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    DescriptionGAME OF THRONES: A NEW ORIGINAL SERIES, NOW ON HBO. Dubbed "the American Tolkien" by "Time" magazine, George R. R. 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. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance--beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys's claim to Westeros forever. Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone--a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all.


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    Title
    A Dance with Dragons
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George R R Martin
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1016
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 1,406 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553801477
    ISBN 10: 0553801473
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: FAN
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: AMER3750, ENGM1045
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000, P26105610
    BISAC V2.8: FIC002000, FIC028010, FIC009020
    LC classification: PS3563.A7239 D36 2011
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    07 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    George R. R. Martin is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire--"A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, "and" A Dance with Dragons." As a writer-producer, he has worked on "The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, "and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
    Review quote
    PRAISE FOR GEORGE R. R. MARTIN'S A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE "What's A Song of Ice and Fire? It's the only fantasy series I'd put on a level with J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings". . . . It's a fantasy series for hip, smart people, even those who don't read fantasy."--"Chicago Tribune" " " A Game of Thrones "Reminiscent of T. H. White's "The Once and Future King, " this novel is an absorbing combination of the mythic, the sweepingly historical, and the intensely personal.""--Chicago Sun-Times" A Clash of Kings "Martin amply fulfills the first volume's promise and continues what seems destined to be one of the best fantasy series ever written."--"The Denver Post" A Storm of Swords "Riveting . . . a series whose brilliance continues to dazzle."--"Patriot News" A Feast for Crows "Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien."--"Time "