A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) Chapter 19 Summary

George R. R. Martin

Chapter 19 Summary

Davos is held captive by Lord Wyman Manderly, and when Ser Marlon Manderly comes to take him away, he reflects on how he was captured. Rather than being granted a private audience, Davos was taken before a court filled with old men, women, and Freys. Davos calls upon Lord Manderly to support King Stannis out of a sense of duty, but no one in the room listens. The Lannisters will return their captured relatives, while Stannis offers more death. Lady Leona, whose husband is still held by the Freys, mocks Davos and calls for his head. The Freys, meanwhile, announce that the Red Wedding was Robb Stark's work. He transformed into a wolf and killed everyone around him. When Davos calls the Freys liars, only Lord Manderly is able to stop them from drawing swords. Davos changes tactics and offers the Manderlys vengeance for their lost men, who were killed by the Lannisters. No one is inclined to listen until Wylla, a young girl, declares to the court that the Manderlys have supported the Starks for generations. The Freys announce that Arya Stark is to wed Ramsay Bolton, so Lord Manderly and Wylla can best support the Starks by supporting the Boltons and the Lannisters. Lord Manderly summons Ser Marlon and commands him to take Davos away for beheading.