A Dance with Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust by George R.R. Martin

A Dance with Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust

By George R.R. Martin

  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
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Description

HBO’s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R R Martin’s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age.

A DANCE WITH DRAGONS: DREAMS AND DUST is the FIRST part of the fifth volume in the series.

In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction.

Tyrion Lannister, having killed his father, and wrongfully accused of killing his nephew, King Joffrey, has escaped from King’s Landing with a price on his head.

To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone – a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow has been elected 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. But Jon has enemies both inside and beyond the Wall.

And in the east Daenerys Targaryen struggles to hold a city built on dreams and dust.

Reviews

‘In the grand epic fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best'
Time Magazine

‘Richly satisfying and utterly engrossing’
Sunday Times

‘The sheer mind-boggling scope of this epic has sent other fantasy writers away shaking their heads …Its ambition: to construct the Twelve Caesars of fantasy fiction, with characters so venomous they could eat the Borgias’
Guardian

‘Colossal, staggering … Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome'
SFX

About the author

George R.R. Martin is the author of fourteen novels, including five volumes of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, several collections of short stories and numerous screen plays for television drama and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Reviews

  • Why all the confusion?

    5
    By Leons12
    I'm amazed by the stupidity in some of the reviews. One guy appears to have read the same book twice, blissfully unaware. Then commented that the two were all but the same...really? A Dance with Dragons is one book, split into 2 parts. As a general rule of thumb read part one first, you might then find that book two makes a little more sems. For me a dance with dragons is on par with the 4 books that have come before it, compelling, a page turner and as with the others I had to force myself to put it down each and every time and couldn't wait to pick it up again. Put simply if you've liked the books in this series you have read so far you will like this one!
  • Back to full strength

    4
    By trevorivory
    The energy of this series was starting to be lost but this is back to almost full power, especially towards the end when the unexpected demise of key characters continues.
  • 5*****

    5
    By MJCH88
    Amazing book, I can not speak highly enough of this series. I read all the books in a month or two, I could not put them down. I have left the last chapter of A Dance With Dragons unread in anticipation of the next book taking as long as this one to be published. Maybe I'll read half a page a year. Few points. There are not 3 books. A dance of dragons part 1 & 2 are "paper back versions" witch should contain additional chapters from the next book which were not published in the hard back version. However it is more expensive to buy part 1 & 2 compared to buying the hard back version. In regards to the point below about characters not being featured that are your "favourite", you will find that as a characters story arc advances that your view point of them might change considerably this is what Martin does amazingly.
  • Scott Mckechnie

    1
    By Dj Scott mac
    Having enjoyed the first 3 which took over my life untill I finished them I am now at a loss Book 4 the reviews say is far from the standard of the ones I read and leave out all the characters I have enjoyed and come to know and book 5 seems to be a confusing mess of two parts with an overpriced book 5 also in the store( 3 different book fives) Having enjoyed the others I refuse to waste money on the rest especially the three book fives and am disappointed now I will not finish the story And without a clear follow on I think the whole series is a waste as like me there must be a lot of people stopping at book 3 because of the confusion that follows Stop now and search for an author with consistency And should the author take the time to read what his fans write he will know how badly he has let them down And I won't be buying any more from this author
  • Brilliant

    5
    By AJScottie84
    It just keeps getting better, I couldn't put it down!
  • A con

    1
    By Firekillers
    Although the book goes into a little more detail it's basically the same book as the last one.
  • Too expensive

    1
    By KlimateKhange
    Get both books for £7 at Asda. eBooks should not be this expensive.
  • Hopeful

    1
    By BDhussar
    I could not believe that after A Dance with Dragons that there was a part 2. I dove in and bought it immediately only to find it was the same thing I had just finished. There should be some sort of warning.
  • Warning

    5
    By blink182fan88
    Because people seem to have purchased part two without realising that this is two halves of an already published book I don't want you to waste your money repurchasing. This book is excellent however if you have read the hardback to dance with dragons this is not a new book. Just to save your money :)

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