Tower of the Hand

A Dance with Dragons

ASOIAF, Book 5.
Book Five of A Song of Ice and Fire
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ADWD 1: Prologue

Varamyr, mortally wounded, attempts to take over the body of a wildling named Thistle but fails.

ADWD 2: Tyrion I

Tyrion crosses the Narrow Sea and is taken in by Illyrio Mopatis, who tells him about Daenerys and her dragons.

ADWD 3: Daenerys I

Daenerys holds court in Meereen and learns that one of her dragons has killed and eaten a child.

ADWD 4: Jon I

Jon meets with Stannis and refuses to give him any more castles along the Wall.

ADWD 5: Bran I

Bran and his companions continue their journey to the three-eyed crow. Coldhands kills a group of men pursuing them.

ADWD 6: Tyrion II

Tyrion leaves Pentos with Illyrio and travels through the Flatlands to the Rhoyne.

ADWD 7: The Merchant's Man

Quentyn Martell seeks passage from Volantis to Meereen by masquerading as a merchant's servant.

ADWD 8: Jon II

Jon orders Gilly to take Mance Rayder's child away from Castle Black for his protection, orders Sam to go to Oldtown to become a maester, and executes Janos Slynt for treason.

ADWD 9: Tyrion III

Tyrion arrives in Ghoyan Drohe and joins Griff's expedition to meet Daenerys in Volantis.

ADWD 10: Davos I

After Salladhor Saan abandons Stannis's cause, he puts Davos off on Sweetsister, where Lord Godric Borrell agrees to let him continue his journey to White Harbor.

ADWD 11: Jon III

Stannis burns Mance Rayder and offers any wildling who swears fealty sanctuary. Jon sends all his friends away from Castle Black.

ADWD 12: Daenerys II

Daenerys learns that more of her men have been slain; receives a cryptic visit from Quaithe; and visits Rhegal and Viserion, who have been chained in the bowels of the Great Pyramid.

ADWD 13: Reek I

Theon, now a broken man going by the name Reek, is brought before Ramsay Bolton and told he will be accompanying Ramsay as he rides to war and weds Arya Stark.

ADWD 14: Bran II

Bran meets Bloodraven, who promises to instruct him in magic.

ADWD 15: Tyrion IV

Tyrion travels the Rhoyne with the crew of the Shy Maid.

ADWD 16: Davos II

Davos arrives at White Harbor.

ADWD 17: Daenerys III

Dany refuses Xaro Xhoan Daxos' offer of ships to leave Meereen.

ADWD 18: Jon IV

Jon assesses the food stores of the Watch, and offers advice to Stannis.

ADWD 19: Tyrion V

As the Shy Maid floats through the Sorrows, Tyrion determines the identities of his traveling companions and helps defend an attack from the Stone Men.

ADWD 20: Davos III

Davos is granted an audience with Lord Wyman Manderly in the Merman's Court.

ADWD 21: Reek II

Reek gets the ironborn to surrender Moat Cailin, opening the north for Roose Bolton.

ADWD 22: Jon V

Jon goes to Mole's Town to feed and recruit wildlings.

ADWD 23: Tyrion VI

Tyrion hatches a plan to Aegon over cyvasse, and is later captured in Selhorys by Jorah Mormont.

ADWD 24: Daenerys IV

Daenerys agrees to accept Hizdahr zo Loraq's proposal if he can prevent further attacks from the Sons of the Harpy.

ADWD 25: The Lost Lord

Aegon convinces Jon Connington to strike Westeros now rather than unite with Daenerys.

ADWD 26: The Windblown

Quentyn travels with the Windblown, a sellsword company he has joined in an effort to reach Daenerys.

ADWD 27: The Wayward Bride

Asha holds Deepwood Motte until it is attacked by Stannis.

ADWD 28: Tyrion VII

Tyrion travels through Volantis as Jorah's captive, learning who the red priests support and of Griff's new plans.

ADWD 29: Jon VI

Jon sends Alliser Thorne ranging, practices swordplay, receives news of his sister, and witnesses Melisandre at work.

ADWD 30: Davos IV

Davos Seaworth contemplates life, learns Northern history, and learns firsthand that the North remembers.

ADWD 31: Daenerys V

Besieged by Yunkish invaders and the bloody flux, Dany agrees to marriage with Hizdahr as her only option for peace.

ADWD 32: Melisandre I

Melisandre reveals to Jon that Mance is alive, and volunteers the former King-Beyond-the-Wall for rescuing Arya from the Boltons.

ADWD 33: Reek III

On the way to Barrowton, Roose Bolton tells Reek about Ramsay and his namesake.

ADWD 34: Tyrion VIII

Aboard the Selaesori Qhoran, Tyrion makes peace with Penny and converses with Moqorro.

ADWD 35: Bran III

Bran sees visions of the past through the weirwood trees.

ADWD 36: Jon VII

Jon leads the newest recruits beyond the Wall to swear the Night's Watch oath.

ADWD 37: Daenerys VI

Dany visits the masses affected by the bloody flux outside the walls of Meereen.

ADWD 38: The Prince of Winterfell

Theon attends the wedding of Ramsay Bolton and "Arya Stark" in Winterfell.

ADWD 39: The Watcher

Areo Hotah stands guard while Doran deals with the arrival of Balon Swann.

ADWD 40: Jon VIII

Jon sends Val to treat with the wildlings, leading to an argument with Bowen Marsh, Othell Yarwyck, and Septon Cellador.

ADWD 41: Tyrion IX

Tyrion is trapped with Penny and Jorah in the Gulf of Grief, when a storm critically damages the Selaesori Qhoran.

ADWD 42: The Turncloak

Theon deals with Lady Dustin and Jeyne Poole, as Winterfell awaits the arrival of Stannis' forces.

ADWD 43: The King's Prize

Asha travels in Stannis's baggage train as his army marches from Deepwood Motte to Winterfell.

ADWD 44: Daenerys VII

Dany holds court before her wedding to Hizdahr, and meets Quentyn Martell.

ADWD 45: Jon IX

Jon Snow welcomes Queen Selyse and her knights, and later Alys Karstark, to Castle Black.

ADWD 46: The Blind Girl

Arya develops new skills while training blind at the House of White and Black.

ADWD 47: A Ghost in Winterfell

Theon observes the failing Bolton alliances and the work of saboteurs in Winterfell.

ADWD 48: Tyrion X

Tyrion, Penny, and Jorah are sold into slavery, and perform for their new master outside the walls of Meereen.

ADWD 49: Jaime I

Jaime negotiates the surrender of the Blackwoods to the king's peace, and reunites with Brienne.

ADWD 50: Jon X

Alys weds the Magnar of Thenn, just as horns announce the return of Val and Tormund Giantsbane.

ADWD 51: Daenerys VIII

Daenerys rejects Quentyn's offer of marriage and affirms her intention to wed Hizdahr.

ADWD 52: Theon I

Theon and Jeyne escape from Winterfell with the help of Mance and his spearwives.

ADWD 53: Daenerys IX

Daenerys attends the re-opening of the fighting pits, and leaves atop a dragon.

ADWD 54: Jon XI

Jon agrees to terms with Tormund Giantsbane, permitting wildlings to cross the Wall.

ADWD 55: Cersei I

Cersei confesses to some sins and earns a visit from her uncle Kevan.

ADWD 56: The Queensguard

Barristan watches the court deal with Dany's absence and meets secretly with the Shavepate.

ADWD 57: The Iron Suitor

Victarion plots to take Daenerys for himself while waiting for the Iron Fleet to regroup.

ADWD 58: Tyrion XI

Tyrion plans his escape as Yezzan lays dying of the pale mare.

ADWD 59: Jon XII

Jon oversees the admission of wildlings from beyond the Wall.

ADWD 60: The Discarded Knight

Barristan attends court in Meereen when Hizdahr learns of Groleo's murder.

ADWD 61: The Spurned Suitor

Quentyn enlists the help of the Tattered Prince in exchange for Pentos.

ADWD 62: The Griffin Reborn

Jon Connington captures his old seat, Griffin's Roost.

ADWD 63: The Sacrifice

Unable to proceed because of deep snows in the Wolfswood, Asha witnesses Stannis' army deal with starvation.

ADWD 64: Victarion I

Victarion captures several ships off the Isle of Cedars.

ADWD 65: The Ugly Little Girl

Arya accepts an assassination assignment and is given a new face.

ADWD 66: Cersei II

Cersei is forced to walk naked from Baelor's Sept to the Red Keep.

ADWD 67: Tyrion XII

Tyrion buys freedom for himself and Penny, as he and Jorah join the Second Sons.

ADWD 68: The Kingbreaker

Barristan ends the reign of Hizdahr zo Loraq.

ADWD 69: The Dragontamer

Quentyn attempts to free Rhaegal and Viserion.

ADWD 70: Jon XIII

Jon receives a letter from Ramsay Bolton, and declares his intention to march on Winterfell.

ADWD 71: The Queen's Hand

Barristan, ruling as Dany's Hand, prepares Meereen for war.

ADWD 72: Daenerys X

Alone, weak, and ill, Daenerys begins her journey back to Meereen.

ADWD 73: Epilogue

Kevan Lannister, ruling as Tommen's regent, gets an unexpected visit.