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A Dance With Dragons

So I’ve finally finished the “Game of Thrones” books…or so I thought when I embarked upon this five-volume series. The fifth book, A Dance with Dragons, certainly did not end the saga and leaves readers wanting for the next installment. The series is really one book with many volumes. I don’t think you can read one without the others. That’s a brilliant marketing strategy and one that I usually deride. In author George R. R. Martin’scase, however, the books are so well written that I cannot resist.

A Feast For Crows

A Feast for Crows is the fourth novel in George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series probably better known by the HBO series title, Game of Thrones. Since Martin, as is his want, killed off many of the main characters in the previous book he has introduced many new characters. The format is the same with each character getting a chapter at a time and I found the storyline hard to follow at first as some of the characters seemed random.

A Storm of Swords

Book three of the Game of Thrones series has most of the combatants licking their wounds, but author George Martin offers little rest to his characters.  I thought with the title of A Storm of Swords the large battles would define the action as the many claims to the thrones fought to sort out the Seven Kingdoms.  Marting continues his format of following his main characters with their own chapters and like real life, no one is safe from the sword.  One surprise sequence really caught me by surprise and shocked me.  I actually had to read part of that chapter over to make sure that I understood what happened.