A Read of A Dance with Dragons – Part 37

Chapter 36 – Daenerys

The refugee camp outside Meereen is enormous and the people in it are sick. It is getting harder and harder to feed them. Daenerys takes the food herself, against the wishes of her advisors, and organises burning the corpses.

When she returns to the pyramid, Hizdahr zo Loraq is due for dinner. While she bathes she is told of a tradition in which her husband’s female relations must inspect her genitals and womb. She meets with Hizdahr who says it’s a silly old tradition which she doesn’t have to do. But she could open the fighting pits in honour of their wedding. He also tells her he can negotiate peace but it is at the cost of completely backing down and killing a dragon.
Daenerys is interrupted by Ser Barristan Selmy who tells her Daario is back. He is bloody and ridden hard through enemies to get to her. He says the hills swarm with mercenaries. Some came over to him but the Second Sons have gone over to the Yunkai. Daenerys is distraught. It never occurred to her to distrust Brown Ben Plumm. She orders the city gates closed and takes Daario to bed.
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Didn’t see that coming. I think it would be such a huge mistake for Daenerys to marry Hizdahr – he’ll just make sure everything goes back to the way it was.
But, yay, she gets to shag Daario, lets hope he’s worth it.
Quentyn Martell is clearly in the building. I wonder how he’s going to make himself known.

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