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Ein Tanz mit Drachen (A Song of Ice and Fire #5.2)

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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
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Paperback, 798 pages
Published July 23rd 2012 by Blanvalet (first published June 12th 2011)
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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
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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
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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
Vanessa
Finally I have come to the (current) end of the A Song of Ice and Fire series - it's been a long journey but now I can happily remain unspoiled and wait for The Winds of Winter (whenever that might come about).

The second volume of A Dance with Dragons was just as good as the first, with the added inclusion of some totally badass scenes - Daenerys anyone? And so many questions have been left waiting answers in the upcoming book, all of which I am pretty excited about. This book had it all: blood
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Liam
I NEED WINDS OF WINTER RIGHT NOW!!

I HONESTLY CAN'T WAIT MUCH LONGER!!
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
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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
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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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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??!!
Sarahu
Several people told me before I started A Dance with Dragons that the second half of the novel was the better and boy, were they right. This was everything I have wanted from A Song of Ice and Fire- twists, turns, surprises, and something to think about- since finishing A Storm of Swords.

Some of the storylines I was hoping to see again in part two of A Dance with Dragons were not present, mainly (view spoiler)
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Amar
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 .
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/Zimovrel(moj uništeni
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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
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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 Dan
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Neil Powell
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Eska
George Martin dehası tartışılmaz. Ejderhaların Dansı'nda tempo hiç düşmedi her an yeni bir şey, her sayfa ayrı bir güzeldi ama bitti. Bir sonraki kitap bir an önce çıksın lütfen.
Abdullah
WTF YOU CANT JUST DO THAT I WANT WINDS OF WINTER NOW :(
Aleshanee
Wow! Ich bin sowas von begeistert von diesen zwei Bänden - vor allem, da ja Band 7 und 8 für mich etwas geschwächelt haben, hatte ich mich hier sehr auf die Charaktere gefreut, die ich dort vermisst hatte. Ich war sofort wieder in der Geschichte drin; kleine Andeutungen haben geholfen, mir alles wieder ins Gedächtnis zu holen, da einige Figuren ja in den letzten beiden Bänden "gefehlt" haben. Mittlerweile fühlt es sich so an wie nach Hause kommen und ich bewundere hier vor allem die Einzelheiten ...more
Danielle
DAMN, THAT ENDING.
By far the best ending out of all of the endings in this series so far! The last 5 chapters were full of cliffhangers and death and just over all epicness.

For a while there I did think this one would be getting a 5.7/5 purely because I was mildly confused for a few chapters but then I got back on track pretty quickly and thank the Gods I did otherwise I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have understood anything that happened in that epilogue.

My only complaint was that there are still s
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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.
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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
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
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Selena Defraises
Happy New Year!! First book of 2015!!
A Dance with Dragons: Part 2! I've finally caught up with the entire series! Now I guess I'm with the rest of the world wating for "The Winds of Winter" to be published. Damn.
I'll start off with some general remarks about the book. Not Sansa chapters at all. Why? Did her two chapters in "A feast for crows" covered that entire period for her? I don't think so. Now that she's got a particularly interesting storyline? Why? I want to know what's going on with th
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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
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
Rich
Probably the worst one so far. I found it very boring and nothing really happened with most of the characters. It felt like it was all just filler, especially when he spends several pages going back over what Dany has done over all of the book....I know what she's done, I've read the other books to get to this one.

The last few pages of this book are the only ones worth reading really. In fact you could probably get away with reading the last couple of page of each chapter and still know what is
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Amy
So, I guess you can say that I'm pretty gutted that I can't just pick up the next book to find out what on earth just happened.

This second part of A Dance with Dragons is really pacey and does catch-up with a couple of the perspectives from A Feast for Crows, so some questions I had were answered.

It's difficult to talk about particular plot machinations without doing some pretty massive spoilering, so all I can really say is that this may have been my favourite part of the series so far. My onl
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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
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Kirsty Potter
Congratulations Starks WINTER HAS FUCKING ARRIVED. Good job I'm not north of the wall otherwise my tears would be freezing on my face. I know a bad omen when I see one and snow in King's Landing can't mean anything good. The ruthless George I knew and loved was back with a vengeance and as usual has left me questioning who's actually alive by the end - or who's not in danger of being killed. Spoiler alert: nobody. Characters you've watched mature from the first book? Nope. New characters who you ...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,
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A Song of Ice and Fire (7 books)
  • A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
  • A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
  • A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3)
  • A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
  • A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)
  • The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire, #6)
  • A Dream of Spring (A Song of Ice and Fire, #7)
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5)

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“Every touch a lie. I have paid her so much false coin that she half thinks she's rich.” 7 likes
“Then you do not belong here. Death holds no sweetness in this house. We are not warriors, nor soldiers, nor swaggering bravos puffed up with pride. We do not kill to serve some lord, to fatten our purses, to stroke our vanity. We never give the gift to please ourselves. Nor do we choose the ones we kill. We are but servants of the God of Many Faces."
"Valar dohaeris." All men must serve.
"You know the words, but you are too proud to serve. A servant must be humble and obedient."
"I obey. I can be humbler than anyone."
That made him chuckle. "You will be the very goddess of humility, I am sure. But can you pay the price?"
"What price?"
"The price is you. The price is all you have and all you ever hope to have. We took your eyes and gave them back. Next we will take your ears, and you will walk in silence. You will give us your legs and crawl. You will be no one's daughter, no one's wife, no one's mother. Your name will be a lie, and the very face you wear will not be your own.”
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