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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
      • Cersei I: AFFC 4
      • Tyrion I: ADWD 2
      • Daenerys I: ADWD 3
      • Brienne I: AFFC 5
      • Jon I: ADWD 4
      • Bran I: ADWD 5
      • Tyrion II: ADWD 6
      • The Merchant’s Man (Quentyn I): ADWD 7 ^
      • Samwell I: AFFC 6
      • Jon II: ADWD 8
      • Arya I: AFFC 7
      • Cersei II: AFFC 8
      • Jaime I: AFFC 9
      • Brienne II: AFFC 10
      • Sansa I: AFFC 11
      • The Kraken’s Daughter (Asha I): AFFC 12
      • Tyrion III: ADWD 9
      • Davos I: ADWD 10
      • Jon III: ADWD 11
      • Daenerys II: ADWD 12
      • Reek I (Theon I): ADWD 13
      • Cersei III: AFFC 13
      • The Soiled Knight (Arys): AFFC 14
      • Bran II: ADWD 14
      • Tyrion IV: ADWD 15
      • Davos II: ADWD 16
      • Brienne III: AFFC 15
      • Samwell II: AFFC 16
      • Daenerys III: ADWD 17
      • Jon IV: ADWD 18
      • Jaime II: AFFC 17
      • Tyrion V: ADWD 19
      • Cersei IV: AFFC 18
      • Davos III: ADWD 20
      • The Iron Captain (Victarion I): AFFC 19
      • The Drowned Man (Aeron II): AFFC 20
      • Brienne IV: AFFC 21
      • The Queenmaker (Arianne I): AFFC 22
      • Arya II: AFFC 23
      • Alayne I (Sansa II): AFFC 24
      • Cersei V: AFFC 25
      • Reek II (Theon II): ADWD 21
      • Jon V: ADWD 22
      • Tyrion VI: ADWD 23
      • Daenerys IV: ADWD 24
      • The Lost Lord (Jon Connington I): ADWD 25
      • The Windblown (Quentyn II): ADWD 26
      • The Wayward Bride (Asha II): ADWD 27
      • Brienne V: AFFC 26
      • Samwell III: AFFC 27
      • Jaime III: AFFC 28
      • Tyrion VII: ADWD 28
      • Jon VI: ADWD 29
      • Davos IV: ADWD 30
      • Cersei VI: AFFC 29
      • The Reaver (Victarion II): AFFC 30
      • Daenerys V: ADWD 31
      • Melisandre I: ADWD 32
      • Jaime IV: AFFC 31
      • Brienne VI: AFFC 32
      • Reek III (Theon III): ADWD 33
      • Tyrion VIII: ADWD 34
      • Cersei VII: AFFC 33
      • Jaime V: AFFC 34
      • Cat of the Canals (Arya III): AFFC 35
      • Samwell IV: AFFC 36
      • Cersei VIII: AFFC 37
      • Brienne VII: AFFC 38
      • Jaime VI: AFFC 39
      • Cersei IX: AFFC 40
      • The Princess in the Tower (Arianne II): AFFC 41 ^
      • Bran III: ADWD 35
      • Jon VII: ADWD 36
      • Daenerys VI: ADWD 37
      • The Prince of Winterfell (Theon IV): ADWD 38
      • The Watcher (Areo II): ADWD 39
      • Jon VIII: ADWD 40
      • Tyrion IX: ADWD 41
      • The Turncloak (Theon V): ADWD 42
      • The King’s Prize (Asha III): ADWD 43
      • Daenerys VII: ADWD 44
      • Alayne II (Sansa III): AFFC 42
      • Jon IX: ADWD 45
      • Brienne VIII: AFFC 43
      • Cersei X: AFFC 44
      • Jaime VII: AFFC 45
      • Samwell V: AFFC 46
      • The Blind Girl (Arya IV): ADWD 46
      • A Ghost in Winterfell (Theon VI): ADWD 47
      • Tyrion X: ADWD 48
      • Jaime VIII: ADWD 49
      • Jon X: ADWD 50
      • Daenerys VIII: ADWD 51
      • Theon VII: ADWD 52
      • Daenerys IX: ADWD 53
      • Jon XI: ADWD 54
      • Cersei XI: ADWD 55
      • The Queensguard (Barristan I): ADWD 56
      • The Iron Suitor (Victarion III): ADWD 57
      • Tyrion XI: ADWD 58
      • Jon XII: ADWD 59
      • The Discarded Knight (Barristan II): ADWD 60
      • The Spurned Suitor (Quentyn III): ADWD 61
      • The Griffin Reborn (Jon Connington II): ADWD 62
      • The Sacrifice (Asha IV): ADWD 63
      • Victarion IV: ADWD 64
      • The Ugly Little Girl (Arya V): ADWD 65
      • Cersei XII: ADWD 66
      • Tyrion XII: ADWD 67
      • The Kingbreaker (Barristan III): ADWD 68
      • The Dragontamer (Quentyn IV): ADWD 69
      • Jon XIII: ADWD 70
      • The Queen’s Hand (Barristan IV): ADWD 71
      • Daenerys X: ADWD 72
      • Epilogue (Kevan): ADWD 73
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My copies, marked with each switch between books.