Damn it, George: This was my least favorite installment of A Song of Ice and Fire. I can’t imagine being a fan of the series, and waiting this long for this installment. Then, when I finally get it, I realize that several of my favorite characters are not mentioned at all. There are just whispers. Instead, I find a lot of new characters. The chapters are “The Reaver”, “The Drowned Man,” “The Queenmaker,” and I only got one chapter for that specific person in the entire book. So, George already has a lot of people in the book, which I have been doing well with keeping up with so far, and he reacts by throwing about twenty more characters into the pot. “Here, have this guys.” (Maniacal laughter.) Aren’t you glad you waited? Well, George, I did not wait, but I can tell you that I am not super happy either. This one was the slowest book to me, and I didn’t enjoy it as much. I am just telling you the truth George. Also, way to take out my favorite characters and REPLACE THEM with one of the characters I hate the most in the entire series. At first I thought, “Oh ho! He’s going to make me feel sympathy for her!”
Oh, no. George, you made me hate her even more. She is a horrible, evil person who thinks terrible thoughts, and I had to read chapters and chapters of those thoughts. It was worse than Theon Greyjoy. So, yes, Damn it, George, indeed.
Excitement for the next book: I am excited for the next book. I only have to wait a day, which is exciting, and I am believing that this will be as good as the first three, because it will be following all my favorite characters. Hopefully Arya will still be mentioned. Again, I do recommend this series overall, because it is one of the better fantasy series I have ever read. It is a fully fleshed out world, and I recognize that this part of the story is important to tell. It was just not the most fun part to read. It felt like reading about Sam and Frodo trudging some more towards Mordor. Oh, what are they doing? They are walking some more. That is exciting stuff Tolkien. What is happening here? A terrible person is thinking terrible things again. That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Huzzah. She better not be in the next book George, or we will have words, and by that I mean I will write on my little book blog that you will never read. I’m sure that burns you on your huge pile of money.