A Dance with Paperback Dragons

If you are the fan or collector of a series the size of the book matters. A colleague and I have recently done a ‘dance with paperback dragons’ with the release of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book 5 – A Dance with Dragons in paperback.

The issue: Christmas 2011 two box sets of books 1-5 were released, and while the boxset slipcase looks different the books on the inside look the same:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book 5 in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Dance with Dragons wasn’t included in the boxsets as it was only released in July 2011 and available only as a hardcover.

It has now been released as in paperback – which is where the confusion starts. Why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, as you can see in the picture you can get  A Dance with Dragons  as a single volume paperback, or, you can get it split into two volumes – A Dance with Dragons I: Dreams and Dust, and A Dance with Dragons II: After the Feast.

Confused about which A Dance with Dragons you need to match the box set you have? Here’s your answer:

For those of you who got the box set with the black slipcase (9780007450664, now unavailable)  you need A Dance with Dragons in a single volume paperback.

If you have the blue slipcase (9780007448050)  you need the two volumes: A Dance with Dragons I: Dreams and Dust, and A Dance with Dragons II: After the Feast.

If you don’t have either of the above box sets, but want one there are two choices for books 1-5:

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A Song of Ice and Fire, books 1-5 published in 6 books

A Song of Ice and Fire, books 1 – 5 published in 7 books 

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