Parting after the Dance

Speed reading the last half of A Dance with Dragons made it a much more break-neck experience. Not that the book’s pace is ever that quick, mind. Just that the book’s latter half is mostly scheming and plotting and set-up for the last 100 or so pages. And what a last 100!

Up until Quentyn tries to tame a dragon, the book was getting kind of dull, and everyone seemed way too safe for a Martin book. After that, and after the sequel of that scene, it became clear once more that no one – no one – was truly safe. And the epilogue’s revelation of what Varys means by his “for the good of the realm” was a great thing to end with.

It’s quite a bit better than the freeing of the slaves of Yunkai in the HBO show.


About NSCZach

A writer who translates Beowulf (and other things), freelances, reads voraciously, and plays adventure video games/J-RPGs.
This entry was posted in books and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Share Your Thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.