A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one — Jojen Reed in A Dance with Dragons, George RR Martin (via lady-meera-reed)
A new reader–friendly combined reading order for A Feast for Crows & A Dance with Dragons
NB: This post is intended for readers who have not read Feast or Dance yet. If you’ve read the entire series already, click here for the SPOILER-FILLED veterans’ version of this reading order.
Are you reading A Song of Ice and Fire for the first time? Have you heard that volumes four and five, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, cover the same time period but split up the characters, so that most of the people who appear in Feast don’t show up in Dance and vice versa? Do you think you’ll be one of the people that finds this really frustrating? (I’m not, I was perfectly happy with the books as-is and recommend them as such, but I know y’all are out there.) Are you interested in recombining the two halves of the story in hopes that it’ll make for a more satisfying reading experience? Here’s how you do it!
To combine A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons into one giant megabook, keeping almost everything in order both within the timeline of the story and in the chapter order that author George R.R. Martin intended, use the chapter list below.