In the East, Daenerys Targaryen has conquered Mereen and set all the slaves free. While the lower classes adore Daenerys, rebels stalk her new city, murdering loyal citizens. If she marries a local noble, it may appease those who see her as a foreigner and end the murders. All the time, her three dragons continue to grow and become increasing dangerous and uncontrollable. Many see them as a threat to their farms and their families, calling for their deaths.
A Dance with Dragons also follows the story of Tyrion as he flees from the murder charges set against him, Arya as she stays with the House of Black and White , and Bran as he searches for the mysterious three eyed crow from his dreams.
While I am an avid fan of the Song of Ice and Fire series, this particular book would not be my favorite. While the writing is wonderful, the action plentiful and the characters vivid, I came away feeling as if I didn't get very far in the story. I understand that goes with having and epic storyline and gigantic cast of characters, but I feel frustrated not to learn more of the stories, especially the Others. With so much of the book devoted to happenings at the Wall, I would have liked at least a hint as to what the Others are.
For fans of Song of Ice and Fire, this is a no- brainer. My only criticism of A Dance with Dragons is that I wish there was more.
A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
Published by Bantam
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