Before playing this quiz, you must remember who are the POV in ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’: Eddard, Sansa, Arya and Bran Stark, Catelyn Tully, Tyrion, Cersei and Jaime Lannister, Arianne and Quentyn Martell, Theon, Asha, Aeron and Victarion Greyjoy, Daenerys Targaryen, Davos Seaworth, Jon Snow, Areo Hotah, Barristan Selmy, Samwell Tarly, Arys Oakheart, Melisandre, Brienne Tarth and Jon Connington. So 24 characters and there will be one not POV character in this quiz.
In Sansa’s clue, we learn that there is no Stark in column 3. However, there must be a Ned’s relative in this column. Only one possibility: Jon Snow.
Jon is adjacent to Tywin’s children: Jaime, Cersei, Tyrion. As B1 and D1 must be Bran and Ned, the Lannisters are in B2, C2, D2. Sansa is adjacent to 2 new POV of AFFC. It can’t be D1 because Ned and Bran were POV in AGOT, so they are D2 and E2. Only one Lannister is a new AFFC POV: Cersei, so Cersei’s in D2.
Bran is adjacent to Cersei and Jaime. So Bran is in D1 and Jaime in C2.
Consequently, Ned must be in B1 and Tyrion in B2.
Bran met A3 but not in Winterfell. So A3 is Sam.
According to Ned’s clue, Dany is adjacent to all the POV who joined her or tried to, that is to say Tyrion, Jon Connington, Barristan Selmy, Victarion Greyjoy and Quentyn Martell. Consequently, she must be adjacent to Tyrion and to 4 other free cells. She can’t be in A2 (not enough free cells), nor in B3 (B3 is a man according to Sam), so she’s in C3.
The Kingsguards are in Jaime’s column, so in column C. Barristan joined Dany, so he has to be adjacent to her, so he’s in C4.
Remains one kingsguard: Arys, who must be in C5.
According to Barristan, Davos and Areo are in D3 and E4. According to Tyrion, characters in row 4 have less than 5 chapters, so Areo’s in E4 and Davos is in D3.
Davos is adjacent to Melisandre. She can’t be in E2 because she isn’t a new AFFC POV. She can’t be in D4 because the 3 remaining free cells adjacent to Dany are for Victarion, Quentyn and Jon Connington. So she’s in E3.
A brother and a sister are in the same row, according to Dany. We have two couples brother/sister among the remaining POV: Theon/Asha, Quentyn/Arianne. Quentyn must be adjacent to Dany, so in B3, B4 or D4. B3 is the only free cell of row 3, so no duo Arianne/Quentyn in this row. Consequently, they are in row 4 and Arianne is in A4.
Quentyn is adjacent to Arianne and in her row. So he’s in B4.
Remain only two POV women: Asha and Brienne and two boxes which have to be women: A2 (according to Sam) and E5 (according to Arya). Asha must be in her brother’s row. Knowing that E2 is a new AFFC POV, what Theon isn’t, Asha isn’t in row 2 but in E5.
Asha is adjacent to two of her uncles (Victarion and Aeron). With Brienne, who must be adjacent to Sam, they are only new AFFC POV remaining. So one of them must be in E2 and the other adjacent to Asha. Victarion must also be adjacent to Dany. So only one possibility for him: D4.
Victarion is adjacent to Theon, so Theon is in D5.