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A Song of Ice and Fire 05. A Dance With Dragons [Lingua inglese] (original 2011; edition 2012)

by George R. R. Martin (Autore)

Series: A Song of Ice and Fire (5, part 2 of 2)

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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: AFTER THE FEAST is the SECOND part of the fifth volume in the series. 'Vivid, rich, multi-layered and utterly addictive' Daily Express. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In King's Landing the Queen Regent, Cersei Lannister, awaits trial, abandoned by all those she trusted; while in the eastern city of Yunkai her brother Tyrion has been sold as a slave. From the Wall, having left his wife and the Red Priestess Melisandre under the protection of Jon Snow, Stannis Baratheon marches south to confront the Boltons at Winterfell. But beyond the Wall 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.… (more)
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Title:A Song of Ice and Fire 05. A Dance With Dragons [Lingua inglese]
Authors:George R. R. Martin (Autore)
Info:Bantam (2012), 1136 pages
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A Dance With Dragons 2: After the Feast by George R. R. Martin (2011)

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Good lord, these books are long. I have spent what feels like (and probably was) months with this series. Reading them straight through is one hell of a commitment. My brian is to tired to form anything coherent about the series right now. They are good. If you like books with characters that are complicated as fuck and will force you to care about them, pick these books up. Maybe read a light, happy, short novel in between them however. ( )
  banrions | Dec 7, 2021 |
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  ejmw | Aug 4, 2021 |
This one took me a very long time to read, I was constantly picking up other books between the - very long - chapters.

Tyrion still on witty form, Arya trains to become no-one, and Cersei has to do her walk of shame.

I had actually thought this was the last in series (rather than the latest published so kept wondering how Martin was going to wrap everything up with just a few pages left. And, of course, he doesn’t.

Still an amazing achievement of a complex and diverse world with well-drawn characters. And 5000+ pages later I still want to know who will win the game of thrones. ( )
  LARA335 | Sep 30, 2020 |
← Part 6

I made it across the road without incident, which was more than could be said for the previously unmentioned guy who looked just like me and who tried to cross the road at the same time. He had an incident.

“Huh,” I mused, “if I'd dwelt too much on the fact that I thought I'd seen myself having a violent altercation with a moving car then, upon my sudden travel back in time, me not having a violent altercation with a moving car would be a quaint but kind of obvious little trick to play on the reader. I mean on... uh, yeah.” I stopped musing at that point, I was getting funny looks.

Spotting a horse cantering out of a nearby popular coffee shop, I grabbed its reins, hopped aboard, and guided it to a brisk trot down the road. I felt like I had an immediate rapport with the horse, indeed, I could almost hear it whispering to me, things like “What the hell do you think you're doing?” and “Someone get this madman off me! I only came out for a coffee!” I patted my new steed on the head and decided to while away the hours by talking to him. “You see, Derek,” I began, having decided to call my horse Derek. Again I felt like I could almost hear him talking back as a voice drifted to me on the breeze saying “My name's Susan.”

“You see, Susan,” I began, having decided to call my horse Susan, “the problem is that these Song of Ice and Fire books are pretty good throughout, but they've developed a reputation now for having big, shocking endings. So now it feels like GRR writes the book then fiddles with the chapter order so that you've got five hundred pages of solid but not outstanding fantasy, and then twenty pages of frantically awesome plot twists that leave you both utterly desperate for the next book and also with a slightly inflated opinion of the novel as a whole.”

“I know what you mean,” said Susan, “I actually thought–”

“Quiet, Susan, you're a horse,” I said, shoving a bag of oats beneath my noble steeds mouth, and relieving her of the grandé caramel macchiato clutched in her hoof. And with that we rode into the sunset (figuratively speaking, Susan wasn't a space horse with suicidal tendencies) ready for The Winds of Winter; because they may be formulaic fantasy, predictable in their unpredictability, but dammit I can't get enough.

Part 8 (coming 2016) → ( )
  imlee | Jul 7, 2020 |
← Part 6

I made it across the road without incident, which was more than could be said for the previously unmentioned guy who looked just like me and who tried to cross the road at the same time. He had an incident.

“Huh,” I mused, “if I'd dwelt too much on the fact that I thought I'd seen myself having a violent altercation with a moving car then, upon my sudden travel back in time, me not having a violent altercation with a moving car would be a quaint but kind of obvious little trick to play on the reader. I mean on... uh, yeah.” I stopped musing at that point, I was getting funny looks.

Spotting a horse cantering out of a nearby popular coffee shop, I grabbed its reins, hopped aboard, and guided it to a brisk trot down the road. I felt like I had an immediate rapport with the horse, indeed, I could almost hear it whispering to me, things like “What the hell do you think you're doing?” and “Someone get this madman off me! I only came out for a coffee!” I patted my new steed on the head and decided to while away the hours by talking to him. “You see, Derek,” I began, having decided to call my horse Derek. Again I felt like I could almost hear him talking back as a voice drifted to me on the breeze saying “My name's Susan.”

“You see, Susan,” I began, having decided to call my horse Susan, “the problem is that these Song of Ice and Fire books are pretty good throughout, but they've developed a reputation now for having big, shocking endings. So now it feels like GRR writes the book then fiddles with the chapter order so that you've got five hundred pages of solid but not outstanding fantasy, and then twenty pages of frantically awesome plot twists that leave you both utterly desperate for the next book and also with a slightly inflated opinion of the novel as a whole.”

“I know what you mean,” said Susan, “I actually thought–”

“Quiet, Susan, you're a horse,” I said, shoving a bag of oats beneath my noble steeds mouth, and relieving her of the grandé caramel macchiato clutched in her hoof. And with that we rode into the sunset (figuratively speaking, Susan wasn't a space horse with suicidal tendencies) ready for The Winds of Winter; because they may be formulaic fantasy, predictable in their unpredictability, but dammit I can't get enough.

Part 8 (coming 2016) → ( )
  leezeebee | Jul 6, 2020 |
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Dit deel is voor mijn fans

voor Lodey, Trebla, Stego, Pod,
Caress, Yags, X-Ray and Mr. X,
Kate, Chataya, Mormont, Mich,
Jamie, Vanessa, Ro,
voor Stubby, Louise, Agravaine,
Wert, Malt, Jo,
Mouse, Telisiane, Blackfyre,
Bronn Stone, Coyote's Daughter
en de rest van de dollemannen en wilde vrouwen
van de Broederschap Zonder Banieren

voor mijn website-tovenaars
Elio en Linda, heren van Westeros,
Winter en Fabio van WIC
En Gibbs van Drakensteen, die alles is begonnen

voor mannen en vrouwen van Asshai in Spanje
die voor ons zongen over een beer en een meisje teer
en de geweldige fans in Italië
die me zoveel wijn hebben gegeven,
voor mijn lezers in Finland, Duitsland
Brazilië, Portugal, Frankrijk en Nederland
en al die andere verre landen
waar jullie op deze Dans hebben gewacht

en voor alle vrienden en fans
die ik nog moet ontmoeten

bedankt voor jullie geduld
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In de haard lag een dikke laag koude, zwarte as; de kamer had geen andere verwarming dan de kaarsen.
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This is the second part of A Dance with Dragons by G.R.R. Martin.
In Holland his fifth book is published in 2 parts.

Part 1: Oude vetes, Nieuwe strijd
Part 2: Zwaarden tegen draken
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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: AFTER THE FEAST is the SECOND part of the fifth volume in the series. 'Vivid, rich, multi-layered and utterly addictive' Daily Express. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In King's Landing the Queen Regent, Cersei Lannister, awaits trial, abandoned by all those she trusted; while in the eastern city of Yunkai her brother Tyrion has been sold as a slave. From the Wall, having left his wife and the Red Priestess Melisandre under the protection of Jon Snow, Stannis Baratheon marches south to confront the Boltons at Winterfell. But beyond the Wall 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.

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