One thing I have to say to each and every one of you who is about to read, or is reading right now the book, is that AFFC is great. Of course, it`s absolutely true that it`s very different in comparisson with CoK & SoS, but the concept stays the same. In a world where the game of thrones is being played non-stop, all of the sides ( King Stannis, King Tommen, The King of the Iron Islands & The North, Roose Bolton, The Brotherhood without banners, Dorn) need to be very carefull not to miss any part of it. And that game does include not only war but also politics and diplomacy. In AFFC those 2 components are more important than combat. In fact there is no actual fighting in part 4 of the series. I`m sure that 80% of the readers who`ve enjoyed the previous books, will like this too. Of course, the best in my opinion is SoS. A common misunderstanding is that AFFC is a transitional
book. Very wrong statement that some people who like the habbit of J.R.R. Martin to kill all of his characters one by one make. The POVs are not the kinda expected and there are many new facts that a fan of ASoIaF can learn only by reading himself. Sansa, Dorn, Brienne, Cersei and Jamie are futured the most, but Arya has little but very interesting place in the book as well.
Edited by Jaime Lanister, 25 July 2012 - 04:54 AM.