Book Reviews

Book Review (re-edit): A Dance with Dragons, by George R. R. Martin. 2011. Book 5 in the Game of Thrones series.

A Dance with Dragons is book 5 in Game of Thrones Series, and continues the story in the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Danerys Targaryen, the last scion of the house of Targaryen rules with her three Dragon’s, as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Danerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with and entirely different goal in mind.
Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, is also making his way to Daenarys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenrys’ claim to Westeros forever.

Meanwhile to the North lies the Mammoth Wall of ice and stone. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the NIght’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice.

From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skin changers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.

This addition to the Game of Thrones series authored by George R. R. Martin superb in its story line. Yes there are moments when things become complicated if the reader is not following the story line closely. However, in saying that, A Dance with Dragons brings forth many answers to questions pondered, and gives more substance to each of the characters as well as the story line itself. Fantastic writing once again from George R. R. Martin. I have to give A dance with Dragons a score of 9.5/10.