Written by George R. R. Martin
Number 5 in A Song of Ice and Fire
Publisher: Voyager Books
Original Language: English
Read from 2013-10-11 to 2013-12-20
Read in English
Review: It gets better. Don’t worry. It does. Of course, I’m comparing A Dance With Dragons to Feast for Crows. I felt that Dance with Dragons started at pretty much the level at which Feast for Crows ended, which is something. My main problem with the previous book was that I just couldn’t bring myself to care properly about most of what happened. I found the story itself to be a little more compelling from the start of this book, but I still found myself not really caring as much as I felt that I should have. For a while I was worried that this was my fault and that I had just stopped caring about the series all together. However, and though it took a while, Dance of Dragons succeeded in pulling me back into the universe. Eventually all the threads seemed to come together in a way which doesn’t quite justify everything I have been complaining about, but at least serves to explain it. The book ends on a couple of high notes and, annoyingly, made me want to start the next book right away. That’s a feeling I haven’t had since the end of the first book, and it is just typical that I should get it again now that I’m caught up.