A Dance with Dragons PDF is the fifth of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels. It was first published on July 12, 2011, in the United Kingdom, with a United States edition following on August 9, 2011. Unlike the preceding four books in the series, which were originally released in hardcover, A Dance with Dragons was published in both hardcover and paperback editions.
The book sold more than two million copies in the first month after its release and had a first printing of 2.5 million copies. It received generally positive reviews from critics, although some reviewers noted that it did not live up to the expectations set by the preceding books in the series.
A Dance with Dragons is set in the fictional world of Westeros and follows the story of several characters, including Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, and Bran Stark. The book picks up the story immediately after the events of the previous book, A Feast for Crows, and deals with the aftermath of the War of the Five Kings.
A Dance with Dragons was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2012, and won the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel.
A Dance with Dragons Summary
The story begins with Victarion Greyjoy, Lord Captain of the Iron Fleet, sailing to Meereen to marry Daenerys Targaryen and bring her back to the Iron Islands. On the way, his fleet is attacked by a dragon, which kills many of his men. Victarion’s ships are forced to land at Meereen, where he is met by Daenerys’ envoy, Tyrion Lannister. Tyrion convinces Victarion to lead the Iron Fleet in an attack on Volantis, one of the Free Cities, in order to draw Daenerys out of Meereen.
In Meereen, Daenerys is struggling to maintain control of the city in the face of a rebellion. She receives news that her dragons have been killing people, and she decides to lock them up. This enrages her remaining dragon, Drogon, who flies away. Daenerys goes after him and is saved from certain death by some nomadic Dothraki. They take her back to their camp, where she is made a slave.
In the end, Daenerys is pregnant with Drogo’s child, and she is starting to learn the Dothraki language. Victarion’s fleet arrives at Volantis, and he begins his attack. Tyrion is captured by the Volantene forces, but he is rescued by a stranger who turns out to be Jorah Mormont.
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|Book||A Dance with Dragons|
|Author||George R. R. Martin|
|Originally published||July 12, 2011|
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A Dance with Dragons has been translated into multiple languages. The first edition was published in English, with translations into other languages following suit. The book has been translated into at least 14 different languages.
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About the Author
George R.R. Martin is an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, screenwriter, and television producer.
He is best known for his A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, which have been adapted into the HBO series Game of Thrones. Martin’s work has been nominated for multiple Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards.
He has won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel four times. In 2005, Lev Grossman of Time called Martin “the American Tolkien”, and in 2011, he was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Martin said that he started writing A Game of Thrones because he “wanted to write something that would make people react, emotionally”, and that the series is “much darker” than his previous work. He also said that he was inspired by the Wars of the Roses and that he wanted to create a fantasy series that would be “different” from The Lord of the Rings.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Can I read A Dance with Dragons first?
No, A Dance with Dragons is the fifth book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
What happens at the end of A Dance with Dragons?
At the end of A Dance with Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen is pregnant with Drogo’s child, and she is starting to learn the Dothraki language.
What should I read after A Dance with Dragons?
The next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series is The Winds of Winter.
What is the grade level of A Dance with Dragons?
A Dance with Dragons is appropriate for readers aged 14 and up.
What is the main theme of A Dance with Dragons book?
A Dance with Dragons is a novel about war, betrayal, and love.
Who is the main character in A Dance with Dragons?
The main character in A Dance with Dragons is Daenerys Targaryen.