After the Feast, the second part of the fifth volume of a Song of Ice and Fire is intensely captivating and heralds a victorious return by the Bard of Storytelling. All of the living (and possibly some dead) characters are back with a vengeance and the dragons are maturing alongside their flames. Martins impressively compelling world is most definitely on the move again.
The authors strength lies in his ability to continuously surprise, with his differing tales writhing and fusing together before capriciously exploding apart. Venom comes in many different forms; hostile thoughts and malicious words can be just as dangerous as poison if used shrewdly. The skirmishes and battles for power, revenge and sometimes just plain but vital survival continue.
The next novel in the series is awaited with bated breath, the tantalising title Winds of Winter declares that Winter is coming, whether the Westeros world is ready or not. ~ Liz Robinson
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: AFTER THE FEAST is the SECOND part of the fifth volume in the series. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In King's Landing the Queen Regent, Cersei Lannister, awaits trial, abandoned by all those she trusted; while in the eastern city of Yunkai her brother Tyrion has been sold as a slave. From the Wall, having left his wife and the Red Priestess Melisandre under the protection of Jon Snow, Stannis Baratheon marches south to confront the Boltons at Winterfell. But beyond the Wall the wildling armies are massing for an assault...On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all.
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
'Of those who work in the grand epic fantasy tradition, George R.R. Martin is by far the best'
'An absorbing, exciting read ... Martin's style is so vivid that you will be hooked within a few pages'
'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'
'Colossal, staggering ... Martin captures all the intoxicating complexity of the Wars of the Roses or Imperial Rome'
Publication date: 27/03/2014
Publisher: HarperVoyager an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||27th March 2014|
|Author:||George R. R. Martin|
|Publisher:||HarperVoyager an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Fantasy, Game of Thrones,|
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. CLICK HERE to read our 'Ask the Author' feature on George R.R. Martin. Author ...More About George R. R. Martin