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A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones

  

by George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones Chapter 40 Summary

How It All Goes Down

Eddard 10

  • In a haze, Eddard dreams of the past, of his attempt to rescue his sister Lyanna (unsuccessful), and his battles with the previous king's Kingsguard (more successful).
  • When Eddard wakes up (six days later), Robert and Cersei come to see him. Cersei and Eddard argue: you kidnapped my brother, your brother killed my men… you know the drill. (Meanwhile, Jaime has fled the city.)
  • Robert tells everyone to chill out: he wants Eddard and Cersei to make peace; he wants Eddard to continue as his Hand; and he's going hunting. (It's easy to imagine Robert as a rapper dropping his mic at the end there and walking out.)

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