A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) Chapter 58 Summary

George R. R. Martin

Chapter 58 Summary

Tyrion looks at Sansa as she sleeps. He recalls how she hardly reacted when she learned of Robb's death. Tyrion had spared her the worst details: how the Freys dumped Catelyn's body into a river and how they sewed a crown on Grey Wind's severed head. He reflects that winter has come for the Starks while it seems to be summer for the Lannisters. For some reason, Tyrion feels uncomfortably aware that he is a Lannister around Sansa now. He leaves the room. Tyrion and his servants are no longer in Maegor's Holdfast with Cersei; they now live in a different keep. Tyrion goes to the underground tunnels that connect the different keeps. He crosses an underground hall, opens a door, and finds Shae in a room filled with dragon skulls. She takes off her clothes and blows out the candle. After they have slept together, Tyrion wonders what he will do with her. If Tywin finds out that Tyrion has brought a whore to court, Shae will be hanged. Varys has warned Tyrion that if Cersei asks about Shae, he will not lie to her. Tyrion points out that Varys has lied to Cersei before, but Varys maintains that he must share some secrets to keep Cersei from disposing of him. Tyrion wonders if he could arrange a marriage for Shae. As he leaves the room, he sees that the sun is rising. It is Joffrey's wedding day.