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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 Game of Thrones

I am not sure how I missed this book for almost fifteen years because this is the type of book that I lived no growing up.  I’ll chalk it up to having seven, five, and two year old children. A Game of Thrones is in the genre of Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia and perhaps most closely to The Once and Future King by T.H. White.  Knights and valor abound with evil queens and betrayal.  George R. R. Martin has created a masterful world where the game of thrones is played with real men, real thrones, real blood, and real intrigue.