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A Dance With Dragons: Part 2 After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) [Paperback]

George R. R. Martin
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27 Mar 2014 A Song of Ice and Fire (Book 5)

HBO’s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin’s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: AFTER THE FEAST is the SECOND part of the fifth volume in the series.

The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.

In King’s Landing the Queen Regent, Cersei Lannister, awaits trial, abandoned by all those she trusted; while in the eastern city of Yunkai her brother Tyrion has been sold as a slave. From the Wall, having left his wife and the Red Priestess Melisandre under the protection of Jon Snow, Stannis Baratheon marches south to confront the Boltons at Winterfell. But beyond the Wall the wildling armies are massing for an assault…

On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all.


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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager (27 Mar 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 000754829X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007548293
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (566 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,953 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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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's cold. And it's getting colder... 8 May 2012
By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring, sadly. 9 Aug 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Series is seriously running out of impetus. Struggling to stay with it but somehow I am just to see how this will eventually come to a close. If you're not hooked at this stage, bail out. It's pretty painful going.
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96 of 111 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patience and vigilance people! 5 April 2012
Format:Paperback
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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86 of 101 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
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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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars G R R Martin - Legend! 16 Mar 2012
By Tashie
Format:Paperback
I am really disappointed to see so many people putting up negative reviews for this title! It's not George who split that book it was the publishers. Also it was Amazon who sent emails to people stating this was a new book not a re-release of one already published. I understand people's frustrations however it is not fair to rate the book so badly when it actually has nothing to do with the Author, but it is he who is getting bad reviews.
I think people should angle there frustration towards Amazon! Please give these books the ratings they deserve which is 5 stars!
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Published 2 days ago by Elaine Aaronricks
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great book better than the hbo game of thrones
Published 2 days ago by geo marsh
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed every bit of this
What can I say that other readers haven't said before. The whole series is fantastic. I've enjoyed reading every word. Can't wait for his next one.
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Bought to make up the set
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Just an excelent series of books.
Great storylines, brilliant characters.
Highly recommended.
Published 4 days ago by Mrs HP Jordan
3.0 out of 5 stars skip this book
It is largely irrelevant, the story hasn't moved on much and it seems the author is trying to make as much money as possible by stretching out the plot
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bad bad bad
Bad bad bad. The first couple of books were great. But Martin really loses the plot here. There are some good bits... But the some is lost in a mountain of drivel. Disappointed.
Published 5 days ago by David Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars quality maintained
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Published 6 days ago by Ellen Northants
4.0 out of 5 stars I like the complexity of the plot
I like the complexity of the plot, just feel that some things that had suggestions of importance in previous books have been left behind. Read more
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