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A Dance with Dragons Part 2: After the Feast
Please note that this book is the second part of A Dance with Dragons, which was previously published as one single volume in hardcover, but has been published as two books in paperback. The first part of the paperback edition is A Dance with Dragons Part 1: Dreams and Dust.

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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager (15 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007466072
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007466078
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.8 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (876 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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George R.R. Martin is the author of six titles in the A Song of Ice and Fire series: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords Part One: Steel and Snow, A Storm of Swords Part Two: Blood and Gold, A Feast for Crows and the long-awaited A Dance with Dragons. A Game of Thrones is now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean.

He has also written Fevre Dream, the ultimate science fiction horror novel, several collections of short stories and numerous scripts for television drama. He was also the co-author of SF adventure tale Hunter's Run. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, George R.R. Martin is by far the best'
Time Magazine

‘An absorbing, exciting read … Martin’s style is so vivid that you will be hooked within a few pages’
The Times

‘The sheer mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads …Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias’
Guardian

‘Colossal, staggering … Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome'
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About the Author

George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 May 2012
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Here we go again...

Yhis is the second half of the fifth book in the series of fantasy novels 'A Song of Ice and Fire.' Currently being dramatised on tv as 'Game of Thrones' although they're only in the middle of book two at the time of writing.

This is not a good jumping on point, and new readers should start with A Song of Ice and Fire (1) - A Game of Thrones (Reissue).

The fifth book was, just like the third book, split into two volumes for paperback publication. Thus this particular volume contains the second half of what was in the original hardcover edition. If you've already read that, then don't get this, because you're not getting anything new.

As to this book itself....

Has the same format as before. Maps of the setting at the front. Appendix at the back listing all the very long cast of characters. Chapters in the middle. Each with a different viewpoint character. Of which there are many to choose from.

And there's also an epilogue.

Book five takes place chronologically at the same time as book four. Thus for most of book five the viewpoint characters who appeared in book four don't feature. But you do get to a point in this particular volume the viewpoint characters from book four do start to creep back in.

Some storylines do make interesting progress. Although there's hardly anything in the way of action. There's a fair bit going on in the north. And some interesting developments. But things haven't quite come to a head yet.

And there's a lot going in the east where Daenerys, and several other characters are. And certain events do happen there.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mikey on 24 May 2012
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In a series of such epic length and scope you have to accept a few weaker moments now and then. For my money I could have done without all the Kingsmoot stuff in Book 4.

I'm a late starter - I only started reading these books after I caught the TV adaptation on Sky. As a result I've only just caught up with this, the most recent of the ASOI&F books. And it's brilliant. It's one of the best in the series.

Unfortunately it's also infuriating, because now we've got at least a year, maybe more, to find out what happens to all these characters. And because the books are so well-crafted we care about these people. While at the same time knowing that in ASOI&F anyone can die at any time. George never shoes away from killing off a good character. Or at least cutting their hand off.

Having read this one, my anticipation for the concluding books of this series could barely be higher. Winter is coming? It can't come soon enough.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By R. Boston on 9 Jun. 2012
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Thankfully, I've only been reading this series of books for a few years, which gives me a chance of still being alive when it's finished. If it's finished. As other reviewers are saying, the author is getting on a bit now and if he continues to write at such a slow pace he'll probably go the way of Robert Jordan and die before he finishes the final book.

The shame of this all is that the first books were awesome. The TV series is great, too, and bound to boost book sales. But I'm loathe to recommend those books to anyone as there's no sense that they'll ever get a conclusion. Even the TV series seems doomed, really: as great as it is, they can't release a series a year and actually deliver a conclusion - just five or six years of build up, then a "to be continued..." (in 10 years). It's like stopping a season of 24 half way, then making us wait for Keifer Sutherland's unborn son to grow up so he can star in the second half.

Back to this book: I got it in hardback as the complete volume and gasped at the weight of it - so much so, that I bought it on Kindle too so I could actually read the thing. It was a bit of a plodder. I still like the characters, I still like the richness of the world, but I'm finding it hard to connect with the newcomers and really just want to find out what happens to the people I've got to know through the last few years of reading. As a writer myself, I can appreciate that it takes time to write books - particularly if you're not on it everyday (and Martin has published other books, consulted on the TV series and probably had a life, too). But this doesn't feel like 6 years of real, loving effort.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Bennett on 22 April 2012
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Not a bad read and it flows well, but there is a lot of life left in this saga yet and this book won't provide any closure, you'll end up waiting on the next one.
Is it just me or is he trying to shock for the sake of shock sometimes, and not for the betterment of the storyline.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Oulds on 22 Jun. 2012
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WOW...I just love these books, Have just read all of them one after the other, Like many people i have to say that i feel there is a real risk if it has not all ready of getting lost in its complex storyline. I am not sure even after all these books if it can be put on the same plain as Lord Of The Rings. Where i find the books differ is that HBO has made the TV show so good that it is a must watch and in some ways better than the read, where the books get you is you want to read just to see what happens next.BUT a real let down is the way ( am i wrong) that the pond life comes out on top, have not met one person who does not want to see the queen swinging and the dwarf gutted but NO only the good ones are killed off, I live in hope that there is a way to wind this saga up but i feel ( and i hope not even though i love the books) that it could take 5 more books to do it .
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