Jon Snow is Eddard Stark‘s bastard and serves as the third-person narrator of forty-two chapters throughout A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Dance with Dragons. He shares his father’s devotion to honor and tries to stay morally correct and upright, even when forced to make horrible decisions. He is the same age as Eddard’s oldest son Robb Stark. After Lyanna Stark‘s death, Eddard brings Jon to Winterfell. Despite the objections of his wife Catelyn, Eddard insisted on raising Jon alongside the legitimate Stark children. Jon’s childhood is difficult because of his illegitimacy and Catelyn’s antipathy. He has a warm relationship with his half-siblings, especially Arya, Bran and Robb but he still feels that he is an outsider. He idolizes his father but is wounded by Eddard’s refusal to discuss or even name his mother. Jon adopts the albino runt of the direwolf litter and names him Ghost because he has white fur and never makes a sound. He later displays the ability to assume Ghost’s consciousness, making him a warg or skinchanger.