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A Dance with Dragons book

Updated on March 8, 2011

My passion for fantasy novels began with R.R Martin's Game of Thrones and from then on, I became a die-hard fan of the author. This hub is to help fans like me get all information about the book, A dance with Dragons and also spoilers for the forthcoming TV Show, Game of Thrones.

Get ready to dance with dragons

As fans wait anxiously for the HBO adaptation of Game of Thrones as a TV Series, another surprise awaits them. The 5th book in the Song of Ice and Fire saga, “A Dance with Dragons” is confirmed to release on July 12, 2011.The author George R. R. Martin is lucky enough to get such fans who had been patiently waiting for almost 6 years after the release of its predecessor, “A Feast for Crows”

A Dance with Dragons: Plot

The entire series is set in a world that reminds us of Medieval Europe. A land where summers are long and winters can last decades. A land, where dark magic is nothing unusual. The plot revolves around the struggle between different dynasties to capture the prestigious empire. A dance with Dragons seems to continue the happenings of the 3rd book, A Storm of Swords released in the year 2000. It thankfully tells fans what happened to their favorite characters, Jon, Bran and Dany ever since the 3rd book. The 4th book spoke nothing about them as it started a separate story-line. This 5th book is divided into 2 parts. The first part speaks about the events that happened concurrently with the 4th book(2005) , and the second part put an end to some of the storylines that  it started. So definitely, fans can rest assured that the book would not leave us feel incomplete in the name of suspense.

Will the book definitely release this time?

If you could find some early US editions of the A Game of thrones, you would find “A Dance with Dragons” as the second book in the series. But R.R.Martin somehow wasn’t satisfied with the work and kept postponing the dates from 2007 to 2008 and later to 2009. But the author says the date is final. He wrote in his website,

"You've all seen publication dates before: dates in 2007, 2008, 2009. None of those were ever hard dates, however. Most of them... well, call it wishful thinking, boundless optimism, cockeyed dreams, honest mistakes, whatever you like…Barring tsunamis, general strikes, world wars, or asteroid strikes, you will have the novel in your hands on July 12. I hope you like it."

Game of Thrones TV Series

With so much gap in-between the 4th and the 5th book, R.R.Martin started the rightly named “Waiting Sucks” campaign that reveals news and spoilers about the series adaption on HBO which is releasing this May. More than the book, there seems to be a bigger fan-base waiting for the Series to release.   Game of Thrones fan-site is one such website where I keep track of spoilers, news and pics. They also stream the show for fans.

Fans love 'Fan'tasies

With “Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2” releasing the same week as “A Dance with Dragons”, we just have to wait and watch if the it’s going to obstruct the demand for A Dance with dragons or make it an hectic week for fantasy lovers worldwide.


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