Part 2 After the Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire) - A Dance With Dragons

ByGeorge R.R Martin

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bill patterson
There is so much happening in these books and unless you have read the others of the series, you will be a bit lost. Well worth reading but language and Adult themes make it a book for the older teenager and up. Very well written and engrossing. The only frustrating bit is the fact I have to wait for the next book in the series!
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mona bacon
HOW long am I going to have to wait for the next installment!? This book leaves you hanging as do all of them. I couldn't read it fast enough and this book is a tome, more than a novel so I couldn't find enough time. This author is a sheer genius and what a delight. He adds so many good details, and tells a good story. Plot twists galore. They are great!
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jason terk
I love George R. R. Martin's series, "A Song of Ice and Fire," of which this volume is the second part of Book 5. I can't wait for Book 6 to come out! Martin always ends a volume with many cliffhangers....
Alone (The Girl in the Box Book 1) :: Dreamsongs: Volume I :: Dying of the Light: A Novel :: The Dragon Songs Saga: The Complete Epic Quartet :: The Rage of Dragons
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ceren ergenc
The day the book arrived I was so excited. I was thinking I could read this one "Dance of the Dragons" Part 2 until book six was released. After reading this book it seems as if someone bundled Book 5 and Book 5 part 2, hence attempting to create a total different read , thus misleading the customer. This was a sad let down for me and I am sure a lot of other readers felt the same way readers felt the same way.
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This book ties up a lot of loose ends in Book Four and sets the scene for what is to come next. Of course the frustrating thing is WHEN is the next book ever going to come out? I love the maturation of Sansa and Arya and the very different directions they go both physically and psychologically. Jon Snow is developing into a strong leader with many challenges ahead. Dany and her dragons, can't say too much that would spoil things for the reader, but let me just say that there is a lot happening in her world in this book. A must read but come on, George, we have waited far too long……
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elisabeth middleton
I am a HUGE fan of George Martin and have read all of his books. When I saw there was another book called Dance with Dragons part 2, I was thrilled. I was able to get it via a gift card. I couldn't wait to sit down and read it. However, I kept waiting for part two. I kept reading and kept waiting. Finally, I woke up that this part 2 was more or less the same as Dance with the Dragons. What a waste of a gift card. I was so disappointed.
Too bad that I hadn't read other people's opinions.
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mike mcguffie
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natalie g
I did not realize that when I placed the order for Book 5, this it is in 2 parts if you are purchasing it in paperback. This was not a purchase for me, but a gift for a friend that was not able to purchase his own. Part 2 in a series is not much good unless you have read Part 1. Silly mix-up, but a rather embarrassing one since it was a gift!
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kevin tumlinson
I find it very interesting, and also I need to think about the characters a lot more as more and more sub plots are introduced. I am finding I want to pick up the kindle all the time, and remember what is happening to everyone else as a lot of characters are not mentioned here. And as I know this is how George. R. Martin wrote parts 1 and 2
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A little too long and meandering for my taste. Hurry up and get to the point please Mr Martin. The endless references to historical events and meticulously detailed descriptions of the scenery became a bit boring.
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I was disappointed because I thought it was a second part to A Dance with Dragons which I already bought and read. Instead it is the same book.
Certainly I would rate A dance with dragons as a 5 star, but I felt like this book was falsely titled.
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leslie gottlieb
As I have yet to receive the product ( I am informed that there are some problems with this product and that the store are unable to provide it) I have therefore paid for but not yet received it - would be grateful for some advice!!!! Because of this, I am wary of ordering any further products until sorted out or I am advised otherwise!!!!
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Please note this is not a new release, it is half of the hard back copy previously released, dont buy if you have the hardback. Otherwise a good read, dont be fooled however by the advert of "new release"
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pam mallari
What a waste!!!!!
I bought this book thinking it was a new one. But it had already released as part of Book 4 and I had read it. They have now re-released the book in two parts, and this is the second of those two parts.
So what was purported to be an extension of the series contained not one single new word of the story! The most disappointing book purchase I've made in years.
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ang lique
This purchase is a waste of your $$$$s. To prepare for it, I reread Dance w/ Dragons. When "Part 2" arrived, I was majorly disappointed to discover that it had not ONE WORD of new material! Save your $$$s folks. THIS IS A RIP-OFF!!!!
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I don't hate the story or the series. What I hate is a book that looks to be a second part, but in no way shows that it is the same as the whole "Dance with Dragons" that I already read. When I received this book and sat down to enjoy another installment of the series, I was sorely disappointed. They should have a disclaimer on the ordering page. And, to the person who said it would be hard to read a 1000 page book, I did it and had no problems at all.
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This book is just a shortened version of a Dance with Dragons and isn't part 2 at all. It is the exact chapters in a Dance with Dragons with one new chapter only on Theon Greyjoy. What a rip off! What was the purpose of this book other than ripping off the consumer?
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devorah hale

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Too many new characters without any conclusions in the original characters. Wandering story line with no end in sight. I was very disappointed & felt I had wasted my time reading these books. Way too much time spent on descriptions of practically everything and then repeating them over and over. These books were a tedious read but I hung on hoping for the story to come together but........what can I say. It's a mess.
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eleanor hoeger
Won't read another one. It's just all over the place and the favourite people so well discribed in the first book are just becoming a side issue. G Martin is really stretching this serious way beyond a good story.
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therese ng
Chapter after chapter in part 2 of a dance with dragons was taken directly out of part 1 of a dance with dragons. Essentially nothing more then a direct repeat of the last half of part 1. The cost of buying part 2 was a complete waste of the money it cost.
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may papa
This book is nothing more than a copy of the last half of book five. A total ripoff. On npart of the hack author and publishing company. Check it out with the turncoat chapter in first part (in book five). The only reason I gave it one star was because it was the only way I could print a review, it doesn't deserve any stars. He's probably only stalling for time because the TV series is catching up! The TV series on HBO is excellently done!!!!
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I too pre-ordered this book thinking it contained new material. Prior to it's release, when i pre-viewed the book on the the store website, it DID contain new material. However, it is the 2nd half of the 5th book. I was soooo excited to read what i expected to be new amazing stories as is the standard with George R R Martin's work - but was totally let down as I started flicking through the chapters to actually realise i was reading something i'd already purchased :( I thought maybe there was a mistake - but I guess not judging by the previous reviews. However, will be waiting for book 6 eagerly:)
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AS someone who had just finished A DANCE WITH DRAGONS I could remember exactally what was in it, and Part 2 was just a word for word repeat of A DANCE OF DRAGONS. I was so disappointed! I was expecting a continuation of the series not a repeat of the same book with a different title. So, am waiting impatiently for THE WINDS OF WINTER and hoping it will be a new verture of my favorite players. I just hope and pray he doesn't kill off Daenerys and Tryion as they are my favorites!
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oral anli
I started reading this series of which this is the fifth after seeing the TV series. They as far as they go are very good. What has got my goat is the fact that at the end of book 5 and there is still no end in sight. Half the characters that I liked have disappeared others are dead and although some of the bad guys are dead there are still way too many of them still out there. Now I have to wait for George to write the next book!!!!
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I was so looking forward to this having just finished Dance With Dragons in hardback and assuming that this as part two was a continuation of that. Waited with bated breath for the publication date and then it was here on my Ipad. Great disappointment on opening it to discover that this is in fact a repackaged version where the book I had just read has been chopped into two and sold separately. Fortunately I bought the Kindle version and the store lets you reverse the purchase pretty quickly.
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leneah willis
I've bought all the rest and have been waiting unreservedly for the next book. I figured Martin must have divided the material in the same way as volume 3. The identical price to a full book did not clarify things. Imagine my joy to discover that my purchase took me 30 minutes to complete including time looking through the last release to confirm I had been scammed. Rip-off.
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angus woodman
I began to read it only to discover it contained mostly parts of the previous book that I had read. I have found this with George's books in the past, they seem to change the covers and the titles and you don't know whether it is a new title, story or what!
I ended up skipping through it when I realized I had read this part before. It was like an edited version of the last book.
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the store have packaged the book into two parts for the Kindle. I thought this was a new book but its the same one I already bought last year. I feel so ripped off! They should put something in their blurb to alert people.
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preordered this book and was getting a sense of de ja vu as i was reading it.Just read some of the reviews and i am also not happy.I had downloaded the previous book so a warning from the store that this was going to have a lot of the same in it would have been nice.Seriously thinking about buying anymore.
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janet johnson
I preordered this a few weeks ago thinking this was a part 2 of the lastest book and not really paying much attention to what i was actually buying. But turns out after it was released that it was only the 5th book that was actually split into 2 parts, but the part 1 of Dance with Dragons was never advertised on the store until the 2nd part was released. Felt scammed want a refund.
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jen padgett bohle
don't purhase this if you have the original dances with dragons, this is not the next book, as I was expecting a new book with the continuation where the last one finished....not worth getting just old content, do not buy......I feel badly ripped off as ordered this as a pre-order.....
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dr kat
A Dance with Dragons 2: After the Feast was excellent. I loved catching up with all the characters I haven’t read about since A Storm of Swords. Dany had a big part in this book. Yay! Like the other books in the series, this one was packed with tension, drama and twists and turns. I loved the ending of this one. Some bad s*** is going to go down in The Winds in the Winter. Cersei is as unpleasant as ever. Tyrion is shaping up to be okay. I’m really starting to dislike Jon Snow. I liked him a lot in the earlier books but he’s changed in the last couple and not in a good way. Things are going to get really crazy in the next book.
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lindy loo
Having revelled in the pride that I've finally finished this collection (so far, at least), I can say without hesitation that things are looking up for the series.

That is to say that there were still many chapters that had me bored and flicking forward to see whose chapter was next. Although unlike the two prior novels, the good parts were VERY good!

It's tricky to review these stories as it's so easy to put in accidental spoilers, so I will say one thing: if you like ANY of the books, this will likely be one of your favourites. And for those who feel the drag as I did, stick with it. The payoff is worth it.
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I was fine with this 5th installment in the series until nearly half-way. I abandoned ship. Too many characters. Reintroduction of insignificant characters. No continuation of major characters. There is too much detail in the dialog and too many people are named that have no bearing on the story. Half-way through around 700 names had been mentioned and my brain had problems sorting out who was with what camp and who was related to who. The regions of the various lands and countries becomes confusing. If reading on a Kindle you really need a map to refer to for each chapter. Too much detail. Good luck sorting it all out.It is rare that I abandon this far into a book, but it became a struggle.
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olivia dalby
Sadly, this series has become an indistinct, rambling soap opera. The central plot, a civil war to determine the next king amidst a looming existential threat to the entire realm, has now just dissolved into a sprawling mess. Formerly central characters disappear for entire volumes or are simply killed off (something that was critically heralded as superior writing). However, in doing this, the author squanders all the previous effort he spent in character development, and since he fails to "back fill" the literary murder with new, compelling characters, he is killing the series itself. The warrior characters, indistinct from one another, simply come and go, distinguishable only in their loyalty to (insert name of faceless liege lord here). The overall effect is of an author merely churning out pages in order to cash a check; it is cynical and sad. What was once an 'edge of the seat' page-turner is just a commercial exercise.
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Since the book version and the extenda-series applications from multiple different brain sources...One can actually read all the books and have nary a clue to the overall concept of Game of Thrones storytelling when it converts to screen, it's like having two separate entities...Each with its own timeframe, storyline, character demise, or exhaltation. The book just needs to follow the book. When the screening starts, the whole thing metamorphasizes into and through a mind of its own. Still awaiting "The Winds of Winter"....I was led to believe this would be a two-part book set...tying up, clarifying, and emphasizing story lines Those story lines are not that difficult to tie together as a reading project, but perhaps Maestro Martin has something more in mind that will knock us all a bit more briskly off our feet, eh?.
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This is the first part of the Dance with Dragons, remember that the story line is the same, Feast for Crows only features a few characters because there was so much material, Martin decided to split the story. This version continues right after the feast. I expect another part II to this. For the whole version, just purchase the regular 1,000+ page Dance with Dragons, then sit and wait for book 6, to be released later this year.
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collin mickle
Pay no attention to the negative reviews. This book along with its partner are identical to A Dance with Dragons in hardback. For those bemoaning the fact it has been split into 2 volumes, I ask a simple question - How do you turn a 1040 page hardback into one paperback that is readable and durable? You can't, it takes 2 volumes. The books are great ... HBO's series is remaining faithful to them. If you don't already own the hardback, buy these with confidence that you are getting the continuation of the series. As for the series, it is fantastic. I am in the process of rereading the entire series and can't believe the details I missed with the first reading!! If you want paperback editions, buy these and enjoy, you won't be disappointed
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betty c
This is not a new book guys and girls. Originally the book was broke up into two parts. However later after the increase in the series popularity a book was published that contained both parts all in one. SO UNLESS YOUR BOOK IS TITLED A DANCE WITH DRAGONS 1: DREAMS AND DUST, DO NOT PURCHASE THIS BOOK! Im tired of seeing people giving this book a bad review due to their own ignorance. It is a great book and your mistake in making a buy without doing proper research doesnt call for you to say its a bad book. Hell it says after the feast. Lets think everybody... what book came before a dance with dragons???? A Feast of Crows right? So wow now that 2: After the Feast would mean this is part of the book that is right after that last book. Just use your heads guys and it would have been obvious
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jasmine rogers
I was entranced from the first book. No, addicted would be a better description. I couldn't wait to read all five. The characters are so complex and diverse. Some I hated, they were so corrupt and disgustingly selfish. I wanted him to kill them off quickly. But, like in real life they manage to keep thriving! Others, I got sucked into and admired. Yet,they had some exceptional human flaws and twists in their thinking. I want to find out the final outcomes. I'm waiting for George to hurry up and finish the next one!! He really left us hanging. Come on George - get er' done!
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stefan yates
I was super disapointed after waiting so long for this book to have well over half of it be sections from former books!! That is just Crap Mr Martin for cheating us all like that. Makes me not want to finish the series when the final book comes out.
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ire ne
Twisting and turning towards a surprising conclusion, this volume has been meaty and demands more attention than many of its canon. Enjoyable at times and slow at others, do not lose heart: its worth enduring. More of our favourite characters and the twists are reminiscent of the earlier books, marking a bit of a return to form. Smashing.
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I can't wait for the next book in the series. I spent last Christmas holidays lost in the land of Westeros, and I really want to know what has happened to Arya. I like mediaeval fiction, and this series is like a combination of The Tudors, War of the Roses, and Lord of the Rings, and with a cast of thousands. The books are way better than the TV series, though it is interesting to see how the characters are portrayed on the small screen.
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This clearly states part 2...therefore if you have bought part 1 soft cover this is new, if you bought hardcover, this is old...stop leaving poor reviews because of your inadequate reading skills. Overall this book is just as good as the others and I enjoyed it and can't wait for the next.

Also no need to hate on this review if you gave it one star and ranted, since I don't care anyway and you probably didn't read this to its full extent anyway.
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amy parson
The Game of Thrones series has become a slowly meandering saga, not without interest, but no longer gripping or compelling. It has to be said, and I'm sorry to say it, but I'm not waiting eagerly for the conclusion (or most likely, another installment) to be published. Too bad. The beginning of the series WAS gripping. Somewhere after book 3 the impetus was lost and it became just another over-reaching Lord of the Rings wannabe. The essence of a great story is still there, but the focus is gone, and it plods intead of races. That's the kiss of death for an epic series. Still, it was great while it lasted.
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If you already have the box set in paperback, the last book in the set, (A Dance with Dragons,) is complete and already contains the chapters in in this book. The Winds of Winter will be the next book. Check the table of contents in "Look inside" to verify whether the book you have already contains the chapters offered here. I did not buy but almost did thinking my paperback was not complete. 1 star for the mislead.
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liz theis
Yes, I knew this was Part 2. The author himself, in book 1 stated that he would be splitting the book. He also said, as I recall, that the second book would focus on different story lines than those presented in the first book. So I was waiting for what happened to Cat Stark (you know what I'm referring to). What about Bran and the people he was travelling with? Why are you telling me again everything I already read in Part 1? Book 7 better be good...
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maria habib
I am gutted - thought this was an extra volume to the Dance of Dragons based on the title and description but it isn't! A waste of money as the chapters in here were already in Dance of Dragons. Very misleading and I am trying to find out if I can get a refund!
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Unlike many people I actually read the symopsis and realised that this is the second half to the paperback version of the hardback of the same title. The book is brilliant but if you already own the hardback don't purchase because it isn't new material. And for all other reviewers I can't understand why 2 mins research wasn't done when the title is EXACTLY the same as the hardback. Highly recommend this book.
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I am not impressed with this book being listed. Unless you are aware of the paper back version being sold in two parts it looks like the second part of the book of the same name sold last year. However that book was complete and included this "part 2". Since "part 1" isn't sold for Kindle I am very much inclind to believe this was a deliberate attempt to cheat people. Not everyone will get to read their pre order when it first arrives or bother to get a refund. The fact that it was a pre order you wouldn't think it was a part of a book released at least six months previous. Disgusting and dishonest marketing,
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anthony chandra
Seems I am another one who pre-ordered this book thinking it was new material and the continuation of the series. Turns out this was wrong and this has already been part of an earlier published version which I've read, of course. I want my money back!
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erica carter
I've slogged through all 5 books , each one worse than the previous, it was really the fascination of just how bad they could get! By Book 5, I didn't care who lived or died, I was fed up with the lot of them. G.R.R. Martin should take a good long look at Bernard Cornwell's books, cut out the endless repetition posing as "background" and use his imagination in place of his cut and paste facility. Can I give No stars? apparently not but one is too much
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Buyers beware - this is not a new book but half a book (well maybe more like a quarter of a book). My reasoning follows:

A Feast For Crows - book 4 in George R R Martin's "epic" series A Song of Ice and Fire was "split" into two books. The first being Feast and the second A Dance With Dragons. Now Dance (hardcover edition) has been "split" into two paperback Dance With Dragon volumes, ergo the quarter of a book.

Any way you slice it - BUYERS BEWARE - the whole enchalida was spoiled so cutting it in half only gives us two rotten portions. If you are a newcomer to this series because of the HBO A GAME OF THRONES - stick with that - and keep away from the books. The first three in the series were more than worthy reads but the next two seems to have "jumped the shark". Imagine if you will a train speeding down the tracks (the first three books). . . . then arriving at a crevasse where the bridge is out (books 4 and 5).... that is what has happend to this series. Martin himself referred to this book as a monkey on his back, and not just any monkey mind you, but "Kong" as in "KING". Well, sorry to say that monkey is still on his back.

I do feel Martin is a gifted author - as his first three books in A Song of Ice and Fire will bare out; however, he seems to have list his passion and/or interest in this story and characters.

So a personal opinion from someone who was a "HUGH" fan of this series -- DO NOT start reading it until the series is finished. DO NOT become emotionally invested in the characters or the story or you will (IMHO) be in for a major let down. My sincere hope is that Martin will get this train back on the tracks and finish it the way it started. I am not holding my breath, because Martin nor I are getting any younger. I believe he is now 63 years old - and if past history is anything to go by - we are looking at a 5 year os so gap for the next book. I don't think I need any further explanation than that.

So again, BUYER BEWARE, and if you still feel you must needs read this book then get the hardcover which is the "complete" edition, rather than split paperbacks. Borrow it, check it out at your local library, whatever, just keep your hard earned cash in your pocket (or wherever you choose to keep it). I think you will thank me in the end.

PS: check out ALL the reviews for A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)hardcover (1800+ plus) if you are still on the fence.
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To sum it quickly, this is a really good book, buy it. Sadly is getting a lot of down-votes for many people were simply too stupid to realise that this is not a sequel to A Dance with Dragons but rather a part of it.
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nurul zafirah
Should have been titled the Never Ending book 4 I was bored to tears but I went on thinking at least I'll know how it ends...WRONG!! I will never read another George Martin book, including the next one in this saga, assuming he writes one.
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ann simpson
Disgusted by the trend started by Jordan all those years ago to create the unending series. And now Martin continues the process. How can you really have a voice or a point of view if you just keep babbling on and on?? Finish it even if you give it a lame ending, stop thinking about dollars and more about your craft.
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charlene radler
I was waiting for this release but was confused from the first page disaponted by the second chapter and felt ripped off by the third.
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britton jenner
Slow your roll there ASOIAF fans; looks like a money-grab going on here. If you've already read A Dance with Dragons, you don't require this book. It's only half of the previously-existing ADWD. Or, if you want to be technical, one-quarter of a book. ;-)
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