Stunning...by far the best of the 3 I've read so far, and I thought the first two were some of the best fantasy I've ever read. This one goes in directions I never suspected, very satisfyingly so. The dwarf, Tyrion, continues to be the best character, and others are revealing themselves to be so much more involved in the overall plot than previously thought. Arya continues to grow with the under riding theme of revenge surrounding her. Jon Snow is now the BMOC at the Wall in the north. Daenyres is getting closer to returning home with her dragons to claim Westeros. Absolutely brilliant writing...bring on the next one.