Stars: Five of five.Review format: Summary and one comment. Summary: In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance once again–beset 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 three times three thousand enemies, and many have set out to find her. Yet, as they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.To the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone–a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge yet. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.
And from all corners, bitter conflicts soon 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. (from goodreads.)Provenance: Family ebook
A Dance with Dragons. I read this for the first time in July 2011 because it was finally time to catch up on the series with the publication of this fifth book in the series.
So, why only four-and-a-half for this one? Punishment from me to GRRM for taking so long to write it, and scaring me. Ha ha just kidding, it’s five stars, because it’s worth it and George R R Martin is not your bitch. I was very happy to find all the depth and surprising changes with this book because I’d hate for all the promise of the first four to fizzle out.
So, when the sixth book is published, I guess I will reread the series … again. Maybe not, though. There is enough summary info on wikipedia to refresh my memory other ways. What about you – do you, can you, re-read these books?
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- The wikipedia summary is too spoilerish. That’s against my blog rules 😉
- Neil Gaiman scolds a reader for Entitlement Issues related to the long wait for this book.
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