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[Alys] smiled in a way that reminded him so much of his little sister that it almost broke his heart. (Jon X, ADWD)

“Lyanna might have carried a sword, if my lord father had allowed it. You remind me of her sometimes. You even look like her.” (AGOT, Arya II)

“Now they mean to make me call him [Cregan] husband.” (Jon IX, ADWD)

“Robert will never keep to one bed,” Lyanna had told him at Winterfell, on the night their father had promised her hand to the young lord of Storm’s End. “I hear he has gotten a child on some girl in the Vale.” Ned had held the babe in his arms; he could scarce deny her, nor would he lie to his sister, but he had assured her that what Robert did before the betrothal was of no matter, that he was a good man and true who would love her with all his heart. Lyanna had only smiled. (Ned II, AGOT)

“Magnar means lord in the Old Tongue, I am told, but Styr was closer to a god with his own men, and his son is cut from the same skin.” (ADWD, Jon VII)

“My brother Rhaegar was a fierce warrior, my sun-and-stars….Ser Jorah said he was the last of the dragons.” (Dany V, AGOT)

“What fire joins, none may put asunder,” came the echo from queen’s men and Thenns and even a few of the black brothers.

Except for kings and uncles, thought Jon Snow. (Jon X, ADWD)

“You avenged Lyanna at the Trident,” Ned said, halting beside the king. Promise me, Ned, she had whispered. (AGOT, Ned II)

Melisandre raised her hands, and the ditchfire leapt upward toward her fingers, like a great red dog springing for a treat. A swirl of sparks rose to meet the snowflakes coming down. (Jon X, ADWD)

As she beckoned, a wall of flames roared upward, licking at the snowflakes with hot orange tongues. (Jon X, ADWD)

“He is the prince that was promised, and his is the song of ice and fire.” (ACOK, Dany IV)

Cregan Karstark had turned up a day behind his niece. With him came four mounted men-at-arms, a huntsman, and a pack of dogs, sniffing after Lady Alys as if she were a deer. (Jon X, ADWD)

[Brandon] rode into the Red Keep with a few companions, shouting for Prince Rhaegar to come out and die. (ACOK, Catelyn VII)

Jon wondered what his father would do, how his uncle might deal with this. But Eddard Stark was dead, Benjen Stark lost in the frozen wilds beyond the Wall. You know nothing, Jon Snow.

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