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Hannibal Rex
Feb 13, 2010


Amazon.de supposedly sent out only 180 copies or so. I got mine on the 30th, but I had the book preordered since about 2008. I don't know about any other leaks.

And at the rate he's moving the plot forward in Dance, there's no way in hell he'll finish in two more books.

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Hannibal Rex
Feb 13, 2010


Dance is certainly better than Feast. It's not as strong as the first three, and it shares some of Feast's problems, but it's a clear improvement.

However, by this point, there's some fatigue setting in when it comes to new characters. Martin's no longer able to keep new POV characters fresh, and I had a hard time caring about most of them. And some of his narrative tricks are getting annoyingly repetitive by now.

I liked the Aegon plot overall, but it would've worked a lot better had he been introduced in book 2 or a trilogy, as was Martin's original intent when he started writing, rather than book 5 of a supposed 7 book series. (It won't be 7 books.)

The Theon chapters are great, and one Tyrion chapter in particular is also pretty harrowing. But overall, Dance is mostly set-up. Again.

Hannibal Rex
Feb 13, 2010


Vonnegut Asterisk posted:

So now what I want more than anything is a Dolorous Edd point of view chapter of him being in charge of a bunch of spearwives. I need a comedy chapter after this book.

I'm totally down with that, as long as it's not a prologue or epilogue.

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