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A Dance with Dragons : A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five - George R R Martin

A Dance with Dragons

A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five

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Published: 29th October 2013
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Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series-as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance-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 thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind.

Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys's claim to Westeros forever.

Meanwhile, 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. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.

From all corners, bitter conflicts 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.

Praise for A Dance with Dragons

"Filled with vividly rendered set pieces, unexpected turnings, assorted cliffhangers and moments of appalling cruelty,A Dance with Dragons is epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined."-The Washington Post

"Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers."-The New York Times

"One of the best series in the history of fantasy."-Los Angeles Times




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songs of Ice & Fire book 5

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
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  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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      Continuing the great story - lots of twists & turns

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      One of the best reads I've ever had

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

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        I have read all the books in this collection and awaiting the 2015 nextedition. I ready everyday so this keeps me going for a while. It was really easy to read and a definite page turner.

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        "Filled with vividly rendered set pieces, unexpected turnings, assorted cliffhangers and moments of appalling cruelty, "A Dance with Dragons" is epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined."--"The Washington Post"" " "Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.""--The New York Times"" " "One of the best series in the history of fantasy.""--Los Angeles Times" "From the Hardcover edition."

        ISBN: 9780553582017
        ISBN-10: 0553582011
        Series: Song of Ice and Fire
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 1152
        Published: 29th October 2013
        Publisher: Bantam
        Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.9  x 4.6
        Weight (kg): 0.48