A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin

Posted October 12, 2014 by Amber in Reviews / 0 Comments

A Dance with Dragons

A Dance with Dragons

by George R. R. Martin

Series: A Song of Ice and Fire #5
Publisher: Bantam on July 12, 2011
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction
Target Age Group: Adult, New Adult
Representation: Disability, Dwarfism
Content Warnings: Death, Rape, Violence

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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.

One of the better books in the series in my opinion. It leaves for many opportunities. A pet peeve is the way he’s started to title the chapters. There are too many characters as is and titling chapters with titles and nicknames instead of real names adds confusion. Also, all the emphasis on Quetyn just to remove him so quickly seemed unnecessary. There are so many characters and each one’s story is moving so slowly….


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Personal Enjoyment

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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