A Dance with Dragons Complete Edition (Two in One)
George R.R. Martin
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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 is the fifth volume in the series.
The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.
In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies.
Now that her whereabouts are known many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons. Among them the dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, who has escaped King’s Landing with a price on his head, wrongfully condemned to death for the murder of his nephew, King Joffrey. But not before killing his hated father, Lord Tywin.
To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone – a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but he has enemies both in the Watch and beyond the Wall, where 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…
'In the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best … tense, surging, insomnia-inflicting'
‘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’
‘Colossal, staggering … Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome in his imaginary world … The writing is always powerful …' SFX
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.
Hoped for better
The pace and plotting that made A Game of Thrones so good has been abandoned and replaced a slow and repetitive structure. Some of the novel is a rehash of A Feast For Crows: one chapter was nearly the same word for word as a chapter from that previous book. Throughout the series many characters go on slow, ponderous journeys and never reach their destination, and that exactly what reading A Dance With Dragons feels like. All the most interesting characters have already been killed off and the series has lost it's way and is becoming a struggle to get through.
Also the formatting of the ebook is very poor. In sections of dialogue it is sometimes difficult to tell who is speaking, because a new paragraph is not started on change of speaker.
What an amazing book, i downloaded it for free, and bought an actual hard copy of the book which i like to smell late at night. Don't read this series unless you really are prepared to spend the rest of your life being un satisfied with other novels. Sweet.
A Damp Squib
A cynic would say that this series has been padded out with unnecessary characters and pointless gory diversions to extend it from a passably good trilogy into an almost unbearably boring unending story. This series cannot by the wildest stretches of the imagination be compared to Tolkien whose exquisitely-crafted Lord of the Rings gave us morality with closure. A Game of Thrones was a good start but A Dance with Dragons is a drawn-out damp squib of a final book, final for me because I won't be reading another. All the most interesting characters are gone or warped - I simply don't care enough about the others to waste my time.