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Old 06-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by AnemicOak View Post
Because it is. It's half of the planned narrative while A Dance With Dragons is the other. Martin elected to split the books by character & location instead of chronologically.

The split was done because the books manuscript was already larger than A Storm of Sword which had caused the publisher problems with it's size (I think it was actually printed in two volumes some places) and I think it was also split so he could get something out since it had been five years.

http://www.georgerrmartin.com/done.html
That explains it, then. I don't think it was a good call, however (except for the bit about getting something out there). I already have issues with how these books are structured. But that's me; I feel curmudgeonly about them but I admit they keep me turning the pages. For all their length, the books are an easy read and go quickly.
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