The crown is crushing him, she thought. He wants so much to be a good king, to be brave and honorable and clever, but the weight is too much for a boy to bear.
Do you mind helping a fellow reader out? How do I sell Bran's chapters to a friend who says he skips Bran's chapters because they're "boring", "too magical" and are "too detached to the main story"? You're well-versed to espouse the virtues of Bran's story. c: