- So the TV show scene of Ser Hugh snubbing Jory was in the books, if only mentioned in passing.
- Jon Arryn was “gruff with his lady wife” — well-placed suspicion?
- “Could it be that Lord Renly … had conceived a passion for a girl he fancied to be a young Lyanna? That struck Ned as more than passing queer.” Yuk, yuk.
- Meet Gendry: about fourteen, big muscles, blue eyes, and shaggy black hair.