A Dance with Dragons

A Dance with Dragons

George R.R. Martin / Dec 07, 2019
A Dance with Dragons In the aftermath of a colossal battle the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance beset by newly emerging threats from every direction In the east Daenerys Targaryen the last scion of Hou
  • Title: A Dance with Dragons
  • Author: George R.R. Martin
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  • In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance beset by newly emerging threats from every direction In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her As they gatheIn the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance beset by newly emerging threats from every direction In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys s claim to Westeros forever.Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone a structure only as strong as those guarding it There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night s Watch, will face his greatest challenge For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.
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        George R.R Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines amateur fan magazines Martin s first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21 The Hero, sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue Other sales followed In 1970 Martin received a B.S in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude He went on to complete a M.S in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972 1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973 1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976 1978 He wrote part time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher In 1975 he married Gale Burnick They divorced in 1979, with no children Martin became a full time writer in 1979 He was writer in residence at Clarke College from 1978 79 Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986 In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co Supervising Producer He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992 93 Martin s present home is Santa Fe, New Mexico He is a member of Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America he was South Central Regional Director 1977 1979, and Vice President 1996 1998 , and of Writers Guild of America, West uscmillan author george

    686 Comments

    1. Warning The dragons in this review are named Giant and Spoilers I have tried to shield most of them from view, but don t get mad at me if one of them burns you With this book, it was bound to happen.This one was a real mudfight Between me, myself and I Me didn t get beyond SQUEEE for several hundred pages,Myself, while also trying to get over her grammatically awkward name, came up with the logical reasoning why this reaction was totally okay and based on something other than left over teenage h [...]


    2. Dear George R.R Martin Hello My name is Inigo Montoya You may have killed my favorite character Prepare to die roll in dough as we continue buying your brick sized creations The above is what you d expect from a book titled A Dance with Dragons Disclaimer For the vast majority of this book s pages, none of it happens Yes, I have a few problems with this latest installment in GRRM s neverending magnum opus I have high standards for GRRM after ASOIAF 1 3 Hey, I read GRRM before I ever read Tolkien [...]


    3. Words are wind, says George R R Martin GRRM no less than 13 times in the latest installment of his A Song of Ice and Fire series In this incredibly windy tome there was very little advancement of the overall story and no resolution to any of the myriad plot threads Instead, most of the book followed characters travelling, yet in its 1,000 pages only one reaches his destination while the rest are still travelling.Words are wind, and GRRM is a windbag His predilection for overwriting is ridiculous [...]


    4. Tyrion Lannister s horse was rubbing him raw as they rode onward, the branches of the trees above them swaying in a branch like way Ravens flew about among them, and clouds of dust hovered like halos around the hooves of their steeds Wiping sweat from his brow, Tyrion spoke to yet another minor character you ve never seen before I hear that the Morvin and the Shornpel clans have sided with Darvus Farier from the great city of Bee Eff Eee, and are pushing forward late king Baratheon s bastard s s [...]


    5. Purchased anew, and laid it beside her bed,Conflicting thoughts flying through her head.Afraid almost to crack the covers, read the pages,What if it was the last book No, More, she rages.What if it wasn t How long the wait next time Five years Seven Thirteen Unlucky, even in rhyme.First I must reread all the othersfresh my brain of Snow and all his Brothers.Sansa is no smarter than I did recall.Starks should avoid other Kings Halls.Weddings never make things merry,The price too high for use of f [...]


    6. I m blown away that someone could write a book so long in which nothing actually happensI wrote a longer review at allthenomineesBut it says pretty much the same thing.


    7. This is the review I did for the Sunday Express It only appeared in hardcopy so I can t link it.Since it s a national newspaper and many of the readers may never have read a fantasy book, let alone the first four in the ASOIAF series, the review is less about this book and about the series and the author I hope to make them the gift of a great reading experience My rating for the book is set in the context of the alternative works of fantasy on the shelves rather than in an attempt to rank this [...]


    8. PROLOGUEHe awoke to the warmth of sunlight on his face At last the day had come He stretched to work out the kinks in his joints and muscles and groaned at the throbbing in his head On his nightstand lay a bottle of Dornish red, which he downed in one long swallow to clear his mind, wine dribbling down his beard and tunic He spied the book at the corner of his room where he had hurled it, and nearly threw the bottle too as the rage resurfaced along with his senses.The book was called A Dance wit [...]


    9. Spoilers Included, so skip if you feel the needSo, it s like this You like hotdogs Hotdogs are your favorite food And there s a jumbo hotdog coming out on the 12th, so yay Come the twelfth, all you get is the bread, and they say, eat that, the sausage is coming It s so meaty, you re already salivating, dribbling on yourself in public like a fool.Munch, munch, munch But the bread is dry Then you come upon a sausage factory The Jumbo Sausage factory, and you get a grand tour, up and down every ais [...]


    10. So now it s getting to where my watching the shows before the books are confusing me I mean I have the pre order of season 7 coming next week and I feel like this book isn t up to date Then I remember that we are still waiting for the next book Well, next 3 books according to GR Anyhoo, I m going to add some spoiler gifs next So if you haven t read or seen any of the shows you can pass up the next 3 gifs I will scroll down a wee bit before adding Mel


    11. I rose too high, loved too hard, dared too much I tried to grasp a star, overreached, and fell I did it This is the longest book I have ever read And while I am proud of myself, I also hope it will stay that way GRRM better not let the sequels be longer than this beast.Once again, I had a slow start Once again, this took me than a month Once again, there was things I liked and disliked, chapters I enjoyed and parts where I wished neither I nor the author had such a vivid imagination Some things [...]


    12. Wow Another one down Each of these books are so incredibly long that it feels like a major accomplishment to complete them I feel like I should get a merit badge or something.Nonetheless, this epic saga continues While I didn t see a lot of forward movement, I appreciated the time spent with some of my favorite characters Mr Martin is not one to spare details, and this book is full of them.That being said, I spent a lot of time feeling lost As if there weren t enough characters already, Mr Marti [...]


    13. Martin himself describes the writing process of Feast The last one was a bitch and of ADWD This one was three bitches and a bastard If the author had trouble writing it It s not surprising that it is also three bitches and a bastard to read Presumably the first 3 books were easier to write, I also found them far enjoyable to read I think part of my difficulty with reading ADWD is my refusal to skip anything, I never felt this urge to in the 1st 3 books I read this today and thought it was very [...]


    14. So where were the dancing dragons This book was so bad Not a single dragon danced once I m so disappointed Gosh I may not even read the next one You call that dancing I m, of course, kidding When the next book comes out I will devour it in an angry sort of way It s been far, far, far, too long Well, I should say if the next book comes out But, let s not go there it is far too painful to think about I m annoyed at the wait I ll curse George R.R Martin for leaving me in suspense, but I ll then pra [...]


    15. So, this is it The dragons were supposed to dance, instead they barely spread their wings And I am left thinking, this is it My complaint by the way, is not about the wait itself I think I have been waiting since 1998 for this this was supposed to be book 3 sometime in the past After a few years of waiting, I think I managed to ignore it by ruthlessly ignoring almost all discussion of anything related to these books for years Other authors take their time Megan Whalen Turner seems to also take 5 [...]


    16. This was a struggle between what I wanted to feel and what I felt I m not going to lay false claim to being an early convert to George R.R Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire cycle To the contrary, up until April 17, 2011, I spent a great deal of time passively ignoring fantasy in general, and Martin in particular By passively ignoring, I mean I lived my daily life without ever thinking about the topic However, on that date, HBO premiered Game of Thrones Within three minutes, people were being decap [...]


    17. An Initial Reaction to an Initial ReactionChicago Tribune What s A Song of Ice and Fire It s the only fantasy series I d put on a level with J.R.R Tolkien s The Lord of the Rings It s a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don t read fantasy ugh, SHUT THE FUCK UP, CHICAGO TRIBUNE a fantasy series for hip, smart people you make me want to never read this but i won t let you influence me fuck off, douchebags how dare you spoil my excitement with your pretentious, bougie nonsense.__ [...]


    18. 8 27 11 Ok, no it didn t take me a month to read the book It took me a few days I just waited to write the review because it s one I didn t want to write BELOW THAR may BE SPOILERS Ok, I m underwhelmed GRRM is undoubtedly a fantastic writer and the writing was superb, as always But the god damned story is dragging 1 Dany and her dragons will never ever ever ever ever ever ever get moving Never ever Never And that s bullshit There was no dancing with dragons There was a nice little view of dragon [...]


    19. ENGLISH A Dance with Dragons ITALIANOThe fifth chapter of A song of ice and fire is yet another confirmation that George R.R Martin, in the field of the epic medieval fantasy, is the most worthy successor of J.R.R Tolkien The universe molded by Martin is described with a manic cure and with so many details that some readers are rather disappointed, accusing the work to be too long and or boring I do not agree Game of Thrones has become what we today know exactly thanks to the painful precision o [...]


    20. At the risk of getting thoroughly stomped by series fans, this was the first book where I really felt it was ok is the best I can say of it It s wildly scattered all over the landscape of the current story, both in term of physical location and in terms of characters There are so many new characters, new armies, new leaders, new kings, new slaves, new queens, and new vicious psychopaths that it s impossible to keep track of everyone, even if I wanted to I know fans will say that s what the list [...]


    21. Did any of you guys watch Lost Remember how you d be watching a totally banal episode, and you re like Oh, interesting, everyone is mad at Hurley for eating ranch dressing right out of the tub, that s, gee, that s compelling, hey now do scenes of Jack and Kate re establishing readily apparent character conflicts and interrelationships, zzz But then at the end of the episode, something totally crazy would happen, and you d be all OMG IS VINCENT THE SMOKE MONSTER and the music would go bbbbaaaaar [...]


    22. Well, I guess we know now why Martin took so long to release this latest volume it s a steaming mess.Forget for a moment the fact that of the many principal POV characters, only one Jon Snow has any discernible character arc throughout the tome s 940 pages Forget too that the only female POV characters Cersei and Dany, and even Asha in her first chapter can scarcely go two pages without pining lustily and pathetically for their male paramours Don t trouble yourself with the chapters Victarion, D [...]


    23. Whenever I ve heard about other people s favorite books that they reread once a year, I m puzzled by the fact that they say that they find new things every time when reading Not every time, is it In fact whenever I reread a Dance with Dragons, I get lost at the very same place, my most treasured book parts are the self same I don t read the book to hone any detective skill that might be lying dormant in me, but for pure pleasure.I know the book has problems, but I say that it wouldn t do to foll [...]



    24. 1 A Game of Thrones 2 A Clash of Kings 3 A Storm of Swords 4 A Feast for Crows readASOIAF Read Along Hosted by Riley from Riley Marie, Elizabeth from Liz Loves Literature, and Kayla from BOOKadoodles A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons cover the same period of time, but split the characters and their points of view up I ve always chosen to read them back to back, but maybe people enjoy reading them simultaneously If you would like to read them combined, here is the reading order Link Not [...]


    25. Stannis Baratheon marches on Winterfell from the Wall Daenerys s empire is threatened from within Tyrion finds himself enslaved Cercei finds herself in chains The Crow s Eye desires Daenerys for his own but so do several other would be suitors And Jon Snow faces dissent from his brothers of the WatchIn the latest installment of Incest and Intrigue, of the pieces are placed on the board Daenerys can t trust anyone Jon Snow can t trust anyone Iron Lords cannot trust their own brothers Sellswords [...]


    26. The never ending game of thrones continues, and in this fifth installment things get quite out of hand Full of deceit and wrong decisions that lead to consequences beneath a human being s capability to accept Never a dull moment with George R R Martin, another masterpiece.I could talk about the plot and characters for days if I wanted to, but I ll try my best to make this review as short as possible Kindly note that this will contain spoilers Don t read beyond this part, unless you re a person w [...]


    27. I don t know how to objectively review this book.I first found Westeros in high school soph year, to be exact I d had A Game of Thrones for months, maybe a year I think it was a present I kept opening it, reading a few pages, and bouncing off And then one day I was bored and didn t have anything better to read and I finally forced my way through the prologue which I still hate, and skip on rereads and fell head first into the book When I came up for air, I demanded my parents take me to the book [...]


    28. Basically I LOVE THIS BOOK AND I HATE THAT I LOVE IT SO MUCH BECAUSE AFJDKALDADSAD MY LIFE IS RUINED.Yup That is my entire review, right there You can go now BH AH AHA HA HAh ah haha breaks down in tears I have no idea how to review BUT I WILL SAY MORE THINGS Because I have things to say I don t love everything about this series, but I do love it I mean, it has stuff that makes me really angry and I m 10000% sure it has a lot of unnecessary sex and rape and violence But the world building is inc [...]


    29. Three and a half stars.There are currently over 3000 reviews of this book on this here website here Adding another one would be like spitting into the Delaware River So here goes.Like the previous entry in the series, A Feast for Crows, there are too many POV chapters from characters I don t care about, uninteresting subplots that go nowhere, too much bloat I read A Game of Thrones in about a week this book took me over a month, and it seemed like forever Am I going to read, The Winds of Winter [...]


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