Fourth installment of A Song of Ice and Fire. This was my second time reading this book. In preparation for Winds of Winter, I realized that I need to re-read this one and Dance with Dragons as I forgot many details.
Where the first 3 books are pretty straight forward with the Stark unraveling the war of kings breaking out, this book deals with the aftermath.
I very much enjoyed the developments in Aria’s, Brienne’s, Cercei’s and the Greyjoys … although I do miss Tyrion and the wolf.
The story is getting evermore complicated and many more new characters are introduced.
As a testament to R R Martin’s skill, the book was as enjoyable second time around as it was the first time I read it. The scenery and character development is exceptional.
Martin’s ability to grab the attention of the reader and not let go across many books is exceptional.
As I tell many of my friends, if you start reading these books … say good bye to your life… nothing will matter, but getting to the next page!!!