A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) Chapter 13 Summary

George R. R. Martin

Chapter 13 Summary

Bran and the others have to worry after Coldhands explains that they are being pursued by wights as well as wolves. He turns to face their enemies and commands Meera to lead them uphill to a cave. Hodor carries Bran and Meera carries her ailing brother, Jojen. They have not eaten anything for days. The wights begin to grab at them from beneath the snow. Bran enters Hodor's mind to fight them off, while Summer attacks the wights. Bran wonders if he should tell Meera that he loves her. They are almost overtaken when the wights catch fire. Bran looks up and thinks he sees Arya. It is a child of the forest, though she explains that in the True Tongue, they called themselves those who sing the song of earth. She takes Bran and the other deep into the ground, where they see other children. Above their heads are white weirwood roots and beneath their feet are bones. They finally come to a cavern where they meet the three-eyed crow, a greenseer. He was once a member of the Night's Watch, but his clothes are now faded and overgrown with moss. He tells Bran that he will never walk again. However, Bran can learn to fly.