A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire (Book 2) Chapter 21 Summary

George R. R. Martin

Chapter 21 Summary

Bran welcomes everyone to the harvest feast. The last time so many had been gathered in Winterfell's hall was when his father hosted King Robert. Now, every member of his family but Rickon has gone or else has died. Bran is offered the first portion of every course in the meal, but before long he is full and he sends choice portions to others around him. To the Walders, he sends beets and turnips. The feast stops, momentarily, when Meera and Jojen Reed arrive. They are the children of Howland Reed, who was one of Eddard Stark's most dependable companions during the rebellion. Meera is armed with a spear and a net, while Jojen is dressed all in green. Even his eyes are a deep mossy green. Bran leaves the hall when the feast ends and people begin to dance. That night, he dreams the wolf dream. He is Summer in the godswood and he watches as Jojen and Meera Reed approach. Though Meera warns her brother to be careful, Jojen comes closer still to Summer, claiming that this is not the day that he will die. When Jojen Reed touches Summer, it is Bran that spins and falls inside of his dream.