Jonos Bracken

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Jonos Bracken
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Title Lord of Stone Hedge
Allegiance House Bracken
Culture Rivermen
Born At Stone Hedge[1]
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (appears)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (appears)

Played by Gerry O'Brien
TV series Season 1

Jonos Bracken is the Lord of Stone Hedge and head of House Bracken.


See also: Images of Jonos Bracken

Jonos often glowers and blusters.[2][3] He is not as tall as Ser Jaime Lannister, but is heavier. He has thick shoulders and arms, as well as brown hair and eyes. Jonos wears a brown woolen tunic embroidered with the red stallion of House Bracken. When ready for combat, he wears plate and mail and a grey steel greathelm with a horsehair crest.[3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Before arresting Tyrion Lannister at the Crossroads Inn, Catelyn Tully has Bracken men-at-arms affirms that Jonos is loyal to Lord Hoster Tully and Riverrun.[4] After the siege of Riverrun is broken, Jonos returns from Stone Hedge. At Robb Stark's war council, he sits as far away as possible from his rival, Lord Tytos Blackwood. Jonos suggests allying with Renly Baratheon against King Joffrey and the Lannisters, and surprisingly agrees with Tytos in denying Catelyn's suggestion of peace. Jonos joins the other river lords in declaring Robb to be king.[2]

A Clash of Kings

Gerry O'Brien as Jonos Bracken in the TV series

Lord Jonos leaves Riverrun with the intent of recovering and then rebuilding his castle, Stone Hedge, which had been burnt and destroyed by Lannister forces. He is wounded in the retaking of Stone Hedge and his nephew, Hendry, is slain.[5]

A Storm of Swords

Jonos's natural son, the Bastard of Bracken, is revealed to have been killed by the Lannisters.[6] Jonos takes part in the launching of Lord Hoster Tully's funeral boat with six other nobles.[7] After the Red Wedding, Lord Jonos bends his knee to Lord Tywin Lannister and is pardoned for his part in the War of the Five Kings by the Iron Throne.[8]

A Feast for Crows

Lord Jonos besieges Raventree Hall. Lord Karyl Vance implores Ser Jaime Lannister to intervene, knowing that Lord Tytos Blackwood will never surrender to Jonos.[9]

A Dance with Dragons

Jaime Lannister arrives to end the Siege of Raventree, finding Jonos abed with a common woman named Hildy. When Jaime inquires about Lady Bracken, Jones responds that she spends all her time praying after Stone Hedge was burned by Tywin Lannister.[3]

Jonos hands Jaime a map stating the lands he wants for subduing Lord Tytos Blackwood, along with compensation for the damage Ser Gregor Clegane and the Mountain's men did to his land and family. Jonos says that his natural son and his nephew were killed by Lannisters, while one of his daughters was raped by Gregor. Jaime points out Jonos has not subdued Tytos and that letting him keep his head after initially declaring for House Stark seems recompense enough for the damage caused by Gregor, who is already dead. Jonos insists that he will keep faith with the crown as he did with the Starks and remarks that Robb Stark's death was murder, adding that a dozen good men of his died at the Red Wedding. Jonos says he bent the knee because he saw no further point in fighting for a lost cause. He also recommends Jaime take Blackwood's only daughter, Bethany, as his hostage.[3]

During his surrender to Jaime, Tytos agrees to surrender a smaller portion of Raventree land than requested by Lord Bracken. Jonos is also unhappy that Jaime is taking one of Tytos's sons, Hoster, as a hostage instead of his daughter, Bethany; Jaime responds by ordering Jonos to send one of his own daughters to attend Queen Regent Cersei at court in King's Landing.[3]


Lady Bracken
Harry Rivers

Quotes by Jonos

Gregor Clegane laid waste to my fields, slaughtered my smallfolk, and left Stone Hedge a smoking ruin. Am I now to bend the knee to the ones who sent him? What have we fought for, if we are to put all back as it was before?[2]
– Jonos, at Robb Stark's war council in Riverrun

Quotes about Jonos

The red stallion was ever a welcome sight in Riverrun ... My father counts Jonos Bracken among his oldest and most loyal bannermen.[4]
Catelyn Tully, to House Bracken men-at-arms

When did Blackwood and Bracken agree about anything that was not certain, I ask you?[10]
Edmure Tully, to Catelyn Tully

References and Notes

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