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A Dance with Dragons: After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire #5, part 2/2)

4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  7,461 ratings  ·  515 reviews
The fifth volume, part two of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast.

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...more
Paperback, 560 pages
Published March 15th 2012 by Harper Voyager (first published July 12th 2011)
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Violet Payne
Look, I will always give these books 5 stars because I love the world so much and I've given so much time to read them and invested in the characters. But after reading this book, I am pretty angry, I still trust George to write this world but I'm starting to get sick of how he is dealing with some of the most important story lines, and most peoples favourite characters. I would never spoil anything, but certain things that he makes happen in this book made me question whether he even cares abou...more
Bob
The chapters in all the GOT books are organized by character so that an alternative way to read the books is to do just and follow one character through each of the volumes, rather than read each volume from cover to cover as one would normally. Since each character follows part of the overall timeline they sometimes overlap each other's narrative, but most often not, and it is an interesting way to follow the various twists and turns of the plot through all the volumes not just this one.

Someti...more
George Guven
WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF "GEORGE RR MARTIN TOOK ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS AND WIPED HIS MURDEROUS ARSE WITH THEM".

FEATURING CHAPTERS SUCH AS "WHY DO I EVEN BOTHER TO GET ATTACHED TO THE CHARACTERS IN THIS GOD FORSAKEN SERIES", "NO MR MARTIN PLEASE I LIKE THAT CHARACTER", AND MY PERSONAL FAVOURITE: "THERE IS NOTHING LEFT IN WESTEROS BUT SNOW AND CORPSES".

THIS ENTIRE SERIES WILL DESTROY YOUR SOUL, DO NOT READ

(On a lighter note, 10/10 can't wait for book 6! Definitely worth a read. Ensure you a...more
Hamad Al-Failakawi
This review concludes my thoughts on the series as a whole *with no plot spoilers for any of the 5 books*



It's been exactly 4 days since I've finished the last book of the epic fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire" known to everyone by the adapted TV series which carries the 1st book's name "Game of Thrones" and all that I can do now is to wait for the next one to be released, which is NOT an easy task! The books took me through this amazing journey in which I found myself really attached to th...more
Mick O'Dwyer
The First Part of A Dance With Dragons fairly ripped along, but everything felt as though it came to a juddering halt with this book. Part of the problem, for me, is that while the sheer number of characters give it a sense of scale you never really get to spend too much time with any of them. The result of that is bigger gaps between each little event in their story, so there a lot of little increments but not nearly enough to drive through the plodding nature of things. Characters that you've...more
Catarina
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Jadranka

Prebrinula sam i ovu muku :)
Šalu na stranu, drugi deo Plesa sa zmajevima hronološki se nastavlja na Gozbu za vrane, uostalom i podnaslov je:Posle gozbe.
Moram da priznam da mi je bolji od prvog dela, ali ipak i dalje na znatno slabijem nivou od očekivanog. Malo su se stvari pomerile sa mrtve tačke, ali i dalje škripi, i dalje se ide u širinu.
Ono što mi se posebno sviđa u kompletnom Plesu jeste razvoj lika Džona Snežnog, suočavanje sa teškim odlukama i sazrevanje. Za razliku od Deneris, na koju n...more
Donna Hosie
Oh my freaking hell!!!!! There literally isn't a single character George R.R. Martin won't kill off.

This book made me scream - IN PUBLIC!!

WHERE IS THE NEXT BOOK??!!
Patrícia
Regressar a Westeros é sempre uma aventura recheada de todo o tipo de emoções. Principalmente quando esta é a segunda parte de um livro tão aguardado como foi o A Dance with Dragons e quando sabemos que estamos a aproximar-nos do fim daquela que é a maior obra da Fantasia depois de O Senhor dos Anéis.
Apesar de estarmos a dois livros do fim, nostalgia é algo que Martin ainda não está para nos conceder e, num livro em que muitas personagens ficaram de parte e outras tiveram maior destaque, a dúvi...more
Anachronist
Synopsis or something like that:

It is he fifth volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, the fantasy epic series which has been made very popular nowadays. If you have read the previous four parts you know that summarizing the fifth would be close to impossible; if you haven’t read any of them, well, just let me tell you no summary an no TV series can prepare you for the complexity of those books. In fact the plot is so convoluted as to defy synopsis. Really even the work of Tolkien pales in comparison....more
James
So again, George R.R. Martin is unable to write a book that can be safely published as a single volume paperback. Perhaps somebody should explain to him that slightly smaller novels, published more regularly, might keep the haters at bay - heck it might even make it less of a chore for him to write. As with the split of A Storm of Swords the second book was the better part of the novel. Although less markedly so this time I thought.

The first third of the book continues pretty much where A Danc...more
Mark
I gave in, and bought the book. Dumb decision. Nothing happened (again) - nothing other than intrigue and character development. Over 900 pages of intrigue and character development. No real plot points at all. My theory behind the delay in publication of this book was that the author had no idea what to write anymore, and the book confirms it. It smells of the kind of BS I write in my papers when I just need to get something handed in. The longer the better, maybe the reader will be tricked int...more
Neil Powell
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Grzegorz
Nie wiem jak Martin to robi, ale za każdym razem nie mogę się oderwać od opowiadanej przez niego historii. Autor ma niesamowity talent do opisywania ludzkich charakterów. Każda postać ma swoje motywy, potrafi racjonalizować i tłumaczyć swoje działania i często jest tak, że postacie, które wcześniej były opisywane z punktu widzenia innych teraz jawią się w zupełnie innym świetle. Mam wrażenie, że Martin byłby w stanie napisać książkę, gdzie każdy rozdział opisywałby inną postać i też wszyłoby świ...more
Nev Percy
Not writing much of a review of this one. It's mostly like the others, after all...
It didn't suffer from the fault of slowness of the last one -- which was, after all, only the first half of this one. Plenty happened, and it was all good stuff, and then it ended way too soon.

Those bloody massive appendices listing the entire cast of thousands might be useful (if a whole lot less useful than a wiki), but they also trick you into thinking there's a load of story left, so when you get to the end it...more
Cristina Delgado
Já terminei esta leitura há uns dias, mas tive a digerir os últimos acontecimentos e a mentalizar-me que o próximo volume não está na estante e que vou ter de esperar para continuar a acompanhar as crónicas de gelo e fogo...

Entre mortos que aparecem e outros que afinal não estavam mortos. Entre vivos que desaparecem e outros a quem perdemos o rasto, GRRM não perde o factor surpresa com o qual foi cativando os leitores e ao fim de 10 livros ainda me consegue deixar sem palavras!

Simplesmente fant...more
Lewis Pope
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Amar Cerimagic
Moj osobni rekord što se tiče čitanja knjiga.Uspio sam je pročitat za jedan dan, i s tim završio ovaj serijal nakon čitavih 5 mjeseci .
Osjećam dozu umora...George Martin je odličan pisac za testiranje vaših živaca..ali mi je drago što sam se upustio u to.

*********SLIJEDE SPOILERI*******************
********Čitanje na vlastitu odgovornost*****

Počeo bih sa onim podglavljima koja su me najviše oduševila.
To je bio Theon. Odlična priča na Sjeveru,zavjerama,pripremama za rat za Winterfell/Oštrozimlje/Z...more
Lucy
GRRM has done it again. He’s ended the book on a massive cliff-hanger. Now I’m waiting with baited breath till The Winds of Winter.

The Plot

At the beginning of the book, Stannis has left Jon Snow to deal with Roose Bolton at Winterfell. He leaves Jon with Melissandre and his wife. It quickly becomes apparent that the southerners have no idea of the danger of winter, and the Others.

At King’s Landing, Cersei is forced to answer for her crimes by the High Septon.

Across the Narrow Sea, Arya is blind...more
Phylippa Nights B.
*SPOILERS ALERT*!!

Desde 2007, quando comecei a ler esta saga, nunca pensei que continuasse tão viciada nela com o passar do tempo. A escrita de Martin, mais uma vez, não desiludiu. Ele tem um modo brilhante de brincar com as nossas expectativas e, de um momento para o outro, tudo está virado do avesso. Já sentia alguma saudade da aventura pelo poder do Trono de Ferro. Mas confesso que esperava, após uma tão grande espera, que muitas perguntas já tivessem sido respondidas. Para as poucas questões...more
Carolyn James
Finally I am caught up on The Game of Thrones series. I griped and grumbled on book 4, got a little happier with 5.1 and now a tiny bit happier with 5.2, but not much. I love Daenerys and Tyrion, this one made me even start to really like Ayra’s storyline but still I’m HATING the random people chapters!!! I thought long and hard on this and really if you look back at the first 3 books so much happened in the lives of the characters. With these two not a lot has happened. I get giving all these P...more
Tom
Aug 12, 2012 Tom rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: fantasy
Good? Yes. Satisfying? Not quite. OK there's a huge amount of stuff going on in the world of Ice & Fire and it would be unreasonable to expect it all to be resolved in this book but almost none of the numerous plots from 'Dance with Dragons' or 'Feast for Crows' are pursued to their conclusions and you are left with several massive cliffhangers at the end of this book.

But while the ending may leave you tearing your hair out in frustration the journey there is still pretty darn good. The main...more
Daniel Pereira
Finalmente chego ao fim do que é, para mim, uma das melhores sagas de todos os tempos.
Depois da desilusão que foi o livro 9, A Dança dos Dragões, estava com medo que este livro fizesse o mesmo, pelo facto de continuar a incluir as personagens que tornaram o livro anterior tão enfadonho. No entanto, este livro provou ser o total contrário do 9.
Adorei todos os Points of View (tirando Jon, que até melhorou lá para o fim), adorei os cliffhangers todos, dados desde o início até ao final do livro, e...more
Melanie
George R. R. Martin and the Ever-Expanding Storylines.

So. Many. Storylines. And when did it become too easy for the title chapter to be the actual name of the person we were going to be reading about? I much preferred this to having to work it out based on what was going on.

But it does look like there is finally some forward motion in certain storylines that maybe haven't had so much momentum, and there were a couple of good cliffhangers. But still, this book is nowhere near up to the standards...more
Lisa
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Ana
Nesta segunda metade do original “A Dance With Dragons”, temos “Os Reinos do Caos”, onde finalmente a linha temporal entre diferentes personagens converte-se na mesma linha mais para o final deste livro.

Neste volume o Inverno esta cada vez mais próximo e rigoroso mergulhando os sete reinos no caos pela batalha pelo que resta no Norte dos Stark, e ainda mais a Norte, Jon vê-se cada mais enredado pelos costumes da Patrulha da Noite, e o que pretende com a sua nova liderança e o que as circunstânc...more
Graham
It's a journey that's taken me some six weeks or so, but I've finally got up to date with A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE by finishing this, the second volume of A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, after reading the books one after the other from A CLASH OF KINGS. AFTER THE FEAST is an exciting, involving novel, much better than the slow-building set-up of the first half, packed with the kind of tension-fuelled intrigue that Martin does so well. My only problem now is that I'm feeling bereft, knowing we're in for a lo...more
Maria
Primeiro comentário a fazer ao livro: o.O

Eu já tinha lido algumas coisas sobre o livro, mas mesmo assim fiquei surpreendida.
Gostei bastante do livro, talvez mais do que da segunda parte. Tenho de dizer que só encontrei um ponto chato no livro: a Dany. A Dany porque a Dany tem uma certa tendência para seguir por caminhos que não a levam para onde devia ir. Acho que ela não cresceu suficiente para ser rainha dos Sete Reinos. Mesmo que chegue lá, acho que não tem capacidade para reinar Westeros, (...more
Ash
Oh God I finished the second half in less than 4 days.
I really don't know what to feel about it. I expected to finish the series (1-5) in summer 2014 then I found out I was ahead of my plan so I decided to change it to summer 2013 but I finished it second quarter of 2013 instead.
The seven volumes (5 books) isolated me more than half of my day. I don't study, I don't communicate with people around me well whenever the book is around me. I just read it. Man it's an addiction that is now over.
So...more
Sarah
SPOILER-ALERT: If you really don’t want to know anything from the books, don’t read. I give subtle hints to spoilers.

Boy, this was a beast to get through! It wasn’t helping either that I was going through a HUGE reading-slump while reading A Dance With Dragons part 2. That’s why it took me more than a month, close to two months to finish this. And I’m that kind of person who can’t read more than one book at a time, so a reading-slump is kind of really bad news...

But it’s not the only reason... T...more
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George R. R. Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey. His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin. He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten.

Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School. He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies,...more
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