Sara by © Riotarttherite
|Spouse||Prince Jacaerys Velaryon (possibly)|
Sara Snow was, according to Mushroom, a bastard daughter of Lord Rickon Stark of Winterfell.
By Mushroom's account, Jacaerys Velaryon, the Prince of Dragonstone, fell in love with Sara when he arrived at Winterfell in 129 AC to secure the support of Sara's half-brother, Lord Cregan Stark, for Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons. According to Mushroom, Sara and Jacaerys slept together, and Cregan grew angry when he learned about this. However, he calmed when Sara claimed that she and Jacaerys had secretly wed, having spoken their vows in the godswood of Winterfell before she and Jacaerys had sex amidst the snows.
Archmaester Gyldayn questions whether Sara ever existed and dismisses the tale of marriage as Mushroom's "fevered imaginings", stating that what is known about Jacaerys's character makes it unlikely he would break his betrothal of eleven years to Lady Baela Targaryen to protect the virtue of the northern bastard girl. Although Gyldayn concedes that it is possible Jacaerys had bedded Sara, if she indeed existed, he considers the talk of marriage to be "preposterous".
Behind the Scenes
Sara Snow's story was among the content George R. R. Martin initially wrote for The World of Ice and Fire (2014) but was cut from the book due to space constraints. Sara was later mentioned in Fire & Blood (2018) and The Rise of the Dragon (2022).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
- ↑ Westeros.org: Ran's comment (March 19, 2015)