A 'huge mother'? A 'Queen' dragon perchance? Someone mad (Dany's kith & kin?) or desperate (The Kindly Man's forefathers?) messed with her eggs? Females never more dangerous than when young threatened.The tantalising possibilities..Got to read RRetrospective faster. Finished 'The Skin Trade' in the wee small hours. Wow. Unputdownable suspense. I literally stopped breathing. Just starting Tuf's stuff. (Loving that cat). Totally spoiled now. You, Ser, are a genius. Christ, I'd read your laundry lists.