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How To Read A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons Together

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Hello! I signed up here awhile ago, but this is my first time posting. Great site!

I looked around a bit, but I didn't see anything like this posted, so I put this here. If it is in the wrong place please tell me or move it to the proper forum. I came up with this myself, but if anyone else has done some thing like it please point me to it. I'll be happy to answer any questions. Thanks for in advance reading.

 

 

How To Read A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons Together


This method of reading A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons at the same time relies upon the author's own system of character POV rotations and the precedent set where the reader rewinds the timeline at the beginning of A Storm of Swords to cover events happening around the same time at the end of A Clash of Kings. The first sections of reading in A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons follow this pattern and the events chronicled in them happen, for the most part, concurrently with each other. After that, the timeline becomes fairly continuous with the normal adjustments for narrative time frame.

 


*READER'S CHOICE: SAMWELL'S FIRST CHAPTER IN A FEAST FOR CROWS

Because of the way that the story was published as two books covering much the same time frame until the end of A Feast For Crows, the very first Samwell chapter is effectively redundant. While the chapter does contain some new information and character insight, none of it could be considered crucial to the story. The relevant information revealed there is presented again, with even more information, in the second Jon chapter in A Dance With Dragons. The reader has three choices as to what to do with this first Samwell chapter:

1) Omit  reading the first Samwell chapter in A Feast For Crows entirely. (Recommended for readers who have multiple readings under their belt and know what they are missing)

2) Insert the first Samwell chapter in A Feast For Crows into A Dance With Dragons and read just before the second Jon chapter. (Recommended for first time readers and those who just enjoy it)

3) Read the first Samwell chapter in A Feast For Crows concurrently with the second Jon chapter in A Dance With Dragons. (For the nutters): Save Samwell's first chapter until you reach Jon's second chapter. Begin with Samwell and read until he goes to meet Jon and then read Jon until Samwell arrives. Read both chapters at the same time during the dialog and then read Samwell's chapter to the end, followed by Jon's to the end.

 


NOTE: THIS LIST IS CORRECT! So, if it tells you to read multiple character rotations in one book before moving on to the next book you are meant to do so. This is usually done to correct narrative time frame issues.

 

READING ROTATIONS:

Read AFFC until you reach the 3rd Cersi chapter.*
                           (rewind timeline)

Read ADWD until you reach the 4th Tyrion chapter.*
                 (timeline is now continuous)

Read AFFC until you reach the 4th Cersi chapter.

Read ADWD until you reach the 5th Tyrion chapter.

Read AFFC until you reach the 5th Cersi chapter.

Read ADWD until you reach the 6th Tyrion chapter.

Read AFFC until you reach the 6th Cersi chapter.

Read ADWD until you reach the 7th Tyrion chapter.

Read AFFC until you reach the 8th Cersi chapter.

Read ADWD until you reach the 8th Tyrion chapter.

Read AFFC to the END.

Read ADWD to the END.

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