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Patience and vigilance people!,
This review is from: A Dance With Dragons: Part 2 After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) (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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Initial post: 3 Jun 2012 23:29:43 BDT
They are not just two books in paperback, they are also two books in hardback. I should know since I bought both hardbacks !
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jun 2012 18:17:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Jun 2012 18:17:38 BDT
Daniel Brichta says:
Well that sucks!
But Mr Martin are worth the x-tra dough:)
Posted on 15 Aug 2012 12:19:38 BDT
George J. Patterson says:
I am now getting lost with where I am as everything seems to be split int two. The last book I finished had Daenerys mastering flying the balck dragon - so somebody please tell me if thats Dance with Dragons 1 or 2?
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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2012 17:25:24 BDT
Jonathan Hassall says:
Probably part 2 as I have just finished Part 1 and the dragons are tied up.
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