- Paperback: 592 pages
- Publisher: Harper Voyager; 01 edition (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: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,203 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Dance With Dragons: Part 2 After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) Paperback – 15 Mar 2012
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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.
'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, George R.R. Martin is by far the best'
‘An absorbing, exciting read … Martin’s style is so vivid that you will be hooked within a few pages’
‘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’
‘Colossal, staggering … Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome'
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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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.Read more ›
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.
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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Recommend this to any fantasy fan. Must read the previous books. Differs from the TV series.
Great! Book 6 please Mr Martin.
This continues on where A Dance With Dragons Part One finished, bringing our timeline into place with where A Feast For Crows ended. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Siobhan