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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old July 12th, 2011, 17:53 Thread Starter
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A Song of Ice and Fire Book 5

IT'S OUT TODAY

I have it

I have read about 1/9th of it already

This thread will naturally be full of spoilers so use your common sense.

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I just finished the 4th today, well still in the last example Dani chapter.

Worst book of the bunch tbh - but this 5th should really make up for it.. gotta order the 5th.

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What the hell, I thought it wasn't out for another week or so. Damn it! Now I've got to add another week to my six years of waiting.

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I just finished the 4th today, well still in the last example Dani chapter.

Worst book of the bunch tbh - but this 5th should really make up for it.. gotta order the 5th.
its different because it is split up and deals with the South only --> King's Landing, Dorne, Riverrun, the Greyjoys etc... nothing to do with the North, no Jon Snow, no Tyrion, no Dany

i thought the introduction of Cersei as a POV character was good... Doran Martell is also a good introduction

ADWD is very long... 950+ pages, hard cover, small print...

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Started reading it, good so far, I've missed the North.

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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old July 15th, 2011, 21:23 Thread Starter
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Yeah, I am loving this shit so far. Eager to see where the many strands go. Hope to plow on through another 100 or so pages tonight. Aim is to get it all done before the weekend is up

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Can we all just agree to use the spoilers tag or embedding when discussing Spoilers? I started reading a review for Hpotter7 and the reviewer had a spoiler in the third line of the first paragraph RIGHT after declaring a spoiler. I was skim reading so I read the spoiler. Ruined my day.

I think I'm about 1/4th through the book, this one is much better than the last... The plot twists are superb. I really hope we dont' have to wait another 5 years for book 6...

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Yeah, spoiler tags are a good suggestion.

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Any tutorials on how to make the box with highlighted spoilers?

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I finished it. Probably top 1 or 2 of the five. Really excellent. It went by way too fast. Post some thoughts when you're done! I'll wait until then.

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The delivery of my book has been delayed. Nacka is not a happy camper right now.

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I finished it. Probably top 1 or 2 of the five. Really excellent. It went by way too fast. Post some thoughts when you're done! I'll wait until then.
Yeah, I finished it this afternoon. Really enjoyed it. Time to try out the spoiler tags!

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So is Jon Snow dead? Stannis? Really, talk about leaving it on a cliffhanger. The idea of the Watch turning on the lord commander is pretty extreme.

Was disappointed there was no Samwell in this book though. Still have no idea what Catelyn & her band of undead brigands are up to, none of that stuff makes particularly much sense.


My thoughts are kind of muddled right now. I'll add more over time.

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I don't think Snow is going to die, but what a way to end his last chapter in the book. I also don't see why he would break his vows over this when he's resisted so many times before. However I am rooting for him any, he is one of my favourite characters. Melisandre is growing on me too. I refuse to believe that Stannis has been destroyed, he came all this way to die like that?

Loved the Barristan POV, missed Samwell as well... did you catch the part about the Pies and the Freys? Manderly is my hero. Really didn't care for the Arya chapters and was glad there were no more Sansas, I don't mind Arya but I feel they're a waste of chapters. Also glad there were less Cercei and no Catelyn (though I would like to know what they're up to).

Thought the Essos storyline was superb except for the lack of decision from Danearys yet again, Quent was a good sub plot and Aegon Reborn!!! Did not see that one coming! Things are heating up in the east, cannot believe we have another 4-5 years wait ahead of us.



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I won't bother reading anymore until he actually finished the series. Which I expect never to happen.
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I won't bother reading anymore until he actually finished the series. Which I expect never to happen.
prudent strategy. I wandered over to Westeros.org, now I wish I didn't read this book yet. TOO many questions.

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Is kind of sad, but he is now lost in his other projects like the TV series and spend way to much time doing, well other stuff. His every new book have a exponentionally increased writing cycle. With a slight "Robert Jordan" increasing "fluff" warning.
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