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Old 11-07-2011, 16:25   #1
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A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice & Fire book 5)

It's out tomorrow! It's been a long wait (6 years), but finally we get to find out what's happened to Tyrion, Dany and Jon Snow. We'll find out who Coldhands is (hopefully) and get some meaty dragon action - again, hopefully! I'm hoping for a bit more action than A Feast for Crows, which seemed to tell us a lot but not show it happening.

I expect it will take me a good 2-3 weeks to finish (given the size), and I would think that it will be the same with many readers, so can I ask that we please use spoiler tags for any big revelations we get in this one, at least for a month or so.


At this point, we still don't know who all the POV characters are, and I am looking forward to being surprised. The confirmed ones are:

Two more to be revealed.

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Old 12-07-2011, 12:01   #2
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Whoops! Sorry for posting in the other thread.

Yeah, mine tried to arrive this morning. It wasn't downloading. I had a minor panic until I realised that my BT router was once again dead and reset it. PHEW!

Issues with my Kindle edition are:
- the maps are way too small on my Desire HD screen and there's no zooming option for them.
- there is a contents listing for the entire book, meaning that if I'd studied it too carefully I'd have known all the POVs coming. I skipped quickly.

Either it's the effect of Kindle reading dilating apparent length or the prologue is a MONSTER in terms of length.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:05   #3
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Are you sure the zoom option isn't there? I have other books on Kindle for my HTC Desire S and I can zoom in on any pictures in those by double-tapping on them.

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Old 12-07-2011, 12:13   #4
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Hey you're right. I tried that this morning and it just seemed to pull up the location information. I double tapped a few more times and it worked.

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Old 12-07-2011, 16:29   #5
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I re-read the first book during the Game of Thrones tv show. As I'm partway through the second I might as well read them all so I remember what's going on when I get to ADWD
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I am going for the chapter summaries at Tower of the Hand. Life is too short to re-read 3000+ pages of something I have read fairly recently, no matter how much I enjoyed it.

Might read the whole lot all the way through when (if) the last book comes out in 2030
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I've read the first two chapters, and so far so good. I have to mention that I felt an odd burst of excitement at seeing the names of the POV characters as I turned the page and saw whose story I was about to get back into!

I'm going to use the chapter naming convention that the Tower of the Hand website uses (eg., Tyrion I, Tyrion II, Dany I, Dany II, Dany III, etc.).

Prologue and Tyrion I

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The length of the Prologue was just in terms of how far I got through in my journey to work. Also in comparison to previous prologues rather than it just being 'long'. As I don't have the others on Kindle I didn't really have a comparion.
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I think book 2 has the longest prologue, book 1 the shortest. The prologue to this one is roughly the same length or a little shorter than the ones to books 3 & 4 I believe (3 & 4's prologues were a little shorter than book 2's).

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This line from the first Jon chapter intrigued me a lot:

Jon I
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Not having read the books since about 2007, I am struggling to recollect some of the names and what happened to certain characters.....perhaps I should have reviewed the other books again! I'm just after finishing the first Jon chapter but I just love how engrossed I can get into the writing again!
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I’ve just realised that reading Feast For Crows before this isn’t really much use – you need to remember what happened at the end of Storm of Swords.

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Bran II and Dany II

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Just finished reading books 2-5 (well I am stuck in hospital with nothing to do but read), many cliff hangers unresolved, so I hope no 6 year wait for the next one.
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