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A Dance With Dragons (Hardcover)
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIESGAME OF THRONES
Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark seriesas both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE
In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balancebeset 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 Daeneryss claim to Westeros forever.
Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stonea structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Nights 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
Filled with vividly rendered set pieces, unexpected turnings, assorted cliffhangers and moments of appalling cruelty,A Dance with Dragons is epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.The Washington Post
Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.The New York Times
One of the best series in the history of fantasy.Los Angeles Times
|Genre||FICTION / Fantasy / Epic|
|Publisher Date||2011-07-12 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Bantam Dell Pub Group|
|Unit weight||3.1 lb|
|Series Name||A Song of Ice and Fire|
|Series Volume Number||5|
|Authors||Martin, George R. R.|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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I am happy the Martin finally finished this novel. I have been waiting for many years. The story is a wild roller coaster ride ....shocking events take place! I am at the end and so sorry that he did not wrap the series up in this volume. Now I am in for another long wait for the next installment.Read More
A masterful story filling in holes in the other four books. Love George R R Martin!!!!Read More
Excellent book. I love Book Five of the Story of Ice and Fire. He is my favorite author, hands down!Read More
Cant stop reading. one of the best series I have ever readRead More
Very slow! Little to no substantive change from the previous book. Readers should not be afraid to call authors out on substandard work.Read More
I am half way through this book (I have read them all since June) and I love it. I didn't like Book 4 as well as the rest of the series. Book 5 brings back all the characters that were not in Book 4 and the new characters are woven in. If you read this book, make sure you read books 1-4 first or you will be lost. There are so many characters and places that there is a reason there are maps and lists of family members at the beginning and end of these books.Read More
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