catelyn, and many of the wedding guests in revenge for the slight on his honor.

ASOS 53: Arya XI

Arya and Sandor approach the Twins as the slaughter begins. Sandor prevents Arya from running into the castle and throwing her life away.

ASOS 54: Tyrion VI

Tywin reveals the treachery at the Twins and how he helped bring it about.

ASOS 55: Davos V

Davos begins getting reading lessons from Maester Pylos. During one such lesson, he learns of the troubles facing the Night's Watch.

ASOS 56: Jon VII

The Watch repulses Styr's men. Ygritte dies in Jon's arms.

ASOS 57: Bran IV

Bran, Hodor, Meera, and Jojen come to the Nightfort, where Sam meets them and takes them through the Wall to meet Coldhands.

ASOS 58: Daenerys V

Arstan saves Daenerys from an assassination attempt and reveals he is really Barristan Selmy.

ASOS 59: Tyrion VII

Tyrion meets Shae in secret and has sex with her. Afterwards he ponders what to do with her.

ASOS 60: Sansa IV

Tyrion and Sansa have breakfast with Joffrey on the morning of his wedding.

ASOS 61: Tyrion VIII

Joffrey is poisoned at his wedding feast.

ASOS 62: Sansa V

Dontos takes Sansa out of the Red Keep and delivers her to Lord Petyr at sea.

ASOS 63: Jaime VII

Jaime returns to King's Landing. He is rejected by Cersei and disowned by Tywin.

ASOS 64: Davos VI

Davos smuggles Edric off of Dragonstone.


The garrison of Castle Black repulses the first wildling attack. Donal is killed and Jon takes command.

ASOS 66: Arya XII

Arya and Sandor travel towards the Eyrie, then Riverrun.

ASOS 67: Tyrion IX

Tyrion is put on trial. Oberyn offers to serve as his champion in a trial by combat.

ASOS 68: Jaime VIII

Jaime presides over his first meeting of the Kingsguard as Lord Commander.

ASOS 69: Sansa VI

Petyr takes Sansa to his castle in the Fingers. Lysa arrives and marries Petyr.

ASOS 70: Jon IX

Lord Janos Slynt arrives at Castle Black and declares Jon a traitor.

ASOS 71: Tyrion X

Tyrion demands trial by combat and Oberyn stands for him. Oberyn disables Gregor, but ends up being killed.

ASOS 72: Daenerys VI

Daenerys banishes Ser Jorah and decides to remain in Meereen for a time and rule.

ASOS 73: Jaime IX

Jaime charges Brienne to find Sansa Stark and take her someplace safe.

ASOS 74: Jon X

Jon is sent by Janos to kill Mance. Stannis shows up with his army and routs the wildlings.

ASOS 75: Arya XIII

Sandor gets in a fight with some of Gregor's men at an inn and is seriously wounded. Arya leaves him in the woods and takes passage with a Braavosi ship at Saltpans using the coin Jaqen gave her.

ASOS 76: Samwell IV

Sam worries that Lord Janos Slynt will become the next Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and wonders what to do.

ASOS 77: Jon XI

Stannis offers to legitimize Jon and make him Lord of Winterfell.

ASOS 78: Tyrion XI

Jaime and Varys break Tyrion out of his cell. Tyrion kills Shae and Tywin on his way out of the castle.

ASOS 79: Samwell V

Stannis meets with the contenders for Lord Commander and tells them to reach a decision that night. Sam manipulates Cotter and Ser Denys into supporting Jon.

ASOS 80: Jon XII

Jon is elected Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.

ASOS 81: Sansa VII

Sansa stands up to Robert and Petyr kills Lysa.

ASOS 82: Epilogue

Merrett Frey is hanged by the Brotherhood Without Banners at the behest of Catelyn Stark.