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A Game of Thrones Chapter 73

By George R. R. Martin

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Chapter 73

Daenerys 10

  • Back with the Dothraki, Dany orders a funeral pyre for Drogo, which makes Jorah nervous because he's afraid that Dany plans to throw herself on the pyre with Drogo. (Think Dido.)
  • But Dany has other plans: (1) She frees the slaves and asks everyone to join her new khalasar; (2) she asks her three surviving bodyguards to be her bloodriders, though they refuse because, yuck, who would want to be bloodrider for a girl (see "Gender" for more on this); (3) she asks Jorah to be the first of her Queensguard, which he accepts (either because he loves her or believes in equality between men and women).
  • She then puts her petrified dragon eggs and Mirri Maz Duur on the funeral pyre and lights it. Dany walks into the fire, but she's not burned.
  • When the fire dies down and Jorah finds her, Daenerys is with three newborn dragons, the first living dragons in hundreds of years.
  • Also, she's naked, so there's something for everyone in this ending.

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