A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) Chapter 42 Summary

George R. R. Martin

Chapter 42 Summary

Daenerys has arrived in Yunkai, another slave city like Astapor. The "Wise Masters" that rule the city have arrayed an army outside their walls. Their army is flanked by two mercenary companies, the Second Sons and the Stormcrows. Dany summons the mercenaries to her separately, and then she calls for the Wise Masters. She offers the mercenaries the chance to join her. She gives the Second Sons wine as a gift. She tells the Wise Masters that they have three days to let every slave leave the city with goods in hand as payment for their life of service. That night, she tells her commanders, they will strike the armies outside the walls. Before they can leave, the Stormcrows' new leader, Daario Naharis, arrives with the heads of the mercenaries' former leaders and announces that his Stormcrows will join her. Daario flirts with Dany, which irritates Jorah. Dany chastises Jorah and reminds him that she is queen. She announces that his jealousy will not change the way she feels about him. Ser Jorah and Grey Worm, the new leader of the Unsullied, lead the attack while Arstan tells her about how her brother Rhaegar won Lord Whent's tourney. It was when he crowned Lyanna Stark Queen of Love and Beauty. Jorah returns with news that they have won the battle with hardly any casualties. She goes to the city and watches as the slaves leave. They call her mother as they leave the city.