A Dance with Dragons: After the Feast [Part 2] Paperback
Part of the Song of Ice and Fire series
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. 'Vivid, rich, multi-layered and utterly addictive' Daily Express.
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 592 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/03/2012
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780007466078
- Paperback from £8.65
Showing 1 - 5 of 5 reviews.
Review by devenish
As I continue to read through this truly mammoth piece of fantasy fiction I am astonished at the amount of work that has gone into it.Even as a mere reader and with the help of maps and charts of the many and various families I must admit to becoming somewhat lost at times.In this particular volume we lose several more of the characters which have been with us for some time and are introduced to quite a few new ones. While I found 'A Dance With Dragons - 1:Dreams and Dust" a little difficult to get through,this one,"A Dance With Dragons - 2: After The Feast" is much superior. Perhaps this is because here we are in the company of rather more of our favorite people. (Say no more)I don't know how long we shall have to wait for the next book or indeed how many volumes are to come before the end of this marvelous saga,but hopefully it won't be too long in either case.
Review by AHS-Wolfy
This volume continues on from part 1 but also integrates returning threads from book 4 and it's good to have some old favourites back with us once again. This is still very much a middle book in a series (albeit a long one) and as such it's still characters jostling for position without much headway being made in the overall plot. The ending is typical GRRM but as he's done it before I'm not entirely giving up hope as yet. There's probably a few too many characters and I'm sure the overall book length (if you combine parts 1 & 2) could have been cut down significantly without anyone crying too much about it. For instance, do we really need to know what's going on in Meereen when Dany isn't there? Still an excellent series though but best not ask the dread question otherwise you know what'll happen...(Insert GRRM next book meme here)
Review by Elliots89
I found part 2 of a Dance with Dragons a lot more interesting than the first part but I think this was mainly due to be being based around the more familiar characters (or possibly just more my favourite characters.) The story is still evolving and weaving its way along with more deaths and new characters. Now I just have to wait for the next book. AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH
Review by reading_fox
Finally a few iportant events start to begint o think about happening. There's still no significant progress though, and George's writing is getting worse.A much more united tome following a scattering of key characters in several places - although mostly at the Wall and in Meeren. However we also follow several minor characters who have not previously had the voice. This is annoying and serves only to pad out the word count. It is particularly annoying when there is already a major character present whose story we are also following albeit in a different timeline. There seems to be no reason at all that we spend chapters with Ser Selmy. We also finally get a few significant (ish) killings I'm not going to say who - but they hardly count as heros as they only ever featured for a few chapters - but these (seven books in) are the only characters who have had POV, that have been killed, despite all the rumours of the bloodthirsty nature of the series. Almost all of the prior cases the key character has been rescued in a later book despite a fade to black in the initial confrontation. He is running out of books (hopefully) to do this now.The key improvement however is that the dragons are finally big enough to be interesting. Given George's unstated chronology it is very difficult to say who quickly they've grown but it only seems like a year or two at the most that they've gone from armlet sized thorugh to big enough to bear a rider for significant distance. This seems unbelivable, but is counterbalanced by the joy that the story can finally maae soem sort of progress. and anyway, Dragons!I can't say that I'm desperately waiting for him to finish writing another two books (each of which is proabbly going to be split again, but with a decent editor cutting out the irrelevancies wouldn't need to be). But as throughout the series, each inidividual chapter remains intersting enough for me to probably get around ot reading them at some stage.
Review by Floratina
READ IN ENGLISH<br/><br/>The long wait has started. There are no more books to be read. It might take another five years before Winds of Winter is released. And there are so much questions that need to be answered. <br/><br/>After the feast was again a very enjoyable read. The story is very detailed and would be near perfect if <spoiler> Dany would finally go to Westeros </spoiler> . <br/>