A Fire and Blood Excerpt posted on Not A Blog

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Matryona Marzanna
Aug 31, 2012
An excerpt has been posted on Martin's Not A Blog.

It is a piece mostly about Queen Alysanne's visit to The North with mostly fluff history bits except for the final paragraph which is quite intriguing.

The men of the Night’s Watch were as thunderstruck by the queen’s dragon as the people of White Harbor had been, though the queen herself noted that Silverwing “does not like this Wall.” Though it was summer and the Wall was weeping, the chill of the ice could still be felt whenever the wind blew, and every gust would make the dragon hiss and snap. “Thrice I flew Silverwing high above Castle Black, and thrice I tried to take her north beyond the Wall,” Alysanne wrote to Jaehaerys, “but every time she veered back south again and refused to go. Never before has she refused to take me where I wished to go. I laughed about it when I came down again, so the black brothers would not realize anything was amiss, but it troubled me then and it troubles me still.”

So, dragons don't want to fly over the wall? Or maybe cannot? This might have bearing on the future plot of ASOIAF. It might also impact different theories about the nature of the Wall and the workings of magic in Westeros and how magics from different sources interact with each other.


Old KiwiBird
Jun 17, 2006
well, the showrunners definitely didn't go with that