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Great Mythologies of the World
Professor Robert André LaFleur, Professor Kathryn McClymond, Professor Julius H. Bailey, Professor Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco, Tom Quirk
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A Dance With Dragons Review

A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Five - George R.R. Martin

Success! I finally had the time to finish reading the latest instalment of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Dance With Dragons. I thoroughly enjoyed getting back into this world and revisiting these characters (loved and unloved alike).


As many of you may know, A Dance With Dragons shares its timeline with A Feast for Crows. This was a little jarring at first because characters weren't necessarily where I'd last seen them, but as the novel progressed I got used to it. Luckily, A Dance With Dragons supplies some of the background information that readers may have forgotten, which I found very helpful.


It's hard to give an in-depth review because I don't want to spoil anything from this book or the series up until this point, but suffice it to say that it did not disappoint. It had all the action, deception, and surprises that we have come to love (or hate) in this series. 


I can't wait to see what happens next (cliche as that may be), and am anxiously awaiting the announcement of a release date for the sixth book, Winds of Winter