A Dance with Dragons: Part 1 – Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire #5.0) by George R.R. Martin: Book Review


In the aftermath of a colossal battle, new threats are emerging from every direction.

Tyrion Lannister, having killed his father, and wrongfully accused of killing his nephew, King Joffrey, has escaped from King’s Landing with a price on his head.

To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone – a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark’s bastard son Jon Snow has been elected 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. But Jon has enemies both inside and beyond the Wall.

And in the east Daenerys Targaryen struggles to hold a city built on dreams and dust. -Goodreads

My Review

My Rating: 4/5

As always, the characters are one of the best things about this book, with the world coming in at a close second. I love most of the POVs – at least the way they are written – as they all feel so complex, so real. Each voice sounds different and wants different things which so many authors fail to manage successfully when writing their characters.

The world itself just astounds me. I’m loving the sudden increase in lore when it comes to the history of the Three-Eyed Crow and greenseers and all of that magic stuff in the north.

Dorne is so GOOD in the books! They really missed a trick with the TV show as there is just so much going on in Dorne and it’s brilliant. (It was a bit slow in book 4 but now it feels like it’s going somewhere).

Looking forward to jumping into part 2!

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2 comments on “A Dance with Dragons: Part 1 – Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire #5.0) by George R.R. Martin: Book Review”

  1. Soon you will join the rest of us in waiting for GRRM to finish the Winds of Winter. We all stand watch, awaiting its arrival. I fear our watch may never come to an end 😂

    Feast of Crows was slow, but it had all of the less dynamic characters in it as far as plotlines go. So it was always going to happen 🙁

    1. Yes, I cannot wait to join the long line of waiting fans…! There are plenty of good fantasy series for me to keep myself occupied with though 🙂

      It was, I agree, and the characters were all less integral (for the most part).

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