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A Dance With Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire Book Five) (Hardcover) - Book Five in the series that became the HBO® television epic A Game of Thrones.

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0553801473
ISBN-13: 9780553801477
Sku: 206883440
Publish Date: 7/12/2011
Sales Rank: 14480
Pages:  1016
Age Range:  NA
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Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by "TIME" magazine, Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series--as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.
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Fantasy master George R. R. Martin further fleshes out the world and the epic drama he's created in his A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series. This fifth book of a planned seven comes after the popular FEAST FOR CROWS. DANCE WITH DRAGONS, the events of which take place in the same general timeframe as FEAST, brings back to the page some of Martin's most popular characters that were absent in FEAST. Fans of this saga will be thrilled, for example, to follow Jon Snow's northern adventures, as he contends with pressures from his colleagues in the Night's Watch and threats from the icy, white beyond. DANCE WITH DRAGONS maintains Martin's excellent storytelling, launching this series into unforeseeable territory.
Author Bio
George R.R. Martin
George Richard Raymond Martin began writing very early, and says that he sold original monster stories to neighborhood kids for pennies--a price which apparently included dramatic readings of these tales. Martin graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.S. in journalism. The next year he received a master's degree, also in journalism, and published his first stories, "Songs the Dead Man Sing" and "The Hero". A conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, Martin worked with the Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation as an alternate service. Throughout the 1970s he worked a number of jobs--including teaching journalism and directing chess tournaments--while continuing to write. Martin won his first Hugo in 1975 for "A Song for Lya". His first novel, DYING OF THE LIGHT, received a Hugo nomination in 1978. Ending the 1970s with a bang, he won two more Hugos, both in 1980, one for the story "Sandkings", which also garnered Martin his first Nebula Award. The early 1980s saw the release of two extraordinary novels, FEVRE DREAM and THE ARMAGEDDON RAG. The first of these, a brilliant novel of vampires stalking the Mississippi River towns of the 1800s, remains one of the greatest vampire novels ever written. The second is a searing indictment of America in the 1970s, couched in a strange tale of possession and power in the world of rock & roll. Both novels were nominated for the prestigious World Fantasy Award. Continuing to write award-winning short fiction, Martin began to work in television in the mid-1980s. He was a script editor on the revived TWILIGHT ZONE show, later moving to the enormously popular BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, for which he eventually became the executive producer. In 1987 he introduced an anthology series under the title Wild Cards, which he edited and occasionally contributed stories. This series proved remarkable successful and has expanded to over 30 books. Martin devoted much of the early 1990s to writing one novel, the massive A GAME OF THRONES. This epic fantasy work, the first of a projected series, was met with great acclaim, with many claiming it to be the best high-fantasy novel ever. Its sequel, A CLASH OF KINGS, cemented this theory for many fans, and, with this series, it looks like Martin will remain at the front of the field for a very long time.

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"Mr. Martin is a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers. And Tyrion is his grandest creation." - Dana Jennings 07/14/2011
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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   1016
Product attributePublisher:   Bantam Books
Product attributeSeries Part:   05
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