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A Dance with Dragons 2: After the Feast

(A Song of Ice and Fire #5B)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  21,503 ratings  ·  1,073 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
Paperback, 578 pages
Published March 15th 2012 by Harper Voyager (first published June 12th 2011)
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Karl Martin Carlsten The story doesn't feel finished because it isn't. The next book called "winds of winter" is expected to be released in 2018. There are two versions of…moreThe story doesn't feel finished because it isn't. The next book called "winds of winter" is expected to be released in 2018. There are two versions of book 5. The first is one book 1000+ pages long, while the second is split into two smaller books. For more information about winds of winter check out the link under this text. The bottom link is the 1000+ page version

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Charlotte May
“ Not all men are meant to dance with dragons.”

Well shit. I cannot form coherent thoughts right now. I love this world and all it’s twists and turns, treachery and betrayal, Kings and Queens.

Arya: Arya is back in part 2 which made me very happy! Living in the temple for the god of many faces, learning the giving of the gift.

Tyrion: Still travelling across the East by any means necessary. This even involves capture and escape, also the befriending of a girl, her pig and a bear - one you may r
George Guven
Dec 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing



(On a lighter note, 10/10 can't wait for book 6! Definitely worth a read. Ensure you a
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I promised myself that I would be caught up with A Song of Ice and Fire before the final series of A Game of Thrones airs, with less than three weeks to go - I’ve finally done it!

I’m not the biggest fantasy reader but there’s just something about the characters that Martin has created that I just love.

I found reading along with ‘Davos Fingers’ podcast really helpful, they cover 5 chapters an episode so it’s a great indication of how much a needed to read before listening to the next episode.
Hasham Rasool
This book is absolutely addictive!

A Dance with Dragons is better than A Feast for Crow but it isn't good as A Storm of Swords. A Storm of Swords is the best book of A Song of Ice and Fire series.

I can't wait The Winds of Winter!

I am going to watch Game of Thrones TV series.

In the UK, A Song of Ice and Fire book 1-5 have seven volumes:

A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords part 1 and 2
A Feast for Crow
A Dance with Dragons part 1 and 2

It can be misleading for these people who watch Game
Violet Payne
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
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
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ugh. How am I supposed to wait now? :(
Mar 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Mick O'Dwyer
Jul 08, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Hamad Al-Failakawi
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2013
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
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.

Mayy Wilde-Shakespeare
"She is the widow of a Dothraki khal, a mother of dragons and sacker of cities, Aegon the Conqueror with teats."

So far the last book in the series of A Song of Ice and Fire. A couple of new characters (well, I say a couple I mean a lot), new plot-twists, and a lot of new information. And I LOVED it!

I actually had to put it down for a couple of days, because I had to read this other book for school, so when I picked it up again I thought to myself: " Okay, if I read for a hour every day I can fin
Kyriakos Sorokkou
Too many cliffhangers. Too many. We need Winds of Winter urgently. Oh, and that epilogue was. . .
Apr 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
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.
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I still can't believe that I can't dive into the next book straight away as it isn't even out yet and that ending. Even though I watched the tv show I still didn't expect somethings that actually happened in the book! So it was basically like reading something I had no idea about and that is a good thing, I was determined that something wouldn't happen in this book, a certain death, but it did and I cried and cried and reread that part of the book around three times - it didn't help with closure ...more
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Fabulous read but the ending made this book! Bring on book 6!
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Rating:5/5

So far I have read This book could be the best. A dance with dragons can easily a standout from all the other fantasy stories and twists.....guys, twist. You definitely Can't expect those twists. The story is really really large that confines to bigger levels and the characters are created in a manner that feels like "Complete". This book is as good as all the other books in the series. And still I don't like the order of the final chapters ( Jon chapter should have been the final c
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Josh (Beards & Books)
Another amazing book in the Game of Thrones series, I will say, if it wasn't for the TV show I would be fuming with how this one ended knowing it came out in 2011 and we are STILL waiting for the next book!

Another 5 star read for me, cant wait for the Winds of Winter!
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've had enough of GOT to last until the release of The Winds of Winter!
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Sarah u
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sarah u by: Marquise
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)
Christine Spoors
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015, favourites
I think this final book was one of my favourites from the series so far!
The deaths and plot twists in this book were completely unexpected and I was really surprised. I am excited about a lot of the newer characters and the new direction some plots are heading in. Everything has changed and I really don't know what to expect from Winds of Winter.
My favourite POV from this book were Victarion Greyjoy and Cersei, they are both such interesting characters and their storylines have remained interest
That's it, finished, done, no more Game of thrones related fun now. Finished all current seasons of the television show, finished all currently available books, life is over haha. Seriously though, another great read! As much as I love the show I really do like how in depth the books are even though there is a lot to keep track of and a lot of characters!! The threads and events that happen in this book make book 6 a hard wait indeed...
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
I wanted to give this book 4 stars, but the ending was amazing :O
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Wow, I am definitely impressed by this series. It's unbelievable how many interesting and complex characters this man manages to invent and how all of their intricate story lines and histories intertwine. I can't wait to read the last two books!
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction-en, own-ni
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
May 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Dear George,sweet,lovely George...Get your gigantic butt on that chair and finish writing Winds of winter or I'll swear I'll die out of overthinking and you don't want to be responsable for any other death,do you?DO YOU?
Yeah,you probably don't give a F...
I think that this part was the most intense one from whole series...I liked the new characters...Thank you for killing half of them...And Snow?I mean WHAT?I hope red woman can handle this.I seriosly hope...
And you,my friend,really know how to ma
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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,

Other books in the series

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)
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