George Raymond Richard Martin: A Dance with Dragons (2186 words)


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A Dance with Dragons (2011) is the fifth novel in George R.R. Martin’s grimdark fantasy epic A Song of Ice and Fire (1996-present). The book is expected to be followed up by the final two volumes in the series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. A Dance with Dragons was released in the same year that the popular HBO adaptation of the series, Game of Thrones (2011-2019) premiered. Much of A Dance with Dragons is adapted as the show’s fifth season. The novel was a commercial success, topping many bestseller lists. It received Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominations, and it won the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

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Citation: Johnson, Lars. "A Dance with Dragons". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 April 2022 [, accessed 25 May 2022.]

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