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Book Review – A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin

Series: A Song of Ice and Fire, #5
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Pages: 1,123
First Published: October 29, 2013 by Bantam
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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 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.

Praise for A Dance with Dragons


Atlast! My Game of Thrones challenge just concluded before Christmas! Hurray!

Dance with Dragons is what I am really looking forward to all books in the song of ice and fire series. Why is that? It’s because this is the part where the wicked witch named, Cercei finally received her punishment, well, not fully but atleast she got to pay 20% of all the wrong things she did. Isn’t that fun?

As we all know, this book is the second part of its fourth book, and not to mention, the longer version. So yeah, Daenerys, Jon Snow (I don’t think I’ll ever miss him this much, ayeei), and Tyrion are present in this story. We we’re also given a glimpse of Bran’s adventure and what are the things he can do as the next overseer!

Also, on its previous book, we was left a few scenes about Catelyn Stark, so I really thought it’s going to start with her, but unfortunately no 🙁 And she wasn’t even mentioned again in this book. Huhu, so sad.

In this book, all the important characters from this series we’re given their part. So yeah, you can say that those “too overwhelming” feeling is also present in this book. And as what I’ve encountered on all its previous books, I also find its first few chapters a bit boring. Oh well, I guess this is natural on all long stories eh? But you know what? Even if it started a bit dull, this book will not make you regret that you read it because of the things you will find out about the story and to all its characters. And since I’ve talked about characters, let me tell you that there’s some characters in the past (what I mean are those characters that we thought we’re long dead, came back…oops, that didn’t sound right, haha. I’ll assure you, they’re not zombies). When I first read about that part, I was really really happy that I can’t even contain myself without telling anyone. So yeah, I’ve told the ultimate bummer to some friends who’s also fond of this series. Haha, so yeah. This is your lucky day, for there’s no ultimate bummer in this review. And as what most stories do, there were also some characters (or should I say, a character) that I’m afraid will be saying their goodbyes. Huhu, I really hated that part. But I’m sure, he’ll be back. (Haha, if you’ve watched the TV series, I’m sure you’ll know who I meant.)

If you’ve watched the TV series of this book, I am really recommending that you start reading this book too, for there are a lot of things in it that wasn’t mentioned in the TV series and I am excited for you to know about them. If you did read this book already, please feel free to share what are your thoughts about it. *wink

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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