A Dance With Dragons No. 2- After The Feast

by George Martin

3.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

3.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


Book 5, Part 2 of A song of Ice and Fire. The fifth volume, part two of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. Now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast.
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.

Genre, Thrill Mystery Adventure

About The Author

George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin; September 20, 1948), often referred to as GRRM, is an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, a screenwriter, and television producer. He is best known for his international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, which was later adapted into the HBO dramatic series Game of Thrones.

Martin serves as the series' co-executive producer, and also scripted four episodes of the series. In 2005, Lev Grossman of Time called Martin “the American Tolkien”, and the magazine later named him one of the “2011 Time 100”, a list of the “most influential people in the world.

Average Reader Rating

3.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings

Reader Reviews

6 reviews for A Dance With Dragons No. 2- After The Feast

  1. 3 out of 5

    “Good Reading”

  2. 4 out of 5

    It’s been exactly 4 days since I’ve finished the last book of the epic fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire” known to everyone by the adapted TV series which carries the 1st book’s name “Game of Thrones” and all that I can do now is to wait for the next one to be released, which is NOT an easy task! The books took me through this amazing journey in which I found myself really attached to the characters, suffering their agony, anticipating in their glory, screaming their pain and shouting their words out loud, it even grew to an addiction in the last book; to the point that I’ve been reading while driving to work, taking a 1000 pages book with me to the bathroom, dressing myself while devouring words and sniffing paper, chapter after chapter, I didn’t even notice the page numbers until I had to sleep and put in a bookmark. The story is being told by a dozen of characters that involves a hundred characters that I’ve found myself remembering their names, their motto, their houses’ names, their guards, their foes, their sigils, their stupidity, their cunning thoughts, their weapons, their dreams, their looks (hair/eye color, height and weight) and their complex personalities, it’s like a tree with an endless number of branches that produces other branches not to mention the ancient roots that might have touched the core of the earth and if you look around you’ll find that that tree has multiple trunks.

  3. 4 out of 5

    The chapters in all the GOT books are organized by character so that an alternative way to read the books is to do just and follow one character through each of the volumes, rather than read each volume from cover to cover as one would normally. Since each character follows part of the overall timeline they sometimes overlap each other’s narrative, but most often not, and it is an interesting way to follow the various twists and turns of the plot through all the volumes not just this one.Sometimes one has the feeling that it is simply a script for a computer game but the pace and complexity of the story never slackens for a minute and whichever way you choose to read it, a very well written and engrossing tale. Don’t for a second be put off by those litsnobs who equate popularity with mediocrity. This is a series in a true sense and repays the effort spent disentangling the plot and characters. If you like a simpler life then feel free to go and read Harry Potter for the nth time.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Finally I have come to the (current) end of the A Song of Ice and Fire series – it’s been a long journey but now I can happily remain unspoiled and wait forThe Winds of Winter (whenever that might come about).The second volume of A Dance with Dragons was just as good as the first, with the added inclusion of some totally badass scenes – Daenerys anyone? And so many questions have been left waiting answers in the upcoming book, all of which I am pretty excited about. This book had it all: blood and gore, intrigue and treachery, mystery and the supernatural. What a series.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Look, I will always give these books 5 stars because I love the world so much and I’ve given so much time to read them and invested in the characters. But after reading this book, I am pretty angry, I still trust George to write this world but I’m starting to get sick of how he is dealing with some of the most important story lines, and most peoples favourite characters. I would never spoil anything, but certain things that he makes happen in this book made me question whether he even cares about his audience anymore and moreover the people in these books, and that he is just trying to drag out this story for as long as possible because he loves to keep us guessing, but also never letting us feel safe about any characters. I usually accept this but after 7 books he has got to give me something that leads me to believe that following this story matters in terms of the audience being rewarded with good things happening to favourite characters. Overall I am worried whether the conclusion to the series- 2 books away I know- wont be what any fan will be happy with if George continues to kill, maim, and destroy everything that we hold dear: until we are left with nothing to hold onto anymore.

  6. 4 out of 5

    The First Part of A Dance With Dragons fairly ripped along, but everything felt as though it came to a juddering halt with this book. Part of the problem, for me, is that while the sheer number of characters give it a sense of scale you never really get to spend too much time with any of them. The result of that is bigger gaps between each little event in their story, so there a lot of little increments but not nearly enough to drive through the plodding nature of things. Characters that you’ve become attached to disappear for vast chunks of time, and ones you know only have bit parts end up filling chapters that feel a bit tacked on – more like the author’s background notes to himself. The problem with ‘big’ characters being overwhelmed by lesser ones, is that when something of import happens to them there’s less attachement – oh well, s/he hasn’t done much in the last book and a half.I’m beginning to suspect that having so many characters is a bit of a writer’s device to avoid having to deal with things – like resolving the story. It’s much harder to write 100 pages about one character’s point of view, if you want to keep that character’s momentum going, than writing lots of short chapters about events from the viewpoints of multiple minor characters you rarely have to worry about again. I think the TV series does a good job of cutting through a lot of the waffle, as needs must; certainly with this book I found myself beginning to skip large chunks of prose.

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