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I picked up the latest George R.R. Martin book over the holidays. It's been way too many years since the last one. If you've never read them, they are excellent fantasy books. He has the huge scope of Robert Jordan books, except he has no trouble killing off main characters. In fact, I was so confused over who was alive, dead, and undead in this recent book that it took me the first 150 pages just to get my bearings. Still, now that I remember how the last one left off, it's getting very good.

Anyways, pick it up, or get "The Game of Thrones" if you like fantasy and haven't read them yet.

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Its too bad A Feast For Crows is only the first half of the book. A Dance of Dragons will be where all the good characters are like Jon, Tyrion, and Daenerys. At least the wait won't be as long for that one as it has been for this one.

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I've just read "Clash of Kings" and I must say that this is the best high fantasy epic I've ever read. Martin is Tolkien's heir.

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Its too bad A Feast For Crows is only the first half of the book. A Dance of Dragons will be where all the good characters are like Jon, Tyrion, and Daenerys. At least the wait won't be as long for that one as it has been for this one.

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Really? I'm nowhere near finished, but that's a shame to hear. I figured Tyrion would show up eventually. Jon was at the beginning of the book, but it wasn't his perspective, so I guess we'll get more Wall action in the second book. Seriously, he could have a whole series just on the action Beyond the Wall.

The wait better not be as long, it was 4 years since the last book. Any word on a release date?

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I used to like his 'Wild Card' series. Not fantasy. More like comics in print.

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Its too bad A Feast For Crows is only the first half of the book. A Dance of Dragons will be where all the good characters are like Jon, Tyrion, and Daenerys. At least the wait won't be as long for that one as it has been for this one.

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Really? I'm nowhere near finished, but that's a shame to hear. I figured Tyrion would show up eventually. Jon was at the beginning of the book, but it wasn't his perspective, so I guess we'll get more Wall action in the second book. Seriously, he could have a whole series just on the action Beyond the Wall.

The wait better not be as long, it was 4 years since the last book. Any word on a release date?

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no word on a release, but what happened waqsit was all one book, and it gottoo long to be released in one volume. My guess is the next one will be in 1-2 years

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My wife bought this for her son, knowing full well that we'd borrow it and read it afterwards. o:)

I think she had to find a quick-plot-reminder website to help keep track of what all is going on.

Not *nearly* as bad as trying to remember all the goings-on in the Robert Jordan books!

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Martin's books are all very good, not only the Song of Ice and Fire series. I really liked Fevre Dream. :)

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I'm still waiting for the paperback version. I can't have part of a series be in hardcover and part paperback! >_<

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Martin's books are all very good, not only the Song of Ice and Fire series. I really liked Fevre Dream. :shifty:

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Tuf Voyaging was really good too.

Not *nearly* as bad as trying to remember all the goings-on in the Robert Jordan books!


Thats because when there gets to be too much going on in the SoIaF books, Martin kills off a couple characters. While Jordan figures "Hrmm, this plotline is almost resolved, so I better add two more to make up for it. Maybe I'll add a useless character and act like they're really important."

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I read Game of Thrones when it was first printed...I remember it looking very lonely on the bookshelf, lol. Started slow and it's not the technical writing style I tend to enjoy most (a bit ponderous/stiff), but by the end I really wanted to know "what happens next" and I was agitated that the next book didn't appear to be coming out for another year and a half or two...I've since bought 2 and 3, but haven't read them. I keep meaning to....just haven't wanted to read the 1st one again, as I barely remember it by now.

I could use those cliff notes.

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Ok, I finished it a couple weeks ago, and there was some awesomness mixed it with concern. The two characters I really enjoyed throughout were Arya Stark and Brienne. I also found myself really liking Jaime, even though I hated him in the other books. A few spoilerish concerns:

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A Feast for Crows is a little different from the first three books, with the war of the Five Kings winding down somewhat and the survivors trying to consolidate their power bases/recoup.

Most of the next book is already written as Martin had to split his original Feast up as it was simply too long - so all the Tyrion/Jon/Dany fans will have something to cheer about (hopefully) later this year or early next.

Feast alone is worth reading for Cersei getting her just deserts at the end.

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Ok, I finished it a couple weeks ago, and there was some awesomness mixed it with concern.  The two characters I really enjoyed throughout were Arya Stark and Brienne.  I also found myself really liking Jaime, even though I hated him in the other books. 

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I started liking Jaime in the 3rd book. After he lost his hand and his experiences with Brienne really changed him. Put him on the path to being a good person. Does the book mention anything about Sandor Clegane? They left his fate up in the air at the end of the 3rd book.

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I never thought it was possible but ADWD is finally coming July 12. Unfortunately, some people already finished it and spoilers have been popping up everywhere, even on sites unrelated to ASOIAF.

I got spoiled and from the looks of it, it looks like what I read was true. :lol:

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Crap, I made this thread almost 6 years ago. I really have no idea what the storyline is anymore, 6 years is too long to go in between books!

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Epic resurrection!

*initiate spoiler-avoidance mode*

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I cant believe someone would comb throught six years of search history just to reply to this.

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I cant believe someone would comb throught six years of search history just to reply to this.


Purkake linked this thread more than once in the Books thread. :lol:

I remember seeing this site a while back. Looks like it needs to be updated. When the release date was finally announced, this popped up. It's going to be another long wait, heh.

Edited by MechanicalLemon, 01 July 2011 - 07:33 PM.


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This sounds like a series you need to read over every time a new book comes out.




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