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Der Sohn des Greifen

(A Song of Ice and Fire (1-in-2) #9)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  24,277 ratings  ·  950 reviews
Der Kampf um den eisernen Thron geht weiter ... Die heißersehnte Fortsetzung des größten Epos unserer Zeit!

Die Sieben Königreiche zerfallen weiter im Machtkampf der großen Adelshäuser, die einander eifersüchtig belauern in ihrer Gier nach dem Eisernen Thron. Einigkeit finden sie nur in ihrem Misstrauen gegen Daenerys Targaryen, der rechtmäßigen Erbin der Krone. Gemeinsam m
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Paperback, 830 pages
Published May 21st 2012 by Penhaligon (first published July 12th 2011)
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Charlotte May
“The only time a man can be brave is when he is afraid.”

I love these books so freaking much! So wonderful to be back with some of my faves who were missed in A Feast for Crows!

Tyrion:

“He had dreamed enough for one small life. And of such follies: love, justice, friendship, glory. As well as the dream of being tall.”

Now on the run, Tyrion is making his way across the free cities by any means. Meeting many interesting characters with their own fiery secrets. But of course things never go to pl
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Ahmad Sharabiani
A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire #5, Part 1 of 3), George R.R. Martin
A Dance with Dragons is the fifth of seven planned novels in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by American author George R. R. Martin.

The Wall and beyond: Stannis Baratheon, a claimant to the Iron Throne of Westeros, occupies the Wall at the realm's northern border, having helped to repel an invasion of wildlings from the northern wilderness. Stannis apparently executes Mance Rayder,
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Simra
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First things first, I would like to apologise for calling George RR Martin "pretentious" in my review of A Feast for Crows, but he really deserved it for writing a book like that. And then he writes A Dance With Dragons and amazes us with another excellently written multilayered book. I will try to keep this review short because I don't want to give away any spoilers.

"Fear not, my little friend. The blood of Aegon the Dragon flows in her veins."

In this volume, we see more of the North and acros
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Hasham Rasool
I have noticed the most readers watch Game of Thrones after they finished A Dance with Dragons. I am wondering whether I am one of them.

I really like this book. Alhamdulillah.

This book is definitely better than A Feast for Crow. That is my opinion.

I absolutely love this quote. 'A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.'

Lists of my favourite characters in A Song of Ice and Fire:
Eddard Stark
Arya Stark
Jon Snow
Daenerys Targaryen
Tyrion Lannister
Cersei Lan
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Ken
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whilst continuing through ASOIAF, I decided to use the ‘A Feast With Dragons’ combined reading order for Books 4 and 5.

This is more a summary of my reading experience rather than a review, as let’s face it those that have got this far would already love the books.

What makes this series great is the complex characters and various settings that gives an epic feel to this world.
The fact that these books introduce some more minor characters just adds so much more to the narrative.

I like those that a
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Lyndi
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this is the fifth instalment to the Fire and Ice Series. This book runs in alignment with A Feast for Crows but goes a bit further into the story. As well as the return of much loved characters like Tyrion Lannister, Bran Stark, Theon Greyjoy or Reek as he is known in this book (Maybe not him depending on whether you like him or not. Me personally I’m kind of half and half with him), Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and Davos Seaworth as well as some chapters on some character’s point of view tha ...more
Liam
Apr 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is so incredibly well written!

The characters and story are so cleverly developed!!

The world is so enchanting and feels so amazingly real!!!

Everything is just so fantastic and, despite this book's size, you can't help but get gripped and completely lost in it!!!!

This series is truly brilliant and this book fully supports that!!!!!
James
With only five months between my reading of A Feast for Crows and this, I dread to imagine how confused readers would be who'd been forced to wait the full five years between publications. I was confused as hell. I can see why George R.R. Martin thought he had to split books four and five this way - geographically - but I'm not convinced. This time the book focuses on the viewpoints that A Feast for Crows had ignored - concentrating on Jon, Tyrion, Daenerys, Bran and Reek (view spoiler) ...more
Elena
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm pretty sure as soon as I finish the second part of book 5, this installment will be my favourite.
mayy
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one."


Okay, so this took me a little longer to finish than I expected. But oh god, I didn't mind one bit.

George R R Martin continues to surprise me. I expected a lot from this book in the series, no different from any of the other ones, but so much happend I really needed to sit back after every chapter and try to comprehend what just happend.

The characters were really great, and so fucking disgusting
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Abram
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
My Rating: 5/5

Guys I really don't know what to say actually. The novel is really great like all the other asoiaf novels.
I am now a fan boy and My review don't actually count as a review. I will try to write a review for this book with the second part of adwd. Thank you.<>
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- ̗̀ whoreofbookboyfriends ̖́-
I’m slowly but surely finishing this series and it’s bittersweet, just because I know that I’ll have to wait approximately 25 years for the next book.
But anywaaay, I obviously loved this book, the characters are the best aspect of this book I’m sure you guys would also agree.
But the editions that I have is where the last book is actually in two parts, this was the first so I have one more part and then I’m freaking done! I’m so excited to finally end this but also so not! It brings back such n
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Ivana S.

Tyrion, Jon, Daenerys, Davos... They're back!!! Yes!

It is soo good to know where they ended up after A Storm of Swords. I missed Jaime, but I didn't have much time to think about that because of so many new events. I mean, ''Griff'' and his son? Oh, that was so interesting! That changes everything and I can't wait to see what happens next.

This part of series was very intense, which made it almost impossible to put down. Even when I had to take a break from reading, A Dance with Dragons was in
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Asia
Jan 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition


The end (at least in polish edition it ended on this scene):





Off we go to the next part, which is even longer!

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Nat
Apr 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
I love it but some places were a bit slower than others which is why I couldn't rate in 5 stars. One more book left!!!
Sarah u
I started reading this book back in November, but about a third of the way in I got a little fed up with it and put it down. I can't say whether I was still a bit put off by A Feast for Crows, or simply not in the mood, but it didn't grab me and I was fearing another well-written novel that was ultimately a slog. It was only when my brother came to visit me at Christmas and promised me things do pick up that I decided to give it another go. He wasn't wrong, things certainly did get better almost ...more
Daniel Simon
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this straight of the bat after A Feast for Crows made this book a lot easier to follow (it's going to be hard after this one till The Winds of Winter come out to remember everything).

Martin apologizes with saying that not much story actually happen with this book, but I'd rather look at it as learning and understanding the characters more in this volume than in last volumes. I think in this series a lot of people are disappointed that its not all blood shed and tears after the epic and e
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Craig "NEEDS MORE DAMN TIME TO READ !!!!"
Another great and exciting book! Things sure are starting to heat up in regards where the story is heading. Some of the revelations revealed in this book where astounding in relation to the story too. Now comes the hard choice....this 'book 5' is in two parts so I do have another to read but because we are still awaiting a release date for book 6, well, I think I may put off reading part 2 for now because it's going to drive me mad waiting for the new book, I have had it on good authority from o ...more
Matthew Appleton
Possibly the best one yet, but maybe that's only because it followed the God awful Feast for Crows. I now have one Game of Thrones book left and I've finished the series. I'm reading them for my brother's sake, mostly, who read them all whilst travelling the world and wanted to talk to me about them. I've given them 4 stars, which is maybe a push for a lot of them, I can't say I 'really liked' them all. I'm not sure how I feel about them.

George R.R. Martin once said something like, 'I don't enj
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Asha Seth
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, thrillers, fantasy
My least favorite of the set, perhaps!
Alicia Huxtable
Jun 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To be honest, I really struggled with this installment. Which is probably because I watched the show first, but so much was different. And I found it to be a slower paced book too. The characters were still great but I just couldn't get into it.
Shifad
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
This book was released in 2011. I appreciate the sentiments - " When the writing is this good, its worth the wait" - when I was reading the first book. In retrospect, I could not be any more wrong. To hell with the wait. I need the remaining books, like right now!

And we are back with Tyrion, Daenerys and Jon Snow and I am happy to be reunited with them. Eventhough, I missed Cersei and her madness, I had Reek and Ramsay to satisfy the evil side of my conscience ( Buhaha). Theon had it very much l
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Danielle
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, read-in-2015
4.75/5
Going to keep this a shorter review this time with no 'spoilery' sections because there is waaaay too much to talk about and I would definitely be writing this review into next year...
Yet again another fantastic book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Every single book in this series I think to myself 'At some point this series is going to stop being epic and I'm going to reach a point when it doesnt get any better' but nope. I was wrong. Not only does this series get better and better
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Siobhan
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This continues on after A Storm Of Swords, telling us the story of the characters who were not present in A Feast For Crows. This time we’re seeing more of the north and across the sea, finding out what was going on in the time frame of A Feast Of Crows in the south. I can honestly say I enjoyed this one a lot more than A Feast For Crows, but for me that was due to the stories of my favourite characters being brought back to the forefront of our attention along with them developing further. I’ll ...more
Kirra
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

It's been about four or so years since I read the fourth book in the Game of Thrones series so it was very helpful that George R.R Martin wrote a little introduction reminding readers that the events of this book happen at the same time as the events in A Feast for Crows but is told from the perspectives of the characters we didn't see in the fourth book, Tyrion, Daenerys, Jon, as well as Bran and Reek. I think that's a great idea because we're not losing their stories b
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Almantė (Ravenclaw_of_Shire)
And this is my 100th book this year.
Kelly Duncan
Jan 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
should maybe start updating again...
Kyriakos Sorokkou

Because Martin's manuscript of his fourth book was a gazillion times longer than the third, he decided to separate it.
Not chronologically but location wise.

This was the second time reading the series, so I tried something different.
I found online a list that combines the chapters of A Feast for Crows with the chapters mainly of this first volume (Dreams and Dust).
I read the 2nd part (After the Feast) almost on its own.

So instead of just reading about Cercei and co., I was reading something like
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Melanie
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book; it was the easiest to read, probably because all the good story lines that were missing in A Feast for Crows are back - Jon, Daenerys, Tyrion. But on top of these there are more new people, more new places. I've kinda given up trying to keep track of the people in the newer ones because the cast list is getting a bit unwieldy. And quite a major new thread has been introduced into this already incredibly complex series, one with no fore-shadowing whatsoever: it's just suddenl ...more
Vanessa
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't really review this without risking spoilers so suffice it to say that it was great to have some of my favourite characters back. Ramsay Snow/Bolton gets crazier and more awful with every appearance. Dany still has major issues. Bran's storyline is still depressing. Tyrion is just as sassy. Bring on part 2.
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George Raymond Richard "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 chil
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Other books in the series

A Song of Ice and Fire (1-in-2) (10 books)
  • Die Herren von Winterfell (Das Lied von Eis und Feuer, #1)
  • A Muralha de Gelo (As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo #2)
  • A Fúria dos Reis (As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo #3)
  • Die Saat des goldenen Löwen (Das Lied von Eis und Feuer, #4)
  • A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3: Part 1 of 2)
  • A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3: Part 2 of 2)
  • O Festim dos Corvos (As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo, #7)
  • O Mar de Ferro (As Crónicas de Gelo e Fogo, #8)
  • A Dance with Dragons 2: After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5, Part 2 of 2)

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