|BOOK: A Song of Ice and Fire|
Author: George R R Martin
Publisher: Bantam Books
Date Published: 12 Jul 2011
Reviewer: Vincent de Paul
The fifth installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Dance With Dragons brings out all the details, vividly, not in the Game of ThronesTV Series. The best are for Tryion. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister goes through ‘hell’ on his way to Daenerys. I didn’t expect he would let himself to be bought as a slave in the Slavers Bay; I expected he would have a way out like he always did, but he never did.
Meanwhile, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, faces his greatest challenge in the North. His enemies rally behind him like vultures to decimate him, and he has no friend in the
Watch. He knows this when he is killed by his brothers.
From all corners, conflicts rage: Stannis Baratheon is after the North and stuck three-days march from Witnerfell for over thirty days, Roose Bolton has taken rule of the Winterfell with his bastard son; Jeyne Poole is the unlucky bride whom Ramsay Bolton marries to unite the North; and the Faith militants are back – fierce, fearless, unwavering, and after the big fish who have corrupted the Seven Kingdoms.
Everyone wants a piece of Daenerys, from Dorne to the Pyke; from Pentos to Yunka’i. Daenerys has enemies from within her closest people, including her lord husband. Arya Stark is almost graduating in the service of the Many Faced God in Braavos; and we get to know that the King-Beyond-the-Wall, Mance Rayder, never died. Moreover, the eunuch, Lord Vary’s, murders Grand Maester Pycell and Lord Kevan Lannister.
This book is the one you need know the real story of Game of Thrones. The details are so captivating, gripping, and informing of the history of the Seven Kingdoms and Westeros. The only downside is that the exposition is too much that sometimes you feel like skipping, or you just skip, pages.
It is a colossal masterpiece.