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“Jar-dropping. Again. Still.
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“This was a very well written book. Mr. Martin is brilliant when it comes to describing people, places, and even animals. That being said, the book was simply boring. I don't feel I needed 20 chapters devoted to Cersei. We get it, she's sheer evil. Now, I DO plan on reading Dance With Dragons...”see full review » see other reviews »
“Only three stars because, while it was very thrilling and action packed as usual, I really only looked forwards to Sansa and Arya's chapters. The rest of the characters I haven't cared much for since the start.”Shadow wrote this review 2 hours ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is where the series seriously suffers. Too many new characters, too many cliffhangers. It just gets annoying.”arnulf wrote this review 9 hours ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really interesting story regarding Cersei standing at the height of power and how she is incapable of wielding this power without spiraling into self-destruction. Not sure how I feel about the power grabs going on in the other kingdoms.”humbledaisy wrote this review 5 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Oddly paralleled with Book 5, aFfC is not an overly exciting installment, but necessary. Cersei and Brienne really have good arcs in this one, although I am not sure what exactly happens to Brienne at the end. Long time to wait though.”joshuajduffy wrote this review 6 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am still taking away a star from the book. Although the story keeps you engrossed and on your toes; there are unwanted narratives in the book. Somebody please tell the author to edit his books and get rid of the unwanted descriptions. I have skipped the portions where the lines started to bore me out and started when the action began.
As for the storyline, since the focus is on kings landing and characters like Sam and Arya's story does not progress much further. So also with Sansa (or Alayne now). Major part of the story is based on Jamie, Brienne and Cersei. The plot moves further at a good pace and the character development is good.
If you love the series and stuck so far as the 3rd book, you will definitely want to read this one.
Now, on to the 5th book in the series.”
“Superbly written, as usual. Just don't get to attached to a person or a plot thread...”Anana11 wrote this review 11 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very good ”JT wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“wow its amazing”Brinn wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The only reason I have given the book less than five stars is because it is a temporary departure from narrating about the usual characters. Neither Jon, Bran, Tyrion, Dany or Davos have their own chapter throughout the book, though Martin does note in a concluding page that they will return in a Dance wit Dragons.
The style and intrigue, however, continues to captivate the reader and you come to love and love to hate each new character like you did with previous ones. The essence of a Song of Ice and Fire remains, the players have just changed, even if only for this book.
Well worth a read and quite recommendable as a bridging book between Storm of Swords and Dance with Dragons.