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    Okay I have finished a Dance for Dragons and feel like I've been left disappointed. The first three books were some of the best I've ever read, but these last two books have been so tedious........

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    The best pit of A Dance for Dragons only lasted a few lines for me, when in Jon's last chapter it looked like he would march south and meet Bolton in battle and I was getting really happy (the most happy I've been reading this book!) thinking that a Stark might be taking back Winterfell and then he gets stabbed He can't be dead though, no way. Should have taken Stannis's proposal.

    The decreasing amount of Starks is annoying me, as they are really the only House I really care about and I think Jon might not get many chapters in the next book either to try and make us think he's dead and then the last chapter in the book will be him.

    Daenerys didn't die The stuff across the sea is just crap, apart from Arya (:love:) who's definitely being trained into some kind of assassin.

    There are too many storylines that I want to know about to stop me reading the series (Littlefinger/Sansa, Arya, Jaime/Brienne, Jon if he's alive, I think Rickon might be fairly important if Davos finds him and also Tyrion, I'd love for Cercei to go to Casterly Rock and then Tyrion comes to invade it :coma:) but the story progression is taking forever, in the last two books there have way too many pointless chapters (Brienne in AFfC, Daenerys and Bran's chapters in ADfD) and too many charcters I couldn't really give a crap about.

    Will we ever find out more about Catelyn?

    I really hope the books pick up again, this is the first book series I have properly read and it started of so well, I don't want it to finish like crap. What you basically need is a resurgence of the Stark household

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    I was just consolidating on what I had read so far and was just thinking about how tragic most of the characters are in this series. Apart from A Game of Thrones which had some, I can think of hardly any feel good moments (well, for the characters that I care about most) in the rest of the books. The world that George RR Martin created is very cruel.
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    Subscribing as I noticed it on the front page. But won't read through the thread until I've caught up - currently I'm half way through a Feast for Crows, though I think a Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold was the best so far.
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    Okay I have finished a Dance for Dragons and feel like I've been left disappointed. The first three books were some of the best I've ever read, but these last two books have been so tedious........

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    The best pit of A Dance for Dragons only lasted a few lines for me, when in Jon's last chapter it looked like he would march south and meet Bolton in battle and I was getting really happy (the most happy I've been reading this book!) thinking that a Stark might be taking back Winterfell and then he gets stabbed He can't be dead though, no way. Should have taken Stannis's proposal.

    The decreasing amount of Starks is annoying me, as they are really the only House I really care about and I think Jon might not get many chapters in the next book either to try and make us think he's dead and then the last chapter in the book will be him.

    Daenerys didn't die The stuff across the sea is just crap, apart from Arya (:love:) who's definitely being trained into some kind of assassin.

    There are too many storylines that I want to know about to stop me reading the series (Littlefinger/Sansa, Arya, Jaime/Brienne, Jon if he's alive, I think Rickon might be fairly important if Davos finds him and also Tyrion, I'd love for Cercei to go to Casterly Rock and then Tyrion comes to invade it :coma:) but the story progression is taking forever, in the last two books there have way too many pointless chapters (Brienne in AFfC, Daenerys and Bran's chapters in ADfD) and too many charcters I couldn't really give a crap about.

    Will we ever find out more about Catelyn?

    I really hope the books pick up again, this is the first book series I have properly read and it started of so well, I don't want it to finish like crap. What you basically need is a resurgence of the Stark household

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    Bran's chapters in ADwD pointless? :eek: There were just a few and he's basically become GOD. Don't know if you have read the Theon chapter from the next book, you'll see Bran's becoming mighty important

    I do agree about Dany though.
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    (Original post by Shadowplay)
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    Bran's chapters in ADwD pointless? :eek: There were just a few and he's basically become GOD. Don't know if you have read the Theon chapter from the next book, you'll see Bran's becoming mighty important

    I do agree about Dany though.
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    Yeah I did read the Theon chapter at the but the idea of Bran being a tree for the rest of his life isn't really exciting me If he has more flashbacks though (like the one he had of Ned), then his chapters will be pretty interesting because there are still quite a lot of unanswered questions (mainly Jon's mother) about the past, I'd be interested to know more about his sister that was 'kidnapped' etc.

    I'm also hoping Rickon comes back crazy for blood but then you remember how old he is and either way I can't see it happening



    And on another note has anyone found how light reading everything else is after you've read this series? I started on the Hunger Games a few days ago (only read like an hour a day) and I finished the book in the space of 5 hours.
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    (Original post by Deshi)
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    Yeah I did read the Theon chapter at the but the idea of Bran being a tree for the rest of his life isn't really exciting me If he has more flashbacks though (like the one he had of Ned), then his chapters will be pretty interesting because there are still quite a lot of unanswered questions (mainly Jon's mother) about the past, I'd be interested to know more about his sister that was 'kidnapped' etc.

    I'm also hoping Rickon comes back crazy for blood but then you remember how old he is and either way I can't see it happening



    And on another note has anyone found how light reading everything else is after you've read this series? I started on the Hunger Games a few days ago (only read like an hour a day) and I finished the book in the space of 5 hours.
    Yeah definitely, everything else seems quite simple and very easy to read now!

    I'm on the 4th book at the moment and getting a bit bored, as nothing much seems to be actually happening...
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    (Original post by Antifazian)
    Yeah definitely, everything else seems quite simple and very easy to read now!

    I'm on the 4th book at the moment and getting a bit bored, as nothing much seems to be actually happening...
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    I think the main reason it's boring is because at the end of A Storm of Swords you see the end of the major story arc that was building up from the first book, so the next two books (A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons) are trying to build up the final confrontation but I don't think it's going to well because even though A Game of Thrones was the start it was still very good, something that can't be said about the last two books.


    I'd still think you should persist though because there are some good chapters and interesting stories developing still.
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    There will be a broadcast of GRRM reading a chapter from TWOW tomorrow at 11am: http://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comme..._chapter_from/

    Looking forward to this. According to the comments it will be the end of a Victarion chapter and some of Tyrion too.
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    Hey, do you guys know of any really good Philosophical books to read?
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    I haven't really minded the last two books (so far, I'm about halfway through the first ADWD book). Although I will agree the books aren't really as exciting, they've definitely been including some very interesting new stories, especially Bran and Reek.

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    The only thing that is getting to me is the nature of most of the story lines. In literally every passage you get a glimmer of hope, finally something is going right, only for some absolutely random cruel thing to happen and the whole story is turned on its head again. It might give the book an edge, but it really is getting irritating that the seemingly good characters in the book are constantly failing in whatever they seem to be doing. Finally things seemed to be going Tyrion's way, he is slowly making his way towards Daenerys only to found by whom I'm guessing is Jorah Mormont. Davos captured by Manderly. Daenerys stuck in a rut. Everything always goes pear shaped. Nothing ever seems to go right. They will get out of these situations eventually, I have no doubt, but this constant backtracking is very frustrating.
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    (Original post by BartholomewVarath)
    I haven't really minded the last two books (so far, I'm about halfway through the first ADWD book). Although I will agree the books aren't really as exciting, they've definitely been including some very interesting new stories, especially Bran and Reek.

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    The only thing that is getting to me is the nature of most of the story lines. In literally every passage you get a glimmer of hope, finally something is going right, only for some absolutely random cruel thing to happen and the whole story is turned on its head again. It might give the book an edge, but it really is getting irritating that the seemingly good characters in the book are constantly failing in whatever they seem to be doing. Finally things seemed to be going Tyrion's way, he is slowly making his way towards Daenerys only to found by whom I'm guessing is Jorah Mormont. Davos captured by Manderly. Daenerys stuck in a rut. Everything always goes pear shaped. Nothing ever seems to go right. They will get out of these situations eventually, I have no doubt, but this constant backtracking is very frustrating.
    Don't get your hopes up.
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    Don't think i'm even going to buy the 5th book, it's about £12 for the kindle version and if it's anything like the 4th one it wont really be worth it

    Such a shame, because he's created some great characters over the series.
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    (Original post by Antifazian)
    Don't think i'm even going to buy the 5th book, it's about £12 for the kindle version and if it's anything like the 4th one it wont really be worth it

    Such a shame, because he's created some great characters over the series.
    Ever heard of a library?
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    (Original post by hamijack)
    Ever heard of a library?
    It costs a tenner to gain access to my local library, but nice try at being an internet smart ass.
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    (Original post by Antifazian)
    It costs a tenner to gain access to my local library, but nice try at being an internet smart ass.
    Oh well, it's free to get into mine so sux 2 b u friend.
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    (Original post by AugustWestie)
    There will be a broadcast of GRRM reading a chapter from TWOW tomorrow at 11am: http://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comme..._chapter_from/
    Fuuu I read this as 11pm first time around :ashamed2:

    Was it any good?
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Fuuu I read this as 11pm first time around :ashamed2:

    Was it any good?
    I overslept. I'm hoping a recording will show up on YouTube or something soon.
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    (Original post by AugustWestie)
    I overslept. I'm hoping a recording will show up on YouTube or something soon.
    Haha typical XD apparently it was a Victarion chapter. Yeah it will pop up somewhere with any luck =P
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    Haha typical XD apparently it was a Victarion chapter. Yeah it will pop up somewhere with any luck =P
    There's a short summary here: http://nicklarter.livejournal.com/7121.html

    And it was Victarion and Tyrion. I'm sure there'll be a full recording or transcription soon.
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    I've just finished the second book and can't help but read the spoilers everyone has put here =(

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