A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) Chapter 33 Summary

George R. R. Martin

Chapter 33 Summary

Tyrion watches as Moqorro leads the sailers in their prayers to R'hllor aboard the Selaesori Qhoran. Tyrion has no use for gods, but he does talk to the priest, who is charged with bringing his faith to Daenerys. Tyrion wonders what to do with Penny. She continues blames him for the death of her brother, but Tyrion refuses to take responsibility. He has his own sins to answer for. She eventually accepts what he says and they begin to form a relationship. She tells him that she and her brother were not hired by Cersei, but rather by one of the Kettleblacks. She also asks him to tilt with her on Pretty, a pig. Tyrion refuses. The ship sails close to where Valyria met its doom. Tyrion looks at the Smoking Sea and he can see the fires of the Fourteen Flames reflected off the clouds. Tyrion reflects that the Valyrians built their empire on blood and fire, and they were destroyed by it. Normally, a ship would not venture close to Valyria, but Moqorro explains that others are going to Daenerys as well. Tyrion asks if Moqorro has seen any of them in his fires and the priest admits that he has seen their shadows, first among them the shadow of a one eyed, twisted thing with ten long arms. It sails on a sea of blood.