I’m still in utter disbelief that this book was written by GRRM and it’s part of the ‘Songs of Ice and Fire’ series. What the first 3 books did, the gripping story, the frantic page-turning – well, all that was completely absent in this one. I skipped entire pages, even 3-4 at a stretch and I didn’t miss much.
Every stone, every leaf and every ant had a story behind it. It felt like plodding through a genealogy text book, rather than a book from the GRRM stable. The only reason I kept at it is to have a thread of continuity when I read ‘A Dance with Dragons’. And if ADWD is also like this..well.. I hope it isn’t.
And, oh, a huuuuuuuuuuuge crush is happening on Jaime Lannister. 🙂 That’s pretty much the only good thing about this book.
Do yourself a favor – read the summary of this book on the interwebz and go directy to ADWD.