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A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five (original 2011; edition 2011)

by George R.R. Martin

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Title:A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five
Authors:George R.R. Martin
Info:Bantam (2011), Edition: 1st, Kindle Edition, 1045 pages
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A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin (Author) (2011)

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Mr. Martin -- you have proved your writing abilities! Now, can we at least get on with the story? Resolve even one hook from the first book or three? In the words of Ser Jorah, I feel you have become: "Lost, because you lingered, in a place that you were never meant to be. . . . Remember who you are, what you were made to be. Remember your words."

I guess there is the consolation that we are at least in the middle of one story arc -- Winter has finally come! ( )
  sydsavvy | Apr 8, 2016 |
très peu de passages qui ne soient pas passionnants, avec toujours des surprises, Je lui en veux un peu de supprimer des personnages importants sans savoir avant la prochaine livraison s'ils seront de nouveau là ou pas!
Il va falloir attendre, c'est le problème principal de cette oeuvre!
Mais quel plaisir! ( )
  Gerardlionel | Apr 1, 2016 |
A lot of exposition with very little payoff. The first 3 books were amazing but now the story is dragging. The story has become too big and the characters too vast. I originally loved GRRM's penchant for killing off major characters, it's ballsy and so few authors attempt it... Now though it is becoming annoying because it leaves you with nothing to hold onto when the stories are all over the place and there is no sense of direction. I hope all the long stalemates in this book was the necessary setup GRRM needed for the final push and big action that must be coming, otherwise I don't know what this book was for. Of course there were good things about this book, hence the 3 stars, but.....well I guess we'll see where it goes from here. ( )
  mashiaraqcs | Mar 29, 2016 |
I love this world and enjoy being immersed in it. Not as thrilling as the first three books but faster paced than the fourth. GRRM, please write faster! ( )
  csmith0406 | Mar 18, 2016 |
Am I a masochist for enjoying this series? ( )
  wvlibrarydude | Mar 14, 2016 |
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It's terrible. Martin has taken the concept of the pot-boiler to an extreme — it's a novel where nothing happens other than continual seething, roiling turmoil. He whipsaws the reader through a dozen different, complex story lines where characters struggle to survive in a world wrecked by civil war — one other problem is that I'd hit a chapter about some minor character from the previous four books, and struggled to remember who the heck this person is, and why I'm supposed to care — and again, nothing is resolved. Well, not quite: major characters are brutally killed, if they're male, and graphically and degradingly humiliated into irrelevance if they're female. I guess that's a resolution, all right — perhaps the last book will be a lovingly detailed description of a graveyard, draped with naked women mourning?
added by jimroberts | editPharyngula, PZ Myers (Jul 28, 2011)
 
Martin remains boundlessly creative, sketching out intricately realized new civilizations, societies, religions, and factions on one continent while continuing to complicate the established political agendas on another. No part of his world ever feels like an afterthought or an easy fantasy cliché.
 
Even so, “A Dance With Dragons,” for its bounty of adventure, is more about Mr. Martin marshaling his forces in anticipation of the cycle’s final two books.
 
Was "A Dance With Dragons" worth the six-year wait? Absolutely.
 

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Norey, VirginiaHeraldic Crestssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Rostant, LarryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ce volume est pour mes fans

pour Lodey, Trebla, Stego, Pod,
Caress, Yags, X-Ray et Mr. X,
Kate, Chataya, Mormont, Mich,
Jamie, Vanessa, Ro,
pour Stubby, Louise, Agravaine,
Wert, Malt, Jo,
Mouse, Telisiane, Blackfyre,
Bronn Stone, Coyote's Daughter
et le reste des cinglés et des folles furieuses de
la Confrérie sans Bannières

pour les sorciers de mon site web
Elio et Linda, seigneurs de Westeros,
Winter et Fabio de WIC,
et Gibbs de Dragonstone, à l'origine de tout

pour les hommes et les femmes d'Asshai en Espagne
qui nous ont chanté un ours et une gente damoiselle
et les fabuleux fans d'Italie
qui m'ont tant donné de vin

pour mes lecteurs de Finlande, Allemagne,
Brésil, Portugal, France et Pays-Bas
et tous les autres pays lointains
où vous attendiez cette danse

et pour tous les amis et les fans
qu'il me reste encore à rencontrer

Merci de votre patience
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The night was rank with the smell of man.
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"Soon comes the pale mare, and after her the others. Kraken and dark flame, lion and griffin, the sun's son and the mummer's dragon. Trust none of them. Remember the Undying. Beware the perfumed seneschal."
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies .... The man who never reads lives only one."
Women do not forget. Women do not forgive.
Give me priests who are fat and corrupt and cynical ... the sort who like to sit on soft satin cushions, nibble sweetmeats, and diddle little boys. It's the ones who believe in gods who make the trouble.
There are ghosts in Winterfell. And I am one of them.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553801473, Hardcover)

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance once again--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 three times three thousand enemies, and many have set out to find her. Yet, as they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.

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 yet. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.

And from all corners, bitter conflicts soon 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. . . .

Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series--as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

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New threats emerge to endanger the future of the Seven Kingdoms, as Daenerys Targaryen, ruling in the East, fights off a multitude of enemies, while Jon Snow, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, faces his foes both in the Watch and beyond the great Wallof ice and stone.… (more)

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