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A Song of Ice and Fire (5) - A Dance With Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust by George R. R. Martin
  

A Song of Ice and Fire (5) - A Dance With Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust

Part of the A Song of Ice and Fire Series
Fantasy   Game of Thrones   

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Magnificently descriptive and eloquent, Dreams and Dust continues to bring to life a realm and characters so real, you feel you can reach out and touch them. Martins ability to compose a substantial and tangible world is absolute.

The beginning of Dreams and Dust takes you back, to just after A Storm of Swords and runs concurrently alongside A Feast for Crows. A period of relative peace dawns, allowing the dragons and other characters time to grow and collations to form and be rent asunder.

In a time to forge alliances, it is essential that every thought and move is considered. The hidden is slowly revealed, yet another claimant enters the fray and predatory courtship prowls to the forefront alongside ambition.

A Dance with Dragons has been split into two, as soon as you have finished Dreams and Dust you will want to race straight into After the Feast. There are apparently two more books to come in the A Song of Ice and Fire series and you can't help but feel that we are currently experiencing an unnatural calm before the thunderous storm. ~ Liz Robinson

If you like George R. R. Martin you might also like to read books by Stephen Donaldson, Maria Dahvana Headley and Karen Miller.

Synopsis

A Song of Ice and Fire (5) - A Dance With Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust by George R. R. Martin

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.

Song of Ice and Fire series:
1. A Game of Thrones
2. A Clash of Kings
3. A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow
4. A Storm of Swords 2 : Blood and Gold
5. A Feast for Crows
6. A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust
7. A Dance with Dragons 2 : After the Feast

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

George R. R. Martin published his first story in 1971 and quickly rose to prominence, winning four HUGO and two NEBULA AWARDs in quick succession before he turned his attention to fantasy with the historical horror novel FEVRE DREAM, now a Fantasy Masterwork. Since then he has won every major award in the fields of fantasy, SF and horror. His magnificent epic saga A Song of Ice and Fire is redefining epic fantasy for a new generation. George R. R. Martin lives in New Mexico.

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Book Info

Publication date

27th March 2014

Author

George R. R. Martin

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Publisher

HarperVoyager an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
704 pages

Categories

Fantasy
Game of Thrones

Fantasy

ISBN

9780007548286

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