A short chapter, once again full of foreshadowing (though in this chapter much of it is so blatant that I’m not sure foreshadowing is the right word). Stuff I noticed here:
- The identification of Bran’s three-eyed crow with Mormont’s raven, via its request for corn.
- A vision of an empty-helmeted, sinister giant knight — strangely tacked to the end of a long, non-metaphorical passage describing actual present-day events (Winterfell denizens going about their daily life, Ned and his daughters grieving for Lady, etc.)…
- …immediately followed by a description of “Asshai by the Shadow, where dragons stirred beneath the sunrise,” rather implying that there are already live dragons there.
- WiC #3.