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A Feast with Dragons Reread (ADWD 1 - AFFC 3)

A Feast for Crows  - George R.R. Martin A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) - George R.R. Martin

Participating in the boiledleather.com AFFC/ADWD combined reread, which puts the books that were split by geographic location back in (loose) chronological order. I'll be updating with thoughts on chapters finished and since this is a reread, may contain spoilers.

 

In the battle of the prologues, neither of these are my favorites in the series. Varamyr gives insight into Warging, but he's an unreliable narrator to the max. (Aren't all first person narrators? Yes, but he's really bad.) The final scene is cool, but I didn't feel like we got anything new. Pate didn't give me enough insight into Oldtown, which is what I'm really looking for, but we do get to see a...familiar face. I completely missed the Sphinx's riddle the first read, but it seems pretty plain on the second. I'll give the victory to Dance for intrigue.

 

Aeron 1 gives us the revelation that Damphair's brother is dead. I always think this chapter is in Storm with all the other kings'. I'm here for Asha's Queensmoot. Damphair is absolutely crazy and wields a dangerous amount of power over the people. 

 

Areo < SAND SNAKES.  He seems cool but superfluous. And in a series that that now has 24 POV characters, I'd like to only introduce people that are going to be central to the plot. But on the other hand, SAND SNAKES. 

 

  • Prologue (Varamyr): ADWD 1
  • Prologue (Pate): AFFC 1
  • The Prophet (Aeron I): AFFC 2
  • The Captain of Guards (Areo I): AFFC 3
  1. Cersei I: AFFC 4
  2. Tyrion I: ADWD 2
  3. Daenerys I: ADWD 3
  4. Brienne I: AFFC 5
  5. Jon I: ADWD 4
  6. Bran I: ADWD 5
  7. Tyrion II: ADWD 6
  8. The Merchant’s Man (Quentyn I): ADWD 7 ^
  9. Samwell I: AFFC 6
  10. Jon II: ADWD 8
  11. Arya I: AFFC 7
  12. Cersei II: AFFC 8
  13. Jaime I: AFFC 9
  14. Brienne II: AFFC 10
  15. Sansa I: AFFC 11
  16. The Kraken’s Daughter (Asha I): AFFC 12
  17. Tyrion III: ADWD 9
  18. Davos I: ADWD 10
  19. Jon III: ADWD 11
  20. Daenerys II: ADWD 12
  21. Reek I (Theon I): ADWD 13
  22. Cersei III: AFFC 13
  23. The Soiled Knight (Arys): AFFC 14
  24. Bran II: ADWD 14
  25. Tyrion IV: ADWD 15
  26. Davos II: ADWD 16
  27. Brienne III: AFFC 15
  28. Samwell II: AFFC 16
  29. Daenerys III: ADWD 17
  30. Jon IV: ADWD 18
  31. Jaime II: AFFC 17
  32. Tyrion V: ADWD 19
  33. Cersei IV: AFFC 18
  34. Davos III: ADWD 20
  35. The Iron Captain (Victarion I): AFFC 19
  36. The Drowned Man (Aeron II): AFFC 20
  37. Brienne IV: AFFC 21
  38. The Queenmaker (Arianne I): AFFC 22
  39. Arya II: AFFC 23
  40. Alayne I (Sansa II): AFFC 24
  41. Cersei V: AFFC 25
  42. Reek II (Theon II): ADWD 21
  43. Jon V: ADWD 22
  44. Tyrion VI: ADWD 23
  45. Daenerys IV: ADWD 24
  46. The Lost Lord (Jon Connington I): ADWD 25
  47. The Windblown (Quentyn II): ADWD 26
  48. The Wayward Bride (Asha II): ADWD 27
  49. Brienne V: AFFC 26
  50. Samwell III: AFFC 27
  51. Jaime III: AFFC 28
  52. Tyrion VII: ADWD 28
  53. Jon VI: ADWD 29
  54. Davos IV: ADWD 30
  55. Cersei VI: AFFC 29
  56. The Reaver (Victarion II): AFFC 30
  57. Daenerys V: ADWD 31
  58. Melisandre I: ADWD 32
  59. Jaime IV: AFFC 31
  60. Brienne VI: AFFC 32
  61. Reek III (Theon III): ADWD 33
  62. Tyrion VIII: ADWD 34
  63. Cersei VII: AFFC 33
  64. Jaime V: AFFC 34
  65. Cat of the Canals (Arya III): AFFC 35
  66. Samwell IV: AFFC 36
  67. Cersei VIII: AFFC 37
  68. Brienne VII: AFFC 38
  69. Jaime VI: AFFC 39
  70. Cersei IX: AFFC 40
  71. The Princess in the Tower (Arianne II): AFFC 41 ^
  72. Bran III: ADWD 35
  73. Jon VII: ADWD 36
  74. Daenerys VI: ADWD 37
  75. The Prince of Winterfell (Theon IV): ADWD 38
  76. The Watcher (Areo II): ADWD 39
  77. Jon VIII: ADWD 40
  78. Tyrion IX: ADWD 41
  79. The Turncloak (Theon V): ADWD 42
  80. The King’s Prize (Asha III): ADWD 43
  81. Daenerys VII: ADWD 44
  82. Alayne II (Sansa III): AFFC 42
  83. Jon IX: ADWD 45
  84. Brienne VIII: AFFC 43
  85. Cersei X: AFFC 44
  86. Jaime VII: AFFC 45
  87. Samwell V: AFFC 46
  88. The Blind Girl (Arya IV): ADWD 46
  89. A Ghost in Winterfell (Theon VI): ADWD 47
  90. Tyrion X: ADWD 48
  91. Jaime VIII: ADWD 49
  92. Jon X: ADWD 50
  93. Daenerys VIII: ADWD 51
  94. Theon VII: ADWD 52
  95. Daenerys IX: ADWD 53
  96. Jon XI: ADWD 54
  97. Cersei XI: ADWD 55
  98. The Queensguard (Barristan I): ADWD 56
  99. The Iron Suitor (Victarion III): ADWD 57
  100. Tyrion XI: ADWD 58
  101. Jon XII: ADWD 59
  102. The Discarded Knight (Barristan II): ADWD 60
  103. The Spurned Suitor (Quentyn III): ADWD 61
  104. The Griffin Reborn (Jon Connington II): ADWD 62
  105. The Sacrifice (Asha IV): ADWD 63
  106. Victarion IV: ADWD 64
  107. The Ugly Little Girl (Arya V): ADWD 65
  108. Cersei XII: ADWD 66
  109. Tyrion XII: ADWD 67
  110. The Kingbreaker (Barristan III): ADWD 68
  111. The Dragontamer (Quentyn IV): ADWD 69
  112. Jon XIII: ADWD 70
  113. The Queen’s Hand (Barristan IV): ADWD 71
  114. Daenerys X: ADWD 72
  115. Epilogue (Kevan): ADWD 73
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My copies, marked with each switch between books.