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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 (766 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 479 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Bennett on 22 April 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
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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39 of 43 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr on 30 Oct 2013
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Loved the first 3 books but the series is now suffering from Harry Potter syndrome i.e. too long, too slow, and too many characters that are incidental to the core plot. Stick to the knitting Mr Martin!
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98 of 115 people found the following review helpful By The Hound on 5 April 2012
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Am I alone in finding it really irritating just how many people are giving Martin's excellent series low scores either because they expect the complex multi-threaded story-lines wrapped up nice and neat at the end of each book; or because they got confused that the publisher and distributor decided to release what was over 1,000 pages in hardback as two books in paperback?

As far as the actual content is concerned, I have found A Song of Ice and Fire a riveting read - even part 4 which was perhaps the driest read - with no dragons or Others to break the political machinations and multitude of betrayals. I suppose that since Martin's main strength is without a shadow of doubt in his masterful characterisation - the one book where political narrative took centre-stage was always bound to have seemed slower than the rest.

But having thoroughly enjoyed his triumphant return to form in "A Dance with Dragons" (parts 1 and 2 and yes, I was almost caught out too :-)) I now look forward to seeing how Martin manages to draw these myriad of loose threads back to the leaderless Westeros, where I'm guessing we will be reading about the Direwolf and the Dragon (and the half-nose Lion?) fighting side-by-side for the future of humanity. If the concluding two books are going to be as good as what we've had so far, well I don't know about you, but I'm prepared to wait another few years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Murphy on 23 May 2014
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This is a amazon trying to screw more money out of kindle users. There is no good reason for why this book needed to be split, the whole point of a kindle is that it reduces a large book down to something that can be easily held. I have noticed that this seems to be happening more often with other authors. If this carries on then my kindle will be used for free books only and amazon can go to hell.

That said I did enjoy the two parts of book five, many complained that it didn't move any of the main characters on but I thought that Martin did a good job of picking up many different threads and starting to gather them together. That said Martin does seem to be chucking any and everything onto the market to make a quick buck. It would be nice to see him concentrate on the main books as we may not get to the end if he continues to muck about with these sundry stories.
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87 of 103 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. Heath on 16 Mar 2012
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This is a great read, one of the highlights of the past decade in fantasy fiction for me personally, gripping throughout all the way to the climactic cliff-hangers at the close of the book. I would definitely say that this was worth the wait.

The character arcs of Theon Greyjoy and Stannis especially were real highlights for me as well as the new 'wild card' POV following the exploits of the Young Dragon. George Martin has a way of lulling you in and making you think that you have your opinion set on a character before gradually chipping away at your preconceptions...I won't say any more. All in all this was a very good read and my only bugbear is that there will be another long wait before we can return to Westeros.

On a final note, it is highly disappointing to see the backlash of 1* reviews based on human error and lack of research on the part of purchasers thinking that this is a 'new' book. It clearly states that this is part two of the fifth volume in the product info and has the name 'A Dance with Dragons' blazoned on the cover. Please make a complaint to Amazon regarding the external advertising of this book if you have to, do not besmirch George Martin's content with bad reviews based on your perceptions of Amazon's advertising team.
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