A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) Chapter 25 Summary

George R. R. Martin

Chapter 25 Summary

The Windblown is a mercenary company, and now Quentyn Martell is one of them. The Windblown have marched for thirty years since they were founded by the Tattered Prince. Quentyn now serves as a squire to Arch, and he goes by the name Frog. So far, their plan to reach Daenerys Targaryen seems to be working. They are closer to her than ever, but they are fighting for the slavers, who have just conquered Astapor. Quentyn recalls the battle, in which he and the others rode over green boys armed with spears. Cleon's corpse was tied to a horse in the final battle before the liberated city was defeated. Now, Quentyn wonders when they should defect. Arch and Drink agree that they should wait until they are closer to Meereen before they defect. If they are caught, the Tattered Prince will give them to Pretty Meris, a merciless woman from the Seven Kingdoms. However, Quentyn worries that Arch especially is growing too fond of his brothers in arms. He also worries over Daenerys Targaryen, who sounds like a monster if what the slavers are saying about her is true. Quentyn is freed from having to make the decision when he is summoned to a meeting led by the Tattered Prince. All of the Westerosi members of their company are there. The Tattered Prince explains that they are to ride into the hills, drive any survivors from Astapor towards Dany's troops. Eventually, they are to defect. No matter who wins the coming battle, the Windblown will be rewarded.